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

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 Shelagh Turner / ... (50 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Mature Jenny / ... (48 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Sister Julienne (49 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Sister Monica Joan (49 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Dr. Patrick Turner / ... (48 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Trixie Franklin / ... (48 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Fred Buckle / ... (47 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Cynthia Miller / ... (43 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Sister Evangelina (37 episodes, 2012-2017)
Max Macmillan ...
 Timothy Turner (34 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Sister Winifred (34 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 PC Peter Noakes / ... (32 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Tom Hereward (28 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Nurse Patsy Mount / ... (27 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Nurse Barbara Gilbert / ... (25 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Jenny Lee (24 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Nurse Phyllis Crane / ... (24 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Chummy Noakes / ... (22 episodes, 2012-2015)
Alice Brown ...
 Angela Turner (21 episodes, 2015-2017)
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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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Pam Ferris plays another midwife in Children of Men (2006), looking after a pregnant girl. 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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27 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently found this series on Netflix and instantly fell in love with it. I have never read the books, so I have nothing else to go by. The characters are fabulous. The actors/actresses are amazing. I think every episode has made me both laugh and cry, and I'm looking forward to more!

Some of the episodes can be hard to watch, especially since I am pregnant, and I think that anyone feeling overly anxious about their pregnancy may want to hold off watching this series, because it really shows the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of pregnancy and child birth.

I found one major goof that had me laughing: In one episode they mention knitting blanket squares, and people are shown knitting them. When assembling the squares to make a blanket what they actually have are crocheted granny squares.


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