Call the MidwifeCall the Midwife

Call the MidwifeCall the Midwife
Season 4

This moving, intimate, funny and true-to-life series, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London's East End in the 1950s. Jenny Lee, a young woman raised in the wealthy English countryside, has chosen to become a nurse and now, as a newly qualified midwife, has gone to work in the poorest area of the city. Attached to an order of nursing nuns at Nonnatus House, Jenny is part of a team of women who minister to expectant mothers, many of whom give birth at home in appalling conditions. The drama follows Jenny as she meets her patients and learns to love the people who live in the East End.


Episode 8
Trixie and Sister Mary Cynthia team up to support a deaf mother-to-be, while a case of morning sickness proves more serious than initially suspected. Elsewhere, Fred’s daughter is less than delighted about his forthcoming wedding.

Call the Midwife | Season 5Call the Midwife | Season 5
About Season 5

Begins Saturday, April 1st at 8pm

The year is 1961, and Poplar is beginning to feel the winds of social change alongside improvements in housing, sanitation and healthcare.  But for the midwives and nuns of Nonnatus House, it’s business as usual, as they continue to care for the sick and bring new life into the world. The personal and professional lives of the nurses remain entwined, as events in their work impact on their personal choices.

Across the series, the midwives encounter complex and challenging cases from an outbreak of typhoid, to the increase in lung cancer, a teenage pregnancy and a mother who vanishes. But all are rocked when two babies with severe deformities are born, several months apart. As they struggle to understand why, they must find ways to deal with the resulting medical and emotional fallout.

Episode 1

Episode 1

Patsy is elated to find Delia fully recovered, but learns her mother wants her to move to Wales.

Episode 2

Episode 2

Barbara is caught between a stressed expectant mother and her impecunious husband.

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