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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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  Mature Jennifer Worth / ... (78 episodes, 2012-2020)
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  Shelagh Turner / ... (78 episodes, 2012-2020)
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  Sister Julienne (78 episodes, 2012-2020)
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  Sister Monica Joan (77 episodes, 2012-2020)
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  Dr. Patrick Turner / ... (77 episodes, 2012-2020)
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  Nurse Trixie Franklin / ... (74 episodes, 2012-2020)
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  Fred Buckle / ... (74 episodes, 2012-2020)
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  Timothy Turner (54 episodes, 2012-2020)
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  Nurse Phyllis Crane / ... (52 episodes, 2015-2020)
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  Sister Winifred (46 episodes, 2014-2019)
Alice Brown ...
  Angela Turner (45 episodes, 2015-2020)
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  Cynthia Miller / ... (42 episodes, 2012-2017)
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  Violet Buckle / ... (38 episodes, 2015-2020)
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  Sister Evangelina (36 episodes, 2012-2016)
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  Tom Hereward (35 episodes, 2014-2018)
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  Nurse Valerie Dyer / ... (33 episodes, 2017-2020)
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  PC Peter Noakes / ... (32 episodes, 2012-2017)
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  Nurse Barbara Gilbert / ... (30 episodes, 2015-2018)
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  Nurse Patsy Mount / ... (27 episodes, 2013-2017)
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  Nurse Lucille Anderson (26 episodes, 2018-2020)
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  Jenny Lee (23 episodes, 2012-2014)
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  Chummy Noakes / ... (22 episodes, 2012-2015)
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  Nurse Delia Busby / ... (21 episodes, 2015-2017)
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  Sister Frances (18 episodes, 2018-2020)
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  Sister Hilda (18 episodes, 2018-2020)
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  Miss Higgins / ... (18 episodes, 2018-2020)
April Rae Hoang ...
  May Tang (18 episodes, 2018-2020)
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  Sergeant Woolf / ... (14 episodes, 2017-2020)
Daniel Laurie ...
  Reggie Jackson (13 episodes, 2017-2020)
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  Christopher Dockerill (10 episodes, 2017-2018)
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  Cyril Robinson (8 episodes, 2019-2020)
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  Jimmy (7 episodes, 2012-2013)
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  Jack Smith (7 episodes, 2012-2014)
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  Aunt Flo / ... (7 episodes, 2016-2020)
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  Mother Mildred / ... (6 episodes, 2018-2020)
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  Jane Sutton (6 episodes, 2013)
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  Alec Jesmond (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
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  Mr. Kenley (5 episodes, 2016-2019)
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  Elsie Dyer (5 episodes, 2019-2020)
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  Dr. Kevin McNulty (4 episodes, 2020)
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  Alexandra Dockerill (4 episodes, 2017-2018)
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  Mrs. Busby (4 episodes, 2015-2016)
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  Rhoda Mullucks (3 episodes, 2016-2017)
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  Sister Ursula (3 episodes, 2017)
Liam Kiff ...
  Freddie Noakes (3 episodes, 2014-2015)
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  Lady Browne (3 episodes, 2012-2014)
Emilia Williams ...
  Miss Graham (3 episodes, 2020)
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  Maureen Bryant / ... (3 episodes, 2019-2020)
Kate Copeland ...
  Miss Dawkins (3 episodes, 2015-2017)
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  Peggy (2 episodes, 2012)

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines In 1950's London, they delivered hope for all. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Call the Midwife - Ruf des Lebens (Germany)
  • ¡Llama a la comadrona! (Spain)
  • Kutsuge ämmaemand (Estonia)
  • Hívják a bábát (Hungary)
  • Вызовите акушерку (Russia)
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  • 60 min
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Trivia The midwives are based in Nonnatus House, which is named after St. Raymond Nonnatus (nonnatus being the Latin for "not born") who was born by Caesarean section, and is the patron saint of pregnant women and childbirth. 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 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #17.10 (2012). See more »

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