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


Heidi Thomas
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Series cast summary:
Vanessa Redgrave ...  Mature Jennifer Worth / ... 86 episodes, 2012-2021
Laura Main ...  Shelagh Turner / ... 86 episodes, 2012-2021
Jenny Agutter ...  Sister Julienne 86 episodes, 2012-2021
Stephen McGann ...  Dr. Patrick Turner / ... 85 episodes, 2012-2021
Judy Parfitt ...  Sister Monica Joan 84 episodes, 2012-2021
Helen George ...  Nurse Trixie Franklin / ... 82 episodes, 2012-2021
Cliff Parisi ...  Fred Buckle / ... 82 episodes, 2012-2021
Linda Bassett ...  Nurse Phyllis Crane / ... 60 episodes, 2015-2021
Max Macmillan ...  Timothy Turner 58 episodes, 2012-2021
Alice Brown Alice Brown ...  Angela Turner 51 episodes, 2015-2021
Victoria Yeates ...  Sister Winifred 46 episodes, 2014-2019
Annabelle Apsion ...  Violet Buckle / ... 46 episodes, 2015-2021
Bryony Hannah ...  Cynthia Miller / ... 42 episodes, 2012-2017
Pam Ferris ...  Sister Evangelina 36 episodes, 2012-2016
Jack Ashton ...  Tom Hereward 35 episodes, 2014-2018


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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1960s | nurse | east london | memoir | nun | See All (55) »


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Stephen McGann, who plays Dr. Patrick Turner, is married to series writer Heidi Thomas. See more »


The ship in the intro for all the Series is the Dominion Monarch. Series 7 is set in 1963. That ship was scrapped by the end of 1962 so it should've been removed from the intro. See more »


Referenced in Flack: Clara (2020) See more »

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Hooked! And loving it!
27 June 2017 | by bisquitlips-89258See all my reviews

Obviously I am a man, and will say without any hesitation that we are hooked on this series! My wife and I are best friends and there is nothing more we enjoy than finding a good British series to immerse ourselves together. We have done this for many years, initially finding them in our travels to Britain, and find that British shows seem to "out weigh" our American television on many levels.

The subject matter is really unique and absorbing and the acting superb! The complexity of the characters and their interaction, the humor, the secrets, the context, and the weight and undercurrents of its gracious messages have impacted us and continue to do so.

So many times it seems that these British series don't last and are canceled just as we are dedicated to them. It is rewarding to see "Call the Midwife" continuing on and we hope it does so for many years to come. We will continue to be fans as long as "Call the Midwife" lives!

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15 January 2012 (USA) See more »

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