Call the Midwife (2012– )

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

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 Trixie Franklin (42 episodes, 2012-2016)
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Cliff Parisi ...
 Fred Buckle / ... (42 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Dr. Patrick Turner / ... (41 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Sister Evangelina (40 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Cynthia Miller / ... (38 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 PC Peter Noakes / ... (37 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Chummy Noakes / ... (31 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Sister Winifred (26 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Jenny Lee (23 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Patsy Mount / ... (23 episodes, 2013-2016)
Max Macmillan ...
 Timothy Turner (21 episodes, 2012-2015)
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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. 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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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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20 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you want history at its truth, watch a documentary. As entertainment this show has it all. Every episode has had me in tears from either laughter or poignancy. The casting is perfect and beautifully shot. It really shows the diverse community that has embedded itself in our culture today. Who cares if the docks were not in the right place! The show is about people coming together in tough times and bonding with a community regardless of class and colour. It makes me yearn for that kind of spirit in todays world where everyone has so much and yet is never satisfied. I really hope the BBC invest in a new series - I already miss Miranda!


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