I’m a huge fan of Call The Midwife. I had heard my friends talking about it on Facebook a lot. When I saw that it was on Netflix I watched the 2 seasons that were on their within 2 weeks. It’s an amazing show and you basically need to keep a box of tissues next to you at all times.
If you have never heard of Call The Midwife this is what the show is about.
Call the Midwife is a British period drama television series based on the best-selling memoirs of former nurse Jennifer Worth, who died shortly before the first episode was broadcast. It is set in the late 1950s and centers on Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine), who, in the first episode, begins a new job as a midwife in the deprived Poplar district of London. The programme’s regular cast also includes Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Judy Parfitt, Laura Main and Victoria Yeates as nuns living at the nursing convent where Jenny works, and Miranda Hart, Helen George, Bryony Hannah and Dorothy Atkinson as her fellow midwives. Vanessa Redgrave delivers framing voice overs in the role of “mature Jenny”.
The third season of CALL THE MIDWIFE, which premiered to a record-breaking audience of 9.6 million viewers in the UK, opens in 1959 as the winds of change are sweeping through the country. Throughout the season, viewers will follow the joys and heartbreak of the midwives as they continue to care for members of the Poplar community and face management changes at Nonnatus House.
Episode Synopsis for Call The Midwife and date and time of episodes on PBS.
Episode 1 (Premieres Sunday, March 30, 2014, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) – The nuns and midwives of Nonnatus House move into their new premises and welcome Sister Winifred, a warm-hearted, innocent young woman. Sister Monica Joan’s increasingly eccentric behavior causes concern, and Chummy decides she wants to return to midwifery.
Episode 2 (Premieres Sunday, April 6, 2014, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) – Trixie and Jenny’s relationship falters, but is eventually restored. Cynthia, inspired by a lecture on the art of natural childbirth, helps a patient experience a peaceful, calm birth. Alec and his friends try to persuade Jenny to go on a nuclear disarmament march.
Episode 3 (Premieres Sunday, April 13, 2014, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) – Sister Julienne and Trixie assist a pregnant prison inmate who’s worried that social services will take her baby. Sister Julienne puts her reputation on the line to help mother and child stay together. Shelagh suffers heartbreak when a routine pregnancy check turns out to be something far more serious. For Chummy’s birthday, Fred gets tickets for the gang to see My Fair Lady, but they’re turned away at the box office.
Episode 4 (Premieres Sunday, April 20, 2014, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) – Jenny’s patient Leah is struggling to cope with her mother’s agoraphobia. When her husband is offered a new job and home, Leah can’t leave her mother after all they experienced in the Holocaust. With help from Sister Winifred, Mrs. Rubin steps outside for the first time in 12 years. Alec asks Jenny to go to Brighton for the weekend, but she questions his intentions. Shelagh takes over the local choir and helps bring it back to life.
Episode 5 (Premieres Sunday, April 27, 2014, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) – The midwives discover that a young Down Syndrome woman is six months pregnant, leading to difficult confessions and decisions. Dr. Turner suggests that Shelagh take over the running of Nonnatus House to allow an exhausted Sister Julienne to recuperate. Patsy, a new nurse, arrives. With her no-nonsense, hard-working attitude and sense of humor, she’s an immediate hit with the nuns and midwives.
Episode 6 (Premieres Sunday, May 4, 2014, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) – Tom, the local curate, asks Trixie to join him for a day of cricket. She accepts, but the date is disastrous. Shelagh decides to talk to Dr. Turner about adopting a baby. Patsy, struggling to adapt to the unpredictable and chaotic life that midwifery brings, upsets a young mother in the clinic.
Episode 7 (Premieres Sunday, May 11, 2014, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) - Sister Julienne calms an anxious new mother who has put her baby in danger. Jenny, seconded to The London, is impressed with the facilities, but soon begins to see cracks in the establishment. Chummy is upset to learn that her mother has walked out on her father, leaving Lady Browne penniless. As Dr. Turner and Shelagh continue the adoption process, they uncover a devastating secret.
Episode 8 (Premieres Sunday, May 18, 2014, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) – Description forthcoming
If you miss Call the Midwife when it’s on TV don’t worry! Call the Midwife (Season 3) full episodes will be available for viewing on the PBS Video Portal for a limited time after each national broadcast.
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