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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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In 1950s London, they delivered hope for all. See more »

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The midwives are based in Nonnatus House, which is named after St. Raymond Nonnatus (nonnatus being the Latin for "not born") who was born by Cesarean section, and is the patron saint of pregnant women and childbirth. 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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As good as anything in many, many years on Masterpiece
28 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My wife and I have been regular viewers of PBS' various British dramas for more than 40 years. I believe that "Call the Midwife" stands with anything that PBS has shown in that time. The cast is outstanding, and is aided by terrific writing. The producers and writers have done a very good job of pulling stories from the books, and presenting an element of 20th Century London history that most American viewers knew nothing about. There is a wonderful blend of humor, sadness, and an overall sense of time and place that is rarely achieved in TV dramas. I have particularly liked the sensitive portrayal of the sisters throughout the series, since (believe it or not) my mother had studied to become a nun. They are consistently shown as a complete person, not characterized as stiff and robotic people. If you haven't read the books the series is based upon, try them. You will see how faithfully the producers have followed them. A wonderful series!


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