Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jan. 15, 2012
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
UK
Network
BBC One TV Network
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Call the Midwife (UK)

Newly qualified midwife Jenny Lee and the midwives and nuns of Nonnatus House cope with the medical problems in the deprived Poplar district of East London in the 1950s. The sisters and midwives carry out many nursing duties across the community. However, with between 80 and 100 babies being born each month in Poplar alone, the primary work is to help bring safe childbirth to women in the area and to look after their countless newborns.

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06x01 Series 6, Episode 1 Aired: Jan. 22, 2017

The midwives receive a rapturous and warm welcome home from their South African adventure but all is not well at Nonnatus House. In their absence, …

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Call the Midwife will return to BBC1 for a Christmas special in 2016 followed shortly afterwards by a full series of eight hour-long episodes in January and February 2017.

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  • Goof (factual errors): The scenes of mature Jenny (Vanessa Redgrave) take place at Christmas 2005 and end with her husband Philip (Ronald Pickup) asking her to consider writing her memoirs.…
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    Goof (factual errors): The scenes of mature Jenny (Vanessa Redgrave) take place at Christmas 2005 and end with her husband Philip (Ronald Pickup) asking her to consider writing her memoirs. However, by this time the first two volumes (Call the Midwife and Shadows of the Workhouse) had already been published.
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  • When Sister Monica Joan is in the barn and says "Dost thou think because thou art a rat there shall be no more cakes and ale?" she is deliberately misquoting Sir Toby Belch in Shakespeare's…
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    When Sister Monica Joan is in the barn and says "Dost thou think because thou art a rat there shall be no more cakes and ale?" she is deliberately misquoting Sir Toby Belch in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night ( replacing 'virtuous' with 'rat').
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  • Nonnatus House is a pseudonym for The Community of St. John the Divine, an Anglican religious order of nuns founded in London in 1848. The order relocated to Birmingham in 1976, and ceased to…
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    Nonnatus House is a pseudonym for The Community of St. John the Divine, an Anglican religious order of nuns founded in London in 1848. The order relocated to Birmingham in 1976, and ceased to practice midwifery in 1990.
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