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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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Series cast summary:
Vanessa Redgrave ...  Mature Jennifer Worth / ... 69 episodes, 2012-2019
Laura Main ...  Shelagh Turner / ... 69 episodes, 2012-2019
Jenny Agutter ...  Sister Julienne 69 episodes, 2012-2019
Judy Parfitt ...  Sister Monica Joan 68 episodes, 2012-2019
Stephen McGann ...  Dr. Patrick Turner / ... 68 episodes, 2012-2019
Cliff Parisi ...  Fred Buckle / ... 66 episodes, 2012-2019
Helen George ...  Trixie Franklin / ... 65 episodes, 2012-2019
Max Macmillan ...  Timothy Turner 51 episodes, 2012-2019
Victoria Yeates ...  Sister Winifred 46 episodes, 2014-2019
Linda Bassett ...  Nurse Phyllis Crane / ... 43 episodes, 2015-2019
Bryony Hannah ...  Cynthia Miller / ... 42 episodes, 2012-2017
Pam Ferris ...  Sister Evangelina 36 episodes, 2012-2016
Alice Brown Alice Brown ...  Angela Turner 36 episodes, 2015-2019
Jack Ashton ...  Tom Hereward 35 episodes, 2014-2018
Ben Caplan ...  PC Peter Noakes / ... 32 episodes, 2012-2017
Charlotte Ritchie ...  Nurse Barbara Gilbert / ... 30 episodes, 2015-2018
Annabelle Apsion ...  Violet Buckle / ... 29 episodes, 2015-2019
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

BBC - Official Site

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Call the Midwife See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Linda Bassett (Nurse Phyllis Crane) & Matilda Ziegler (Dulcie Roland) also worked together on Lark Rise to Candleford (2008) as Queenie Warner & Pearl Pratt respectively. See more »

Goofs

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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TV at its best
20 February 2012 | by vivnistaSee all my reviews

If you want history at its truth, watch a documentary. As entertainment this show has it all. Every episode has had me in tears from either laughter or poignancy. The casting is perfect and beautifully shot. It really shows the diverse community that has embedded itself in our culture today. Who cares if the docks were not in the right place! The show is about people coming together in tough times and bonding with a community regardless of class and colour. It makes me yearn for that kind of spirit in todays world where everyone has so much and yet is never satisfied. I really hope the BBC invest in a new series - I already miss Miranda!


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