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Call the Midwife

(2 of 8) (#202)

The community is rocked when the Kelly family's newborn son dies in unexplained circumstances. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This moving, intimate, funny and true-to-life series, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London's East End in the 1950s. Jenny Lee, a young woman raised in the wealthy English countryside, has chosen to become a nurse and now, as a newly qualified midwife, has gone to work in the poorest area of the city. Attached to an order of nursing nuns at Nonnatus House, Jenny is part of a team of women who minister to expectant mothers, many of whom give birth at home in appalling conditions. The drama follows Jenny as she meets her patients and learns to love the people who live in the East End.

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  • Episode #101

    Newly qualified midwife Jenny Lee arrives in the East End of London in 1957 to begin her career. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #102

    As Jenny Lee settles into her role, there is a new arrival at Nonnatus House - Chummy. [56 minutes]

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  • Episode #103

    Jenny is placed on the district nursing roster and forms a friendship with a gentle old soldier. [56 minutes]

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  • Episode #104

    A baby girl, recently delivered by Jenny, is snatched from her baby carriage, causing great anguish. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #105

    Jenny cares for Nonnatus House cleaner Peggy's brother Frank when he is diagnosed with cancer. [56 minutes]

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  • Episode #106

    Sister Monica Joan is found wandering near the docks and soon after she is accused of theft. [56 minutes]

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  • (1 of 8) (#201)

    Nurse Jenny Lee has a new patient, Molly Brignall, and is worried because her due date is imminent. [56 minutes]

  • (3 of 8) (#203)

    Jenny becomes increasingly uneasy when she finds herself working under an intimidating surgeon. [56 minutes]

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  • (4 of 8) (#204)

    Jenny needs all her midwifery skill when she assists at the birth of a baby born with spina bifida. [56 minutes]

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  • (5 of 8) (#205)

    The midwives are involved in the annual Summer Fete with the introduction of a baby show. [56 minutes]

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  • Episode #206

    Jenny's nursing rounds lead her to a family that has suffered misfortune from tuberculosis. [56 minutes]

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  • (7 of 8) (#207)

    On Cynthia's district rounds, she administers daily insulin to a man who belittles his wife. [56 minutes]

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  • Episode #208

    Chummy and PC Noakes meet with new challenges as they settle back into life in Poplar. [56 minutes]

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  • Episode #301

    The nuns and midwives of Nonnatus House move into their new premises and Sister Winifred arrives. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #302

    Trixie is upset when Jenny is promoted to acting sister. Cynthia helps a patient have a calm birth. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #303

    Sister Julienne puts her reputation on the line to help a pregnant prison inmate. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #304

    Jenny's patient Leah struggles to cope with her mother's agoraphobia, as well as her own pregnancy. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #305

    The midwives discover that a young woman with Down Syndrome is six months pregnant. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #306

    Shelagh decides to talk to Dr. Turner about adopting a baby. Patsy struggles to adapt to midwifery. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #307

    Sister Julienne calms an anxious new mother who has put her baby in grave danger. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #308

    As preparations are made for Chummy to nurse her dying mother at home, Jenny feels drawn to help. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #401

    Nurse Barbara Gilbert arrives at Nonnatus. Trixie faces a very emotionally draining case. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #402

    Nurse Phyllis Crane is not going to fit in easily. Patsy is poised to take over as scout leader. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #403

    A mother's life is turned upside down when her husband is arrested for gross indecency with a man. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #404

    Sister Winifred's eyes are opened to a seedy underworld when she cares for an expectant prostitute. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #405

    Sister Julienne questions the nature of absolute faith when she meets a Christian Science couple who refuse medicine for their newborn. Things become more complex when they're accused of harming their child. Meanwhile, Barbara tries to communicate with a pregnant woman who can't speak English. Using the woman's young son to translate presents a new set of problems. Sister Mary Cynthia returns, and Fred meets a woman who catches his eye. [56 minutes]

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