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, Jul 23, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
In the spring of 1957, newly minted 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 previously encountered. Through her, experience the sorrows and joys that come with being a midwife.
- KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 27, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 24, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 16, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Sister Monica Joan is found wandering near the docks and returned to Nonnatus House by the police. Her adventure takes its toll on her health and she develops pneumonia. When she eventually recovers she returns to the community, only to find herself in trouble with the law when she is accused of theft. As Sister Monica Joan's case progresses to trial, the Nonnatus House community fears that the elderly nun could go to jail. Chummy is worried when her mother decides to make a trip to "inspect" her new beau.
- KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 21, 2014 -- 12:00 AM
- KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 20, 2014 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 17, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 9, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Jenny finds herself for once not involved in the beginning of life, but at its end. When Nonnatus House cleaner Peggy's brother Frank is diagnosed with cancer, Jenny and the nuns are called upon to care for him. In doing so, Jenny comes to know the siblings better, learning of their upbringing in a workhouse and the profound effect it had on their relationship. As Jenny tends to Frank, the other residents of Nonnatus House become involved in helping Fred with his latest money-making venture - a pig named Evie. Fred's plan had been to make his fortune from bacon, but this unravels when they realize the pig is pregnant. The nuns and nurses help out Fred and Evie in the manner they know best.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 10, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 2, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
A baby girl, recently delivered by Jenny, is snatched from her baby carriage, causing great anguish to her family and uniting the local community as they search for the missing child. Meanwhile, Cynthia witnesses another type of loss as she assists in the case of soon-to-be parents David and Margaret. Newly married and excited about their future, everything is put in jeopardy when Margaret develops eclampsia.
- KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 6, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 3, 2014 -- 2:00 AM