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Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife

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Wrapping Up and Letting Go

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...

November 8, 2012

A Rose For Peggy

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,...

October 29, 2012

Dances With Nurses

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...

October 23, 2012

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

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,...

October 18, 2012

Sister Evangelina and Sister Monica Joan Character Bios

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...

October 18, 2012

Reunions

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...

October 16, 2012

Nurse Jenny and Sister Julienne Character Biographies

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...

October 12, 2012

Nurse Chummy Arrives

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...

October 8, 2012

Midwife Press and a Reminder

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...

October 4, 2012

Call the Midwife!

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...

October 2, 2012