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Call The Midwife Holiday Special Previous Broadcasts

Episode #2016#

KQED 9: Sun, Dec 25, 2016 -- 7:30 PM

Nonnatus House receives an SOS from a tiny mission hospital on the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Understaffed, underfunded, and with a poor water supply, struggling Hope Clinic is faced with closure. Can our much-loved medics and midwives make a difference to the people whose lives depend upon its work? Far from home and everything familiar, the team are both shaken and exhilarated by the challenges they face - and by the time the mission trip is over, some lives are permanently changed.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Dec 26, 2016 -- 1:30 AM

Episode #2015H

KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 14, 2016 -- 3:20 AM

Join the revels as Poplar readies itself for Christmas 1960. An unexpected surprise for a grieving mother brings the holiday magic home, while Nonnatus is rocked when one of its own disappears. A film crew promises to make this a memorable Christmas.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 18, 2016 -- 4:15 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 17, 2016 -- 10:15 PM

Episode #2014H

KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 14, 2016 -- 2:00 AM

Rehearsals for the Sunday School Christmas concert are underway, creating inconvenience for the nuns and nurses of Nonnatus House. Two unmarried patients are dispatched to York Lodge, a badly managed home for pregnant women. Chummy takes over running the facility after an outbreak of chicken pox there. Dr. Turner treats a destitute older couple, former residents of a mental hospital closed under the mental health reforms. As residents of Nonnatus welcome the new year, the question on everyone's mind is, what will 1960 bring?

Episode #2015H

KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 13, 2016 -- 9:20 PM

Join the revels as Poplar readies itself for Christmas 1960. An unexpected surprise for a grieving mother brings the holiday magic home, while Nonnatus is rocked when one of its own disappears. A film crew promises to make this a memorable Christmas.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 18, 2016 -- 4:15 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 17, 2016 -- 10:15 PM

Episode #2014H

KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 13, 2016 -- 8:00 PM

Rehearsals for the Sunday School Christmas concert are underway, creating inconvenience for the nuns and nurses of Nonnatus House. Two unmarried patients are dispatched to York Lodge, a badly managed home for pregnant women. Chummy takes over running the facility after an outbreak of chicken pox there. Dr. Turner treats a destitute older couple, former residents of a mental hospital closed under the mental health reforms. As residents of Nonnatus welcome the new year, the question on everyone's mind is, what will 1960 bring?

Episode #2013H

KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 7, 2016 -- 3:16 AM

Set in the East End of London in 1958, the lives of the midwives are anything but calm. Jenny's relationship with Alec continues and Shelagh (formerly Sister Bernadette) is in the process of marrying Dr. Turner. High drama occurs when an explosive is found and the district must be evacuated. Chummy proceeds with plans for the Cubs Christmas party. But then, the community must deal with a polio outbreak.

Episode #2012H

KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 7, 2016 -- 2:00 AM

Christmas is coming, and in Poplar the midwives of Nonnatus House are busier than ever. When an abandoned baby is discovered on the steps of the convent, the whole community rallies round to provide food and clothing, and to try and trace his mother. Meanwhile, nurse Jenny Lee gets caught up in the heartbreaking mystery that surrounds an elderly, semi-vagrant local woman, Mrs Jenkins. For newly married Chummy, other challenges await as she pulls out all the stops to mount a truly memorable children's nativity play.

Episode #2013H

KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 -- 9:16 PM

Set in the East End of London in 1958, the lives of the midwives are anything but calm. Jenny's relationship with Alec continues and Shelagh (formerly Sister Bernadette) is in the process of marrying Dr. Turner. High drama occurs when an explosive is found and the district must be evacuated. Chummy proceeds with plans for the Cubs Christmas party. But then, the community must deal with a polio outbreak.

Episode #2012H

KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 -- 8:00 PM

Christmas is coming, and in Poplar the midwives of Nonnatus House are busier than ever. When an abandoned baby is discovered on the steps of the convent, the whole community rallies round to provide food and clothing, and to try and trace his mother. Meanwhile, nurse Jenny Lee gets caught up in the heartbreaking mystery that surrounds an elderly, semi-vagrant local woman, Mrs Jenkins. For newly married Chummy, other challenges await as she pulls out all the stops to mount a truly memorable children's nativity play.

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      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

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      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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