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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 mid-1960s.

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Heidi Thomas
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Series cast summary:
Vanessa Redgrave ...  Mature Jennifer Worth / ... 78 episodes, 2012-2020
Laura Main ...  Shelagh Turner / ... 78 episodes, 2012-2020
Jenny Agutter ...  Sister Julienne 78 episodes, 2012-2020
Judy Parfitt ...  Sister Monica Joan 77 episodes, 2012-2020
Stephen McGann ...  Dr. Patrick Turner / ... 77 episodes, 2012-2020
Helen George ...  Nurse Trixie Franklin / ... 74 episodes, 2012-2020
Cliff Parisi ...  Fred Buckle / ... 74 episodes, 2012-2020
Max Macmillan ...  Timothy Turner 54 episodes, 2012-2020
Linda Bassett ...  Nurse Phyllis Crane / ... 52 episodes, 2015-2020
Victoria Yeates ...  Sister Winifred 46 episodes, 2014-2019
Alice Brown Alice Brown ...  Angela Turner 45 episodes, 2015-2020
Bryony Hannah ...  Cynthia Miller / ... 42 episodes, 2012-2017
Annabelle Apsion ...  Violet Buckle / ... 38 episodes, 2015-2020
Pam Ferris ...  Sister Evangelina 36 episodes, 2012-2016
Jack Ashton ...  Tom Hereward 35 episodes, 2014-2018
Jennifer Kirby ...  Nurse Valerie Dyer / ... 33 episodes, 2017-2020
Ben Caplan ...  PC Peter Noakes / ... 32 episodes, 2012-2017
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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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1960s | nurse | east london | memoir | nun | See All (57) »

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Drama | History

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Pam Ferris plays another midwife in Children of Men (2006), looking after a pregnant girl. 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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Featured in Gogglebox: Episode #7.2 (2016) See more »

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Very enjoyable, if divergent from the book.
5 February 2012 | by geoffcooSee all my reviews

I would have scored 10 for this series, except for the fact that it doesn't truly follow the accounts written in the book from which it is taken.

Some of the diversions from the book are to allow the characters other than Jenny Lee to have stronger story lines, which I can accept to an extent. But some of the story lines have been expanded for dramatic effect, so they are not relying upon the original author's memoirs, but rather the imagination of the scriptwriters, which I think is somewhat regrettable.

Having said that I am finding the series entirely watchable, and enjoyable. All the cast seem to be good, but I must say I am most impressed with Miranda Hart as Chummy, what a brick she is.


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BBC - Official Site

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2012 (USA) See more »

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