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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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Long before Jennifer Worth's memoirs were filmed, she spotted Miranda Hart and knew that she would be perfect to play Camilla "Chummy" Fortescue-Cholmeley-Browne, the six-foot-one, ungainly, clumsy midwife who features in her books. Hart, who also hails from an aristocratic background like her character, agreed to take the role of Chummy if the books were ever filmed. 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 her husband Philip (Ronald Pickup) suggests she write 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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Reminds me
26 January 2014 | by zena-1See all my reviews

As I was a student nurse in the East End of London during the mid fifties,(now an ex-pat living in Mexico) this series brings back many memories. I'm glad that some episodes include general nursing and even male patients as well as midwifery. Perhaps doctors were not always as good as the nurses in those days.I even remember an anaesthetist who sat doing his crossword puzzles during operations and no one dared utter a word of reproach.

Now that the East End is suddenly fashionable, even Shoreditch and Brick Lane, what has happened to Wapping where I trained and which used to be so scruffy?

One thing has changed for the better. In those far off days when a woman was admitted with an attempted abortion, euphemistically called "incomplete abortion", the police had to be notified and a policewoman would sit by the bed (drinking tea with the night nurse) until the unfortunate patient (who probably already had half a dozen children at least) was well enough to be arrested.


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15 January 2012 (USA) See more »

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