Call the Midwife (2012– )
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Nurse Jenny Lee arrives at Nonnatus House in London's East End to begin her work as a midwife. Naive and unused to the harsh conditions of the borough, she must rise above her misgivings if she is to succeed in her new role.

Director:

Philippa Lowthorpe

Writers:

Jennifer Worth (based on the memoirs of), Heidi Thomas (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vanessa Redgrave ... Mature Jenny (voice)
Jessica Raine ... Jenny Lee
Lorraine Stanley ... Pearl Winston
Ben Caplan ... PC Peter Noakes
Pam Ferris ... Sister Evangelina
Judy Parfitt ... Sister Monica Joan
Jenny Agutter ... Sister Julienne
Bryony Hannah ... Cynthia Miller
Helen George ... Trixie Franklin
Laura Main ... Sister Bernadette
Hayley Squires ... Maureen Warren
Carolina Valdés Carolina Valdés ... Conchita Warren
Tim Faraday ... Len Warren
Lacey Bond Lacey Bond ... Mrs. Hawkes
Benjamin Wilkin Benjamin Wilkin ... Eddy
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Storyline

In 1957 newly-qualified but naive midwife Jenny Lee comes to work in London's East end to work with an order of nursing nuns when she had been expecting a hospital as a base. Whilst pleased to have helped no nonsense Sister Evangelina deliver her first baby she is shocked by the poverty of her clients,terming the women 'heroines'. She is especially concerned for Conchita Warren,a Spanish former child bride,who speaks no English and is about to give birth for the twenty-fourth time. When Conchita falls down,inducing early labour, Jenny is thrown in at the deep end to deliver the baby on her own but wins praise from the doctors for her successful work. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2012 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Goofs

A Boeing 707 is seen flying overhead at the beginning of the episode. The 707 did not enter transatlantic service until 1958. See more »

Quotes

Mature Jenny: I must have been mad. I could have been an air hostess. I could have been a model. I could have moved to Paris or been a concert pianist. I could have seen the world, been brave, followed my heart. But I didn't. I side-stepped love and set off for the East End of London, because I thought it would be easier. Madness was the only explanation.
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Soundtracks

Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
(uncredited)
By Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Doris Day
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