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Call the Midwife 

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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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Series cast summary:
Jenny Agutter ...  Sister Julienne 61 episodes, 2012-2018
Laura Main ...  Shelagh Turner / ... 61 episodes, 2012-2018
Vanessa Redgrave ...  Mature Jenny / ... 60 episodes, 2012-2018
Stephen McGann ...  Dr. Patrick Turner / ... 60 episodes, 2012-2018
Judy Parfitt ...  Sister Monica Joan 59 episodes, 2012-2018
Helen George ...  Trixie Franklin / ... 57 episodes, 2012-2018
Cliff Parisi ...  Fred Buckle / ... 57 episodes, 2012-2018
Victoria Yeates ...  Sister Winifred 44 episodes, 2014-2018
Max Macmillan Max Macmillan ...  Timothy Turner 43 episodes, 2012-2018
Bryony Hannah ...  Cynthia Miller / ... 42 episodes, 2012-2017
Pam Ferris ...  Sister Evangelina 36 episodes, 2012-2016
Jack Ashton ...  Tom Hereward 35 episodes, 2014-2018
Linda Bassett ...  Nurse Phyllis Crane / ... 34 episodes, 2015-2018
Ben Caplan ...  PC Peter Noakes / ... 32 episodes, 2012-2017
Charlotte Ritchie ...  Nurse Barbara Gilbert / ... 30 episodes, 2015-2018
Emerald Fennell ...  Nurse Patsy Mount / ... 27 episodes, 2013-2017
Alice Brown 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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In 1950's London, they delivered hope for all. See more »

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Official Sites:

BBC - Official Site

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Barnmorskan i East End See more »

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Trivia

Linda Bassett and Pam Ferris previously both worked on the mini-series Our Mutual Friend (1998). See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Faith in humanity
3 January 2014 | by black-and-goldSee 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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