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

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 Mature Jenny (42 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Trixie Franklin / ... (42 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Sister Julienne (42 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Shelagh Turner / ... (42 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Sister Monica Joan (41 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Dr. Patrick Turner / ... (41 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Fred Buckle / ... (39 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Cynthia Miller / ... (38 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Sister Evangelina (36 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 PC Peter Noakes / ... (30 episodes, 2012-2016)
Max Macmillan ...
 Timothy Turner (27 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Sister Winifred (26 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Jenny Lee (23 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Patsy Mount / ... (23 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Chummy Noakes / ... (22 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Tom Hereward (21 episodes, 2014-2016)
Charlotte Ritchie ...
 Nurse Barbara Gilbert / ... (17 episodes, 2015-2016)
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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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Nonnatus House is a pseudonym for The Community of St. John the Divine, an Anglican religious order of nuns founded in London in 1848. The order relocated to Birmingham in 1976, and ceased to practice midwifery in 1990. See more »

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When Vanessa Redgrave (the voice of mature Jenny) appears on screen for the first time, the on-screen caption gives the date as 2005 and she is considering writing her memoirs. However by 2005, the first two volumes (Call the Midwife and Shadows of the Workhouse) had already been published. See more »

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TV at its best
20 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you want history at its truth, watch a documentary. As entertainment this show has it all. Every episode has had me in tears from either laughter or poignancy. The casting is perfect and beautifully shot. It really shows the diverse community that has embedded itself in our culture today. Who cares if the docks were not in the right place! The show is about people coming together in tough times and bonding with a community regardless of class and colour. It makes me yearn for that kind of spirit in todays world where everyone has so much and yet is never satisfied. I really hope the BBC invest in a new series - I already miss Miranda!


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