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 Worst Episodes of Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife - S1E4

#1 - Episode 4

7.67

Season 1 - Episode 4

A baby girl is snatched from her pram and the local community unites for the search. Cynthia sees another sort of loss as she tends to soon-to-be parents David and Margaret.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Call the Midwife from 248 votes.

Call the Midwife - S7E5

#2 - Episode 5

7.67

Season 7 - Episode 5

Rumours spread around Poplar that a sailor with smallpox is hiding somewhere in town. Nurse Crane and Dr Turner try to track him down before he causes an outbreak. Lucille treats an expectant mother on her own, but soon feels out of her depth when she displays signs of a serious medical condition. Trixie goes to stay with her godmother, Violet and Fred organise a picnic for the parish, and Tom and Barbara return home.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Call the Midwife from 254 votes.

Call the Midwife - S4E7

#3 - Episode 7

7.71

Season 4 - Episode 7

As Jenny returns to Nonnatus House, her encounter with nervous expectant mum Faye forces her to break the rules. Chummy throws herself into preparations for her mother's visit, whilst Sister Julienne and Cynthia deal with acute mental illness in a newly delivered mother.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Call the Midwife from 218 votes.

Call the Midwife - S1E1

#4 - Episode 1

7.71

Season 1 - Episode 1

Jenny Lee starts her career as a midwife at Nonnatus House in London. She is surprised to find that it is a nursing convent and not a hospital. Her first case is a woman existing her 25th child!

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Call the Midwife from 442 votes.

Call the Midwife - S3E2

#5 - Episode 2

7.73

Season 3 - Episode 2

Trixie's feathers are ruffled when Jenny is promoted, but the new Acting Sister has more to worry about after a mother-to-be reveals the baby she is carrying doesn't belong to her husband - and to complicate matters, the real father is black. Cynthia is inspired by a lecture on natural childbirth, convinced it will help an overly anxious patient, while Alec and his friends try to persuade Jenny to join them on a CND march.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Call the Midwife from 237 votes.

Call the Midwife - S9E2

#6 - Episode 2

7.73

Season 9 - Episode 2

Sister Julienne cares for a pregnant prostitute, while Dr Turner puzzles over a mysterious string of symptoms.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Call the Midwife from 132 votes.

Call the Midwife - S1E5

#7 - Episode 5

7.74

Season 1 - Episode 5

When Peggy’s brother is diagnosed with cancer, Jenny and the nuns are called upon to care for him. Jenny gets to know the siblings better. The Nonnatus House residents get involved in Fred’s latest money-making scheme which involves a pig called Evie.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Call the Midwife from 240 votes.

Call the Midwife - S8E7

#8 - Episode 7

7.74

Season 8 - Episode 7

Mother Mildred decides it’s time for Sister Frances to attend her first solo birth. Trixie consoles a patient who discovers she has gonorrhea.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Call the Midwife from 167 votes.

Call the Midwife - S2E5

#9 - Episode 5

7.76

Season 2 - Episode 5

Nonnatus House prepares for the annual summer fête, but when a baby show is announced, the girls must find a host for the proceedings. Meanwhile, a patient of Jenny's puts her life at risk, and Sister Bernadette remains troubled.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Call the Midwife from 212 votes.

Call the Midwife - S2E1

#10 - Episode 1

7.77

Season 2 - Episode 1

Jenny celebrates her birthday with Chummy and the girls, but soon after finds herself taking care of a patient in an abusive marriage.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Call the Midwife from 244 votes.

Call the Midwife - S4E1
#11 - Episode 1
7.77
Season 4 - Episode 1

A chance encounter with an impoverished child forces Trixie to see an unfamiliar darker side of life. As Nonnatus House welcomes a new resident, Nurse Barbara Gilbert, Tom Hereward has a surprise romantic gesture in store for Trixie.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Call the Midwife from 252 votes.

Call the Midwife - S2E2
#12 - Episode 2
7.80
Season 2 - Episode 2

Chummy makes an important decision, Jenny reconnects with Jimmy, and Cynthia's conduct is called into question after the death of a baby she delivered.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Call the Midwife from 220 votes.

Call the Midwife - S2E3
#13 - Episode 3
7.81
Season 2 - Episode 3

Jenny is seconded to a short-staffed hospital in London, but grows increasingly reluctant to carry out her duties when she finds out she is working under intimidating surgeon Mr Tracey. Back in Poplar, the midwives are introduced to newcomer Jane and outspoken twins Meg and Mave Carter. The sisters are identical in every way, except one of them is now pregnant - forcing them to come to terms with the impact a baby will have on them.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Call the Midwife from 231 votes.

Call the Midwife - S1E3
#14 - Episode 3
7.81
Season 1 - Episode 3

Jenny does some district nursing to extend her community practice experience and befriends an old soldier with awful leg ulcers. Trixie and Cynthia enrol Winnie Lawson as a new patient.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Call the Midwife from 285 votes.

Call the Midwife - S3E3
#15 - Episode 3
7.82
Season 3 - Episode 3

Sister Julienne receives an SOS from Holloway Prison, whose usual maternity workers have been struck down by illness, and when she and Trixie step in to help, the nun puts her reputation on the line to prevent a heavily pregnant convict having her unborn baby taken away by social services. Shelagh faces heartache when a routine pregnancy check reveals something far more serious, Alec has a confession for Jenny and Fred takes the gang to the theatre to celebrate Chummy's birthday - only for the trip to end in disaster.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Call the Midwife from 212 votes.

Call the Midwife - S4E4
#16 - Episode 4
7.82
Season 4 - Episode 4

The midwives face one of their busiest nights to date, whilst Sister Winifred concentrates her efforts on the prostitutes of Poplar. Elsewhere, cracks start to appear in Trixie and Tom Hereward's relationship.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Call the Midwife from 213 votes.

Call the Midwife - S4E6
#17 - Episode 6
7.82
Season 4 - Episode 6

Patsy's brusque manner lands her in trouble with the nuns and she is removed from midwifery duties. Trixie agrees to go on a date with a curate, Tom Hereward. Dr Turner and Shelagh discuss how they might expand their family.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Call the Midwife from 223 votes.

Call the Midwife - S3E6
#18 - Episode 6
7.83
Season 3 - Episode 6

Tom, the local curate, asks Trixie to join him for a day of cricket. She accepts, but the date is disastrous. Shelagh decides to talk to Dr. Turner about adopting a baby. Patsy, struggling to adapt to the unpredictable and chaotic life that midwifery brings, upsets a young mother in the clinic.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Call the Midwife from 214 votes.

Call the Midwife - S8E4
#19 - Episode 4
7.83
Season 8 - Episode 4

The team tries to unite an estranged mother and daughter who are both pregnant. Trixie's friend is devastated to discover she is pregnant.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Call the Midwife from 184 votes.

Call the Midwife - S2E4
#20 - Episode 4
7.85
Season 2 - Episode 4

A friend of Chummy's, Reverend Applebee-Thornton, comes to stay at Nonnatus House and soon gets on everyone's nerves. Meanwhile, Jenny and Sister Evangelina deliver a baby with spina bifida, and Sister Bernadette plays matchmaker.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Call the Midwife from 232 votes.

Last updated: apr 11, 2021

Comments

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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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