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, Oct 19, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
Learn why the pressure is on at Nonnatus House to find the source of a dangerous case of typhoid. Witness the reactions to an unwed schoolteacher's pregnancy.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 20, 2016 -- 1:00 AM
KQED Life: Fri, Oct 14, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
Two things become clear: new nurse Phyllis Crane is not going to fit in easily and Sister Julienne and a prospective benefactor knew each other many years ago. Meanwhile, everyone involved in a difficult birth is overwhelmed by the outcome, Patsy is poised to take over as scout leader and Tom dampens Trixie's plans for an extravagant engagement party.
- KQED Life: Sat, Oct 15, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 12, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
Barbara is caught between a stressed expectant mother and her impecunious husband. Sister Evangeline's vocal objection to the sale of baby formula distresses a new mother who's unable to breastfeed.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 -- 1:00 AM
KQED Life: Fri, Oct 7, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
Nurse Barbara Gilbert arrives at Nonnatus and, after a disastrous start, earns the respect of her colleagues by helping a new mother overcome difficulties. Trixie faces one of the most emotionally draining cases of her career, and the Turners broker a domestic deal that breaks the mold for the 1950s and 60s. Sister Evangelina finally agrees to undergo tests for her abdominal pain.
- KQED Life: Sat, Oct 8, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 5, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
Witness a couple's disagreement over the future of their child, born without arms and legs. Patsy, elated to find Delia fully recovered from her accident, is dismayed to learn that Delia's mother wants her to move back home to Wales.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 6, 2016 -- 1:00 AM