Call The Midwife
Based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth, this series is a story of midwifery in London's East End starting 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. With season 5, it's 1961 and Poplar is beginning to feel the winds of social change, along with improvements in housing, sanitation and healthcare.
Call The Midwife Previous Broadcasts
KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 17, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
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.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 18, 2016 -- 1:00 AM
KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 10, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
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.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 11, 2016 -- 1:00 AM
KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 3, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
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.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 4, 2016 -- 1:00 AM