Call the Midwife (2012– )

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The lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s.

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 Mature Jenny (33 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Cynthia Miller (33 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Trixie Franklin (33 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Sister Julienne (33 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Sister Evangelina (33 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Shelagh Turner / ... (33 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Sister Monica Joan (33 episodes, 2012-2015)
Cliff Parisi ...
 Fred / ... (33 episodes, 2012-2015)
Stephen McGann ...
 Dr. Turner / ... (32 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 PC Peter Noakes (29 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Chummy Noakes / ... (28 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Jenny Lee (23 episodes, 2012-2014)
Max Macmillan ...
 Timothy Turner (23 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Sister Winifred (17 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Tom Hereward (15 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 slums. She expects to find a hospital, and is surprised to find that the clinic is a convent: Nonnatus House. Working alongside her fellow nurses and the medically-trained nuns, Jenny has her eyes opened to the harsh living conditions. But she also discovers the warm hearts and the bravery of the mothers; each one a heroine in Jenny's eyes. Written by L. Hamre

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The midwives are based in Nonnatus House, which is named after St. Raymond Nonnatus (nonnatus being the Latin for "not born") who was born by Cesarean section, and is the patron saint of pregnant women and childbirth. See more »

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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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