Call the Midwife (2012– )
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Chummy struggles to cope with her mother's terminal illness, with her experience affecting Sister Monica Joan greatly. Meanwhile, Shelagh and Patrick receive encouraging news, and Jenny makes an important decision.

Director:

Minkie Spiro

Writers:

Jennifer Worth (based on the memoirs of), Heidi Thomas (created and written by)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vanessa Redgrave ... Mature Jenny (voice)
Aimée Kelly ... Norma (as Aimee Kelly)
Jessica Raine ... Jenny Lee
Anna-Maria Everett ... Peg Tunnidge
Miranda Hart ... Chummy Noakes
Ben Caplan ... PC Peter Noakes
Laura Main ... Shelagh Turner
Max Macmillan ... Timothy Turner
Stephen McGann ... Dr. Patrick Turner
Jenny Agutter ... Sister Julienne
Jack Ashton ... Tom Hereward
Emerald Fennell ... Patsy Mount
Judy Parfitt ... Sister Monica Joan
Bryony Hannah ... Cynthia Miller
Pam Ferris ... Sister Evangelina
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After consoling Chummy Sister Monica Joan is reminded of her rift with her own mother decades earlier and becomes distressed. Chummy and Peter decide that they will nurse the terminally ill Lady Browne at their house, helped by the nuns and midwives. She becomes appreciative of their efforts, becoming less hardened and more loving to Chummy before she dies whilst Sister Monica Joan also benefits from her part in helping. The Turners have double good news as they are finally accepted as adoptive parents and Shelagh's choir wins the local competition. Jenny meets Philip Worth, cousin of a patient, whom she will eventually marry and leaves the area to work at a hospice, though she will keep in touch with her 'family' and will never forget them. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | History

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

18 May 2014 (USA) See more »

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Last episode for Jessica Raine. She left the show to pursue Hollywood. See more »

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References Calamity Jane (1953) See more »

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May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You
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Performed by Jim Reeves
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What an excellent show
11 May 2014 | by ibegeorgeusSee all my reviews

This show is one of the best that has ever come out of the UK.. In fact from anywhere. BBC to thank, and take a bow. It is marvellously cast, with great production and direction and some of the birth scenes are second to none, and skilfully done. The stories are a mix of historically correct facts, (birth of the national health service, and the way that life existed, in that age), sadness, happiness, humorous anecdotes, dated colour predeceases, difficult living conditions, during and after the war, personal lives, and true to life experiences. The series are cast with wonderful actors, who all support each others work. The stories are exceptionally, well written and adapted from a book by a British Midwife My wife and I ( both British, of course) started to watch the first one, on PBS, thinking that it would be, a show for women, but were pleasantly surprised, and have been glued to the TV screen, ever since. We also obtained the DVD of each series, from the local library. Each new episode, we expect will not be as good, we think, but are pleasantly surprised, that the standard does not slip, like other popular shows that eventually run out of ideas Many Americans, have approached us to say how Britain produces, great shows like this, while America fails so to do.


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