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Call the Midwife

As they strive to help mothers and families cope with the demands of childbearing, our beloved medics must make choices - and fight battles - of their own.


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Nonnatus house faces the changes of 1962, from the beacon of the contraceptive pill to new welfare policies. Back in Poplar, the austere Sister Ursula is appointed the new head of Nonnatus House, and Sister Julienne finds herself demoted. As they strive to help mothers and families cope with the demands of childbearing, disability, disease and social prejudice, our beloved medics must make choices - and fight battles - of their own.

 

Season 4 Episodes

 

Episode 1 | Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 8pm
Nurse Barbara Gilbert arrives at Nonnatus and, after a disastrous start, earns the respect of her colleagues by helping a new mother overcome difficulties. Trixie faces one of the most emotionally draining cases of her career, and the Turners broker a domestic deal that breaks the mold for the 1950s and 60s. Sister Evangelina finally agrees to undergo tests for her abdominal pain.

 

Episode 2 | Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 8pm
Two things become clear: new nurse Phyllis Crane is not going to fit in easily and Sister Julienne and a prospective benefactor knew each other many years ago. Meanwhile, everyone involved in a difficult birth is overwhelmed by the outcome, Patsy is poised to take over as scout leader and Tom dampens Trixie’s plans for an extravagant engagement party.

 

Episode 3 | Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 8pm
A mother’s life is turned upside down when her husband is arrested for gross indecency with a man. After Nurse Crane meets a clearly malnourished pregnant woman, a home visit reveals that she has given a false address and seems to have disappeared. Trixie is delighted when Tom asks her to oversee an official church duty. At Nonnatus House, Sister Monica Joan deliberately undermines Fred’s attempts to bring a rat infestation under control.

 

Episode 4 | Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 8pm
Sister Winifred’s eyes are opened to Poplar’s seedy underworld when she cares for an expectant prostitute. Meanwhile, Barbara struggles to understand why an expectant father would put undue pressure on his wife to bear a son, and Sister Monica Joan feels redundant as the busy midwives go about their work. The bishop’s meeting with Tom leads to an argument between Trixie and Tom.

 

Episode 5 | Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 8pm
Sister Julienne questions the nature of absolute faith when she meets a Christian Science couple who refuse medicine for their newborn. Things become more complex when they’re accused of harming their child. Meanwhile, Barbara tries to communicate with a pregnant woman who can’t speak English. Using the woman’s young son to translate presents a new set of problems. Sister Mary Cynthia returns, and Fred meets a woman who catches his eye.

 

Episode 6 | Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 8pm
A secret romance faces heartbreak when teenager Paulette becomes pregnant, a situation complicated by her diabetes and her boyfriend’s criminal past. Nurse Crane helps support the young couple, but Paulette’s life is endangered when the two run off together. Meanwhile, a group of itinerants comes to the attention of the Nonnatus team when Noakes accuses them of theft. The midwives are drawn into their closed world when they treat a newborn. Patsy organizes a fundraising square dance, to which Fred asks Violet on a date. 

 

Episode 7 | Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 8pm
Shirley and Marion, each pregnant with her first child, meet again. The old school friends are now worlds apart, but are brought together later in an unexpected way. Elsewhere, Barbara makes a revolutionary suggestion to help Sister Mary Cynthia’s bedsore patient, Tommy. However, it turns out that his wife, Gert, most needs care. The love between Tommy and Gert makes Fred think about taking the next step with Violet.

 

Episode 8 | Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 8pm
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. 

Previous Seasons of Call the Midwife

 

Season 1

 

Season 2

 

Season 3

 

Season 4

 

Season 5

 

Season 6