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 / ... (51 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Sister Julienne (51 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Shelagh Turner / ... (51 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Sister Monica Joan (50 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Dr. Patrick Turner / ... (50 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Trixie Franklin / ... (49 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Fred Buckle / ... (48 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Cynthia Miller / ... (42 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Sister Evangelina (36 episodes, 2012-2016)
Max Macmillan ...
 Timothy Turner (36 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Sister Winifred (35 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 PC Peter Noakes / ... (32 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Tom Hereward (30 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Nurse Patsy Mount / ... (27 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Nurse Barbara Gilbert / ... (26 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Nurse Phyllis Crane / ... (25 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Jenny Lee (23 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Chummy Noakes / ... (22 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Nurse Delia Busby / ... (21 episodes, 2015-2017)
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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Linda Bassett and Pam Ferris previously both worked on the mini-series Our Mutual Friend (1998). 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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Referenced in EastEnders: Episode dated 12 May 2015 (2015) 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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