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Nonnatus House welcomes a new recruit, Fred and Violet take in a vulnerable young man, Sister Monica Joan makes a discovery, and Trixie meets a charming dentist.

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Lisa Clarke (as Lisa Clark)

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Heidi Thomas (created by), Jennifer Worth (inspired by the memoirs of) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vanessa Redgrave ... Mature Jennifer Worth (voice)
Jennifer Kirby ... Nurse Valerie Dyer
Sarah Winman Sarah Winman ... June Dyer
Jenny Agutter ... Sister Julienne
Charlotte Ritchie ... Nurse Barbara Gilbert
Kate Williams Kate Williams ... Ivy Jackson
Daniel Laurie Daniel Laurie ... Reggie Jackson
Laura Main ... Shelagh Turner
Alice Brown Alice Brown ... Angela Turner
Stephen McGann ... Dr. Patrick Turner
Max Macmillan ... Timothy Turner
Cliff Parisi ... Fred Buckle
Linda Bassett ... Nurse Phyllis Crane
Helen George ... Nurse Trixie Franklin
Victoria Yeates ... Sister Winifred
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Storyline

New recruit Valerie Dyer starts work. Fred and Violet take in Reggie, a young man with Down syndrome, whose mother, Fred's cousin, has died. They quickly find he needs more care than they can offer. Fred and Sister Monica Joan visit a potential home but it is a grim mental hospital and they are shocked to find Sister Mary Cynthia there. Meanwhile, a pregnant patient with dental problems leads Trixie to charming dentist Christopher, and Shelagh tries to persuade her husband that they need a bigger house. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | History

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2017 (UK) See more »

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Goofs

The headline ("Glasshouse Village Trust Celebrates It's Second Birthday") in the newspaper mock-up that Shelagh opens at 0:44:38 contains a grammatical error: the word "it's" (a contraction meaning "it is") is used instead of the intended possessive pronoun "its". See more »

Quotes

Sister Monica Joan: I find two opinions are always better than one. Particularly if one is mine.
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Connections

References The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) See more »

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Please Mr. Postman
(uncredited)
Written by Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland and Robert Bateman
Performed by The Marvelettes
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Back to basics. Back on form.
14 March 2017 | by studioATSee all my reviews

This was by far the best episode of the sixth series of a show that the BBC seems determined to milk for all its worth.

The reason for this is simple. The writing is better, and the show is focusing on characters we care about, rather than at the start of the series when it was all about the new nun who spoilt things.

When it's good this show is very good, and is able to tap into themes that were relevant in the 60's and still relevant now.

Hopefully this episode marks a return to form for a show that was out of sorts at the start of the series.


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