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Call the Midwife 

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Call the Midwife is a TV series starring Jenny Agutter, Laura Main, and Vanessa Redgrave. Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s to early 1960s.

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Series cast summary:
...  Sister Julienne 61 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Shelagh Turner / ... 61 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Mature Jenny / ... 60 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Dr. Patrick Turner / ... 60 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Sister Monica Joan 59 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Trixie Franklin / ... 57 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Fred Buckle / ... 57 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Sister Winifred 44 episodes, 2014-2018
Max Macmillan ...  Timothy Turner 43 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Cynthia Miller / ... 42 episodes, 2012-2017
...  Sister Evangelina 36 episodes, 2012-2016
...  Tom Hereward 35 episodes, 2014-2018
...  Nurse Phyllis Crane / ... 34 episodes, 2015-2018
...  PC Peter Noakes / ... 32 episodes, 2012-2017
...  Nurse Barbara Gilbert / ... 30 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Nurse Patsy Mount / ... 27 episodes, 2013-2017
Alice Brown ...  Angela Turner 27 episodes, 2015-2018
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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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1960s | nurse | east london | memoir | nun | See All (41) »

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The series is based on the best-selling memoir of the same name by Jennifer Worth, the first in a trilogy of books describing her work as a district nurse and midwife in the East End of London during the 1950s. The premiere episode was dedicated to Worth's memory, as she died six months before it aired. 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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Wonderful
27 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

I recently found this series on Netflix and instantly fell in love with it. I have never read the books, so I have nothing else to go by. The characters are fabulous. The actors/actresses are amazing. I think every episode has made me both laugh and cry, and I'm looking forward to more!

Some of the episodes can be hard to watch, especially since I am pregnant, and I think that anyone feeling overly anxious about their pregnancy may want to hold off watching this series, because it really shows the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of pregnancy and child birth.

I found one major goof that had me laughing: In one episode they mention knitting blanket squares, and people are shown knitting them. When assembling the squares to make a blanket what they actually have are crocheted granny squares.


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