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 9: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
The whole Poplar community pulls together to prepare for the annual Summer Fete. This year, with the introduction of a baby show, the midwives will be more involved than ever, especially Trixie, who assumes responsibility for securing a celebrity judge. At the ante-natal clinic, Jenny meets Nora, an impoverished mother of eight, who is distraught that she may soon have another mouth to feed. Jenny's attempts to reassure her fall on deaf ears, and a desperate Nora takes matters into her own hands.
- KQED Life: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED Life: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED 9: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
KQED 9: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 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 Life: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED Life: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED 9: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
KQED 9: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 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 Life: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED Life: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED 9: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
KQED 9: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
As Jenny Lee settles into her role, there is a new arrival at Nonnatus House - Chummy. A welcome pair of extra hands, Chummy sets about showing her worth, but her overwhelming desire to please and her inability to ride a bike prove obstacles in gaining the respect of Sister Evangelina. Meanwhile, a chance encounter with Mary, a pregnant young runaway, forces Jenny to see an unfamiliar, darker side of life.
- KQED Life: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED Life: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED 9: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
KQED 9: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
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 Life: Tue, Apr 2, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED Life: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 7:00 PM