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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 Dr. Patrick Turner / ... (32 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Cynthia Miller / ... (29 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 PC Peter Noakes / ... (28 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Jenny Lee / ... (24 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Chummy Noakes / ... (22 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Timothy Turner (22 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 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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Pam Ferris plays another midwife in Children of Men (2006), looking after a pregnant girl. See more »

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LOVE LOVE LOVE this show!!
12 December 2013 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

I have to say I am a bit of a BBC miniseries junkie. So, I am always looking for a new world to jump into. I have to say that "Call the Midwife" is one of the best series I have seen. I am enchanted by the young girls and their commitment to caring for their community. And what makes it even more perfect is that they work alongside nuns and can see the world through their eyes. I watch this show over and over again hoping to be dazzled once again (and I always am). I don't know how accurate it is (I have not studied the time), but I do think it is a fantastic commentary on poverty, the role of women, and social class differences. If this were only a drama I wouldn't watch it again and again. But the humor (CHUMMY!!) and the light hearted moments among the business of birth is perfect! Truly, I would love to drop myself into that time and live simply where my only goal was to help women and love people well. You will thoroughly enjoy this show it sisterhood, faith, love, and courage interest you.


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