8.2
804 votes
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 - S5E8

#1 - Episode 8

8.33

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 #1 Best episode of Call the Midwife from 323 votes.

Call the Midwife - S9E6

#2 - Episode 6

8.30

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 #2 Best episode of Call the Midwife from 122 votes.

Call the Midwife - S9E8

#3 - Episode 8

8.29

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 #3 Best episode of Call the Midwife from 134 votes.

Call the Midwife - S6E8

#4 - Episode 8

8.25

Season 6 - Episode 8

An unexpected turn of events leads to a hastily arranged wedding; Shelagh finally goes into labor; and the arrival of the birth control pill leads to unforeseen consequences.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Call the Midwife from 497 votes.

Call the Midwife - S8E1

#5 - Episode 1

8.21

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 #5 Best episode of Call the Midwife from 204 votes.

Call the Midwife - S9E7

#6 - Episode 7

8.19

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 #6 Best episode of Call the Midwife from 124 votes.

Call the Midwife - S6E3

#7 - Episode 3

8.17

Season 6 - Episode 3

A Chinese first-time mother faces an unexpected crisis, while new legislation and Sister Ursula cause serious problems for Shelagh and Dr. Turner.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Call the Midwife from 515 votes.

Call the Midwife - S3E8

#8 - Episode 8

8.16

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 #8 Best episode of Call the Midwife from 197 votes.

Call the Midwife - S6E5

#9 - Episode 5

8.15

Season 6 - Episode 5

Nonnatus House welcomes a new recruit; a vulnerable young man captures the hearts of Fred and Violet, while the whereabouts of Sister Mary Cynthia causes distress among the team.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Call the Midwife from 512 votes.

Call the Midwife - S5E2

#10 - Episode 2

8.11

Season 5 - Episode 2

Barbara treats a pregnant woman whose dockworker husband is struggling to support her as opportunities for work dry up. She is forced into a difficult decision that leaves Barbara facing the biggest test of her career. Nurse Crane meets a kindred spirit when she learns to speak Spanish, and Sister Evangelina helps a woman with breastfeeding, leading to unforeseen consequences.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Call the Midwife from 292 votes.

Call the Midwife - S7E8
#11 - Episode 8
8.11
Season 7 - Episode 8

As the nurses and midwives of Nonnatus House prepare to celebrate Sister Monica Joan's birthday, they face an influx of new patients when a nearby maternity home suddenly closes, leaving many expectant mothers in urgent need of support. Lucille treats a woman whose father has a long-hidden secret he feels he cannot hide any longer, while Tom and Nurse Crane struggle to move forward with their lives.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Call the Midwife from 239 votes.

Call the Midwife - S2E8
#12 - Episode 8
8.11
Season 2 - Episode 8

The convent comes under threat of demolition. Fred's pregnant daughter and her young son come and stay with him. Jenny is wooed by a new love interest. Chummy and PC Noakes prepare for the arrival of their baby.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Call the Midwife from 225 votes.

Call the Midwife - S5E6
#13 - Episode 6
8.10
Season 5 - Episode 6

Poplar is rocked by a series of violent attacks on women, and a prostitute is too ashamed to report what she knows - but her actions lead to a dangerous man roaming the streets, with devastating consequences for the residents of Nonnatus House. A mother tries to keep her daughter's pregnancy a secret to avoid gossip, putting her life in danger. The Turners go on a long overdue holiday, but the weather ruins their plans.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Call the Midwife from 322 votes.

Call the Midwife - S6E2
#14 - Episode 2
8.08
Season 6 - Episode 2

An explosion at the docks brings heartache to the people of Poplar, whilst Sister Ursula continues to ruffle feathers with her unpopular decisions.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Call the Midwife from 469 votes.

Call the Midwife - S6E6
#15 - Episode 6
8.08
Season 6 - Episode 6

Valerie Dyer oversees the care of an expectant Somali woman and is shocked when she uncovers a troubling aspect of this unfamiliar culture; and the Nonnatus family unites to provide the very best care for Sister Mary Cynthia.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Call the Midwife from 483 votes.

Call the Midwife - S6E1
#16 - Episode 1
8.08
Season 6 - Episode 1

The team reunite but all is not well when a change of management shakes up Nonnatus House.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Call the Midwife from 528 votes.

Call the Midwife - S6E4
#17 - Episode 4
8.08
Season 6 - Episode 4

An expectant mother buckles under the strains of pregnancy. As Tom provides pastoral care, he reveals why this case has touched him more than most.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Call the Midwife from 504 votes.

Call the Midwife - S7E2
#18 - Episode 2
8.08
Season 7 - Episode 2

Valerie's friend Marjory goes into labour while Lucille is on duty, and the new recruit successfully delivers the baby. However, when Marjory's health takes a turn for the worst, her racist mother Mae accuses Lucille of incompetence. The nurses rally round to protect their new colleague, and convince her that she is welcome in the community. Sister Winifred comes up with a plan to get fathers more actively involved in their wives' pregnancies - but finds that very few of the local men are keen on the idea.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Call the Midwife from 298 votes.

Call the Midwife - S7E7
#19 - Episode 7
8.07
Season 7 - Episode 7

Barbara's condition is not improving and she is kept in isolation at the hospital, leaving her friends able to do nothing but wait for more news. Dr Turner and Shelagh assist a man being held in a remand home whose wife is pregnant, while Lucille makes some new friends.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Call the Midwife from 246 votes.

Call the Midwife - S8E8
#20 - Episode 8
8.06
Season 8 - Episode 8

Sister Hilda digs deep to give her terminally-ill patient her final wish whilst the Turners must prepare to say goodbye to May. Fred and Reggie are keeping secrets from each other.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Call the Midwife from 176 votes.

Last updated: apr 11, 2021

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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...

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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...

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