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, May 19, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Chummy and PC Noakes meet with new challenges as they settle back into life in Poplar. Fred is in high spirits when his pregnant daughter, Dolly, and her young son, Anthony, arrive to stay with him. Jenny's own jubilation comes in the form of potential love interest. The winds of change are blowing through Poplar, as old buildings are demolished to make new way for new flats, a situation that reaches crisis point when the convent comes under threat.
- KQED Life: Sun, May 26, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
- KQED Life: Sat, May 25, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
- KQED Life: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED Life: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED 9: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
KQED 9: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
On Cynthia's district rounds, she administers daily insulin to a man who consistently belittles his wife, Annie. A visit from Annie's son and support from Cynthia help Annie gain confidence and start to change her life. Jenny witnesses persecution of a different kind when she looks after a black mother-to-be who is subjected to racial prejudice from neighbors. Funded by the success of the Summer Fete, Nonnatus House takes ownership of a scooter to help with rounds. Fred teaches the midwives to ride - with amusing and unforeseen results. Everyone is thrilled when Chummy and Peter return from Sierra Leone with a surprise.
- KQED Life: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED Life: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED 9: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
KQED 9: Sun, May 5, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Dr. Turner is determined that Poplar will no longer live under the threat of tuberculosis. While the nuns and nurses support his campaign to bring screening facilities to the area, Jenny's nursing rounds lead her to a family that has suffered devastating misfortune from the disease. Now, Jenny works to reconcile the dying father man and his only remaining daughter. Having secured a visit from a TB screening van, Dr. Turner pulls off an epic day, backed by the midwives, but little can prepare them for what the results will mean for one of their own.
- KQED Life: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED Life: Mon, May 6, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED 9: Mon, May 6, 2013 -- 2:00 AM