Call The Midwife
Based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth, this series is a story of midwifery in London's East End in the 1950s. It follows a young Jenny Lee as she and her fellow midwives, attached to an order of nursing nuns, navigate the crowded East End streets teeming with children, workers and a culture remarkably different from the wealthy English countryside where Jenny was raised.
Call The Midwife Previous Broadcasts
KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 26, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
In the spring of 1957, newly qualified midwife Jenny Lee arrives in the East End of London to begin her career. After overcoming the initial shock that her new home, Nonnatus House, is a convent and not a private hospital, she quickly becomes immersed in her new life. Living with nuns and working in a community of colorful characters are different from anything Jenny has encountered previously. Through her, experience the sorrows and joys that come with being a midwife.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 27, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 19, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
As preparations are made for Chummy to nurse her dying mother at home, Jenny feels drawn to help. While Shelagh and Dr. Turner await news from the Adoption Society, Shelagh pulls out all the stops when she enters her choir into a competition.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 20, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 12, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Sister Julienne calms an anxious new mother who has put her baby in grave danger. Jenny returns from the Mother House restored and is seconded to The London. Impressed at first with the facilities and efficiency, she soon begins to see cracks in the establishment, especially when her patient suffers complications and she's stopped from looking after her. 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. Trixie struggles to hide her disappointment when Tom cancels a date.
- KQED Plus: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 13, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 5, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Tom, the local curate, asks Trixie to join him for a day of cricket. She happily accepts, but their date is disastrous and she's left feeling disappointed. Shelagh decides to talk to Dr. Turner about adopting a baby. Patsy struggles to adapt to the unpredictable and chaotic working life that midwifery brings. When she upsets a young mother in the clinic, she's taken off midwifery and put on to the district rota. In the course of her work, she forms a bond with a docker and works tirelessly to find a diagnosis for his unusual symptoms.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 6, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
KQED Plus: Sun, Nov 2, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
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. This includes overseeing the arrangements for Sister Evangelina's surprise jubilee celebrations. But the atmosphere turns sour when a lemon meringue pie goes missing. Patsy, a new nurse, arrives at Nonnatus House. Her no nonsense, hard-working attitude and sense of humor mean she's an immediate hit with the nuns and midwives.