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Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife

BBC One 2012

Drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife - S10E7

#1 - Episode 7


Season 10 - Episode 7

Nonnatus House struggles to come to terms with Nancy’s revelation. With Sister Julienne taking her annual leave at the Mother House, Sister Hilda relishes the chance to cover and impress with her leadership. While attending an expectant mother, Sister Frances and Trixie are appalled to learn that Poplar’s housing crisis is worsening, leaving the Nonnatus team vowing to fight for change. It’s a poignant time for the Turner family as Timothy readies to leave for medical school in Edinburgh and Cyril receives news from home, prompting him and Lucille to consider their own future. Meanwhile, a very special baby is born, who causes a rift in a close-knit family and leads many people to count their blessings.

The episode was rated from 73 votes.

Call the Midwife - S5E8

#2 - Episode 8


Season 5 - Episode 8

Dr Turner is horrified to realise he may be partly to blame as the cause of the recent rise in birth deformities comes to light, and tries to prevent further cases. Sister Evangelina returns to work, but has clearly been affected badly by her stroke, and her health continues to deteriorate. A pregnant bride goes into labour during her wedding reception, while her mother is forced to come to terms with her grandchild being conceived out of wedlock.

The episode was rated from 332 votes.

Call the Midwife - S6E8

#3 - Episode 8


Season 6 - Episode 8

An unexpected turn of events leads to a wedding being hastily arranged. Shelagh finally goes into labour. The arrival of the pill leads to unforeseen consequences.

The episode was rated from 506 votes.

Call the Midwife - S9E6

#4 - Episode 6


Season 9 - Episode 6

At the Turners, Shelagh receives a phone call from the Hong Kong adoption agency, which has the alarming news that someone from May's past has arrived in the UK and wants to see the little girl.

The episode was rated from 134 votes.

Call the Midwife - S9E8

#5 - Episode 8


Season 9 - Episode 8

Sister Julienne decides it is time to take matters in hand when a letter arrives from the council saying that it will cut funding to Nonnatus House and no longer pay for the accommodation, and goes to see Violet at one of her open sessions as a local councillor.

The episode was rated from 150 votes.

Call the Midwife - S8E1
#6 - Episode 1
Season 8 - Episode 1

Nonnatus House welcomes two new nuns. Valerie deals with a shocking case that arrives unexpectedly, and the other midwives must handle a complicated multiple birth.

The episode was rated from 215 votes.
Call the Midwife - S6E3
#7 - Episode 3
Season 6 - Episode 3

The winds of change are blowing through Poplar, as a new government paper calls for the eradication of small hospitals in favour of large general hospitals. Dr Turner and Shelagh are informed that an inspection of the maternity home will decide its fate.

The episode was rated from 527 votes.
Call the Midwife - S6E5
#8 - Episode 5
Season 6 - Episode 5

Nonnatus House welcomes a new recruit, Nurse Valerie Dyer. A vulnerable young man captures Fred and Violet's hearts, whilst the whereabouts of Sister Mary Cynthia is a concern.

The episode was rated from 520 votes.
Call the Midwife - S3E8
#9 - Episode 8
Season 3 - Episode 8

Jenny is assigned to first-time mother Jeanette, who requires frequent visits during a protracted labour, and when she meets her patient's cousin, Philip, a new friendship begins to grow for the midwife. Meanwhile, Chummy worries about her mother's illness when she discovers Lady Browne has discharged herself from hospital.

The episode was rated from 204 votes.
Call the Midwife - S9E7
#10 - Episode 7
Season 9 - Episode 7

Trixie helps a blind mother, Marion, care for her new baby, but trouble starts when Marion’s sister calls Social Services to intervene.

The episode was rated from 136 votes.

Last updated: nov 22, 2021



This is a show that has unexpectedly touched me at times. The sincerity and quaint nature of each character and to their relationships matches the enduring spirit of those charged to pursue their faith or bring new life into the world. A subject that could easily be cheesy and procedural actually wraps you up into its world through every complicated birth and to the light at the end of every tragedy. The word "hope" underlies this world's reality. It's a hope that can be found for each and every character. This is not something many shows take the time or care to do. Even with the losing of the main characters or settings you still feel like you're returning home, to a familiar and inviting sensibility that smooths out any one characters' rougher edge. It tactfully navigates history and cultural sensibilities while allowing relationships to be complicated but not overwrought. This show feels like art. If you're willing to dive in you can discover how it helps support you instead of the mania of "fandom" we currently employ to keep every shoddy mockery alive and rebooted past their expiration. Could this show have gone that direction? Had it done anything less than create a masterful setting and tone, absolutely. Finding myself drawn to complete it in the face of 200 other shows I'll watch this year I believe speaks to the value and power of its perspective.


So, where are the Specials? There was a Christmas special episode every year. I 'collected' them. But I don't see them here, nor can I access them through my box.


Have delegated from my collection but it keeps showing up in progress!


Have removed from Collection but keeps appearing how do I get rid of this!


But... Whoever never had never seen this show... You must!!! But I can say... Only the first three season are plenty of feelings the like I wrote the principal character had been practically replaced because the actress left the show... Right now I'm watching the 4th season and it's not the same... I hope looking forward the other two seasons...


The show really misses Jessica Raine.... After season 3 it's not quite the same... She gave to the show the feelings it needed... She was the time, she was the silence, the thought... Pratically the show turned around the actress... What a pity... I think the fans miss also to hear call Jenny.... And the sounds of her voice during the episode... Great loss...


This is a really good winter depression watch it’s just babies being born and 90% of patients surviving illnesses while young women follow their dreams

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