Call the Midwife (2012– )
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Episode #2.1 

Jenny tries to help a battered wife, Doctor Turner finds himself overcome with requests for nitrous oxide from pregnant women throughout Poplar, while Trixie and Sister Evangelia help deliver a baby in very unsavory circumstances.

Director:

Philippa Lowthorpe

Writers:

Heidi Thomas, Jennifer Worth (memoir)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vanessa Redgrave ... Mature Jenny (voice)
Jessica Raine ... Jenny Lee
Jenny Agutter ... Sister Julienne
Helen George ... Trixie Franklin
Laura Main ... Sister Bernadette
Pam Ferris ... Sister Evangelina
Bryony Hannah ... Cynthia Miller
Judy Parfitt ... Sister Monica Joan
Miranda Hart ... Chummy Noakes
Ben Caplan ... PC Peter Noakes
Cliff Parisi ... Fred
Stephen McGann ... Dr. Turner
Claire-Louise Cordwell Claire-Louise Cordwell ... Bella Collins
Scarlett Archer Scarlett Archer ... Molly Brignall
Alexander Cobb Alexander Cobb ... Ritchie Brignall
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Storyline

Jenny visits pregnant Molly Brignall who is submissive to her abusive husband Ritchie even though he has driven a wedge between her and her mother Marjorie. Molly gives birth in hospital but discharges herself early at her husband's behest. The consequences are disastrous though at least it lets Marjorie into her grandchildren's lives. Sister Evangelina and Trixie have to scale a precarious rope ladder on a Swedish ship,whose captain's daughter Kirsten is about to give birth. The nun dislocates her shoulder so that Trixie - successfully - carries out the birth. She is,however,horrified to learn that Kirsten has been used as a prostitute to keep the crew happy and she gives the young woman the strength to leave the ship and lead her own life. Chummy meanwhile considers mission work in Africa. 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:

31 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The ship's crew members speak Swedish and Finnish. When Sister Evangelina climbs on the ship you can hear the crew members say in Finnish "varovasti" multilple times which means "careful". The man who gives the daughter a cross around her neck says in Finnish: "Pidä itsestäs huolta siellä ja koita olla rohkee." Which translates to English as "Take care of yourself in there and try to be brave." However, the English captions, on Netflix at least, claim the man is speaking in Swedish. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mature Jenny: [narrating] It seems to me, gazing back across the decades, that my journey into womanhood began on the streets of East London, working as a midwife in the city's poorest quarter. I never knew an idle day, a misspent hour, a single moment without some sense of purpose. I could be bone tired and I would rally exhausted and bounce back time and again.
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Connections

Features South Pacific (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Younger Than Springtime
(uncredited)
Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Bill Lee and John Kerr
[the midwives watch South Pacific at the cinema, later they're singing at Nonnatus House]
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