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Call the Midwife 

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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Stephen McGann (Dr. Patrick Turner) is married to series writer Heidi Thomas. 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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I remember London in 1957
16 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was a schoolchild in London in 1957, so I watched this programme expecting to see the London I remember recreated. I had to go to school on the tube and underground. I was from north London, but quite a few of my school friends came from East London. When I went to tea with them after school, their homes were clean and perfectly respectable. One thing I do remember though, was the warehouses and the docks were strictly out of bounds, although we could, and did, play on the bomb sites. I still have friends who were brought up in East London in the 1950s. I think this series is based on the exceptional cases rather than the normal ones. Certainly there were homes in the area, which had survived the bombing and had outside toilets and tin baths. In my experience, my friends' Mums kept their flats immaculately clean inside. The, houses, warehouses and the dock walls were all blackened with soot from the railways. 1957 was before the clean air act and fogs and smogs were common. It was good to see people getting about by bicycle, cars were few in the 1950s and mostly black saloons. I don't remember meeting or seeing any exceptionally large families. All the friends and family I had and now have, who were born and brought up in east London, are either only children, or have one or two siblings. I will watch the rest of the series with interest.


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