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Wrapping Up and Letting Go

Cybele Lange - Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 8:40am

Nurse Jenny Lee is holding a newborn, wiping the little head clean. The voiceover is speaking of the beauty of newborns, then the beauty of older people. We see an older woman standing by the water, grey hair flowing...

A Rose For Peggy

Cybele Lange - Monday, October 29, 2012 - 7:48pm

I think this might have been my favorite episode of Call The Midwife! Mystery, romance, fish aversion, pig husbandry, and the revelation that Chummy and Constable Noakes call each other Camilla and Peter. Of course,...

Dances With Nurses

Cybele Lange - Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 7:07am

Shirley Redmond gives birth to her first child, a daughter. Shirley and her husband are obviously overjoyed, and I manage to stay dry-eyed. This episode is off to a good start! Shirley's last baby was stillborn, and...

Sister Bernadette, Nurse Trixie, Nurse Cynthia, and Nurse Chummy Character Biographies

Cybele Lange - Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 1:51pm

Final character biographies, from PBS.org. SISTER BERNADETTE (Laura Main) SISTER BERNADETTE is still in her 30's, the closest in age to JENNY and the other secular midwives. A consummate professional, she has a fresh,...

Sister Evangelina and Sister Monica Joan Character Bios

Cybele Lange - Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 1:47pm

I've been having a hard time keeping some of the characters straight, so I thought some background on the characters might be helpful. The bios are from PBS.org. SISTER EVANGELINA (Pam Ferris) SISTER EVANGELINA is the...

Reunions

Cybele Lange - Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 6:26am

In this week’s episode, Nurse Jenny is given a district nursing assignment of caring for retired soldier Joe Collett. The ulcers on his legs keep him housebound in a tenement flat infested with bugs. Nurse Jenny...

Nurse Jenny and Sister Julienne Character Biographies

Cybele Lange - Friday, October 12, 2012 - 5:17am

I've been having a hard time keeping some of the characters straight, so I thought some background on the characters might be helpful. The bios are from PBS.org.   Nurse Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine)   NURSE JENNY LEE...

Nurse Chummy Arrives

Cybele Lange - Monday, October 8, 2012 - 9:16am

This episode begins with Nurse Jenny Lee cycling to a patient’s home in the wee hours to deliver a baby. This process is becoming more second nature for the young nurse. Nurse Jenny is calm and collected, and I manage...

Midwife Press and a Reminder

Cybele Lange - Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 1:07pm

Don't forget that you can catch the first episode tonight at 9 p.m.! So if you missed it the first time or just want to see it again, tonight is your night. From the New York Times: Call The Midwife to Premiere on PBS...

Call the Midwife!

Cybele Lange - Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 7:14am

After seeing the ads for this series about a young woman becoming a midwife in 1950’s England, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’d happily watch a show about a young woman finding her way in the world, but as a midwife...

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