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)
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 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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Faith in humanity
3 January 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Whether or not this series' depiction of the East End in the 50's is completely accurate or not seems of little relevance to me. The characters are very likable and the acting, even by the guest actors, is brilliant. However, the main reason I love and wholeheartedly recommend Call the Midwife is because it is so well written, without avoiding the harsh realities of life yet filled with hope and incredible human connection. Miraculously, it manages this without ever becoming cheesy. Every episode leaves me feeling proud to be a human being. I don't think many TV series are able or even try to achieve this and it feels especially important in our times when faith in humanity seems to be in decline.


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