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, Aug 20, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Returning from her stint at the London Hospital, Jenny needs all her midwifery skill when she and Sister Evangelina assist at the birth of a baby born with spina bifida. The parents struggle to understand and accept their son's condition. Jenny, who has never delivered a disabled child, struggles to accept the implications the illness could have for the child's future. Nonnatus House, meanwhile, plays host to an acquaintance of Chummy's - an eccentric cleric who befriends Jane.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 21, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 6, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Jenny is seconded to a short-staffed London Hospital to work on the male surgical ward. Hesitant about her temporary assignment, she becomes increasingly uneasy when she finds herself working under an intimidating surgeon. Back in Poplar, Jane, a new addition to the household, lends a hand in Jenny's absence. In one of their most unusual cases, the nuns and midwives meet a forthright pair of identical twins, one of whom is pregnant. As the two come to terms with the impact a baby will have on each of them, Jenny unexpectedly helps to save the life of an old friend.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 -- 2:00 AM