Call the Midwife (2012– )

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Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s to early 1960s.

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 Sister Julienne (33 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Trixie Franklin (33 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Fred Buckle / ... (33 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Sister Monica Joan (32 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Dr. Patrick Turner / ... (32 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Sister Evangelina (31 episodes, 2012-2015)
Bryony Hannah ...
 Cynthia Miller / ... (29 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 PC Peter Noakes / ... (28 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Jenny Lee (23 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Chummy Noakes / ... (22 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Timothy Turner (21 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Sister Winifred (17 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Patsy Mount / ... (14 episodes, 2013-2015)
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Based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth; the story follows twenty-two year old Jenny, who in 1957 leaves her comfortable home to become a midwife in London's East End. She is surprised to find that she will be living in a convent: Nonnatus House. Working alongside fellow nurses and the medically-trained nuns, Jenny has her eyes opened to the harsh living conditions of the slums, but she also discovers the warm hearts and the bravery of the mothers. Even after Jenny leaves Nonnatus, she continues to chronicle the lives of the midwives who have become her family. Written by L. Hamre

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22 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

I don't know whether this is historically accurate and some of the accents are not very Cockney, but this is outstanding drama. For me, Judy Parfitt as the semi-demented Sister Monica Joan is the stand-out -- as the other characters say, ''is she mad, or just seriously eccentric''? Exceptional acting. Also Sister Julienne, while a little earnest, is a lovely character -- wise and spiritual. Jenny Lee as a character leaves me cold. Her love life comes across as a bit clunky but her scenes as a midwife and with the nuns and other nurses are good. Miranda Hart's nurse Chummy is outstanding. It's good to see a series celebrating women's work and issues. Bring on season two. UPDATE: Well, season two turned out to be a lot schmaltzier than the first season. The voice-over at the start and finish is starting to get very sugary. And there's been far more cute happy endings and less messiness. It's all a bit one-dimensional. Why are the nurses' love lives so boring? Why don't we see their family background? Why has the East End suddenly turned into some squeaky clean film set? Much as we love Chummy, where can she go from here? They'll have to introduce new characters, and rev up some of the existing ones, if they want to keep me watching.


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