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 27, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
The midwives discover that a young Down Syndrome woman is six months pregnant, leading to difficult confessions and decisions. Dr. Turner suggests that Shelagh take over the running of Nonnatus House to allow an exhausted Sister Julienne to recuperate. This includes overseeing the arrangements for Sister Evangelina's surprise jubilee celebrations. But the atmosphere turns sour when a lemon meringue pie goes missing. Patsy, a new nurse, arrives at Nonnatus House. Her no nonsense, hard-working attitude and sense of humor mean she's an immediate hit with the nuns and midwives.
- KQED 9: Mon, Apr 28, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
KQED 9: Sun, Apr 20, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Jenny's patient Leah is struggling to cope with her mother's agoraphobia, as well as her own pregnancy. When her husband is offered a new job and home, Leah knows she can't leave her mother behind after all they went through to survive the Holocaust. With the arrival of new life, Mrs. Rubin seems reborn, too; with great effort and help from Sister Winifred, she manages to step outside for the first time in 12 years. Alec asks Jenny to go to Brighton for the weekend, but she questions his intentions. Later, he's seriously injured in an accident on the building site that he's been overseeing. When she learns that he has taken a turn for the worse, Jenny leaves immediately for the hospital. Shelagh takes over the local choir and helps bring it back to life.
- KQED 9: Mon, Apr 21, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
KQED 9: Sun, Apr 13, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Sister Julienne and Trixie assist a pregnant prison inmate who's worried that social services will deem her an unfit mother and take her baby. Sister Julienne puts her reputation on the line to help mother and child stay together. Shelagh suffers heartbreak when a routine pregnancy check turns out to be something far more serious. For Chummy's birthday, Fred gets tickets for the gang to see My Fair Lady, but they're turned away at the box office because their tickets are forged. Alec tells Jenny he loves her, but she can't return the sentiment.
- KQED 9: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
KQED 9: Sun, Apr 6, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Trixie is upset when Sister Julienne promotes Jenny to "acting sister, " but their relationship is eventually restored. A patient who's carrying a baby who wasn't fathered by her husband accepts that the only solution is adoption. Cynthia, inspired by a lecture on the art of natural childbirth, helps a patient experience a peaceful and calm birth. Alec and his friends try to persuade Jenny to go on a nuclear disarmament march, but she declines for the sake of her patients.
- KQED 9: Mon, Apr 7, 2014 -- 2:00 AM