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Call the Midwife

Seasons: 8
Episodes: 69
User ratings: 17,212
Average rating: 8.4

Drama, History

Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s to early 1960s.

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Season 1

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Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Season 7

Season 8


Episodes details table

Episode #1.1
Nurse Jenny Lee arrives at Nonnatus House in London's East End to begin her work as a midwife. Naive and unused to the harsh conditions of the borough, she must rise above her misgivings if she is to succeed in her new role.
User ratings: 369
Average rating: 8.3
Episode #1.2
A new midwife, Chummy Browne, arrives at Nonnatus House, and finds it difficult to prove herself. Meanwhile, Jenny befriends a young Irish prostitute who is expecting a baby, and is shocked by the Church's treatment of the girl.
User ratings: 307
Average rating: 8.6
Episode #1.3
Jenny befriends an old soldier named Joe, and is disturbed by his living conditions. She is also visited by a man from her past, while Trixie and Cynthia have a sensitive case to deal with, and Chummy is asked on a date.
User ratings: 259
Average rating: 8.7
Episode #1.4
A new baby is snatched from her pram, sparking an area wide search. Jenny is more familiar with the kidnapper than she realizes, Cynthia blames herself when a patient becomes gravely ill, and Chummy's romance continues.
User ratings: 246
Average rating: 8.7
Episode #1.5
A figure from Jenny's past makes contact, while Jimmy continues to pursue her. Chummy prepares for an important meeting, and everyone at Nonnatus House rallies round the building's cleaner, Peggy, whose brother is very ill.
User ratings: 249
Average rating: 8.6
Episode #1.6
Jenny speaks to her ex-lover again, while Sister Monica Joan lands herself in trouble with the police. Chummy receives a visit from her snobbish, imperious mother which forces her to reconsider her relationship with Peter.
User ratings: 238
Average rating: 8.7
Christmas Special
Nonnatus House is alive with preparations for Christmas. Chummy is arranging a nativity play with the Cub Scouts, Jenny is faced with a difficult case, and a young girl's predicament leads to a big decision.
User ratings: 319
Average rating: 8.7
Episode #2.1
Jenny tries to help a battered wife, Doctor Turner finds himself overcome with requests for nitrous oxide from pregnant women throughout Poplar, while Trixie and Sister Evangelia help deliver a baby in very unsavory circumstances.
User ratings: 237
Average rating: 8.7
Episode #2.2
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.
User ratings: 223
Average rating: 8.6
Episode #2.3
Jenny is sent to the London hospital as a surgical nurse and finds that her friend Jimmy is a patient. He's going ahead with his wedding plans and the surgeon, Aubrey Tracey, diagnoses his abdominal pain as premarital jitters and sends him home. Jennifer's first encounter with Aubrey in the operating theatre is unpleasant and the imperious surgeon gives her short shrift. When Jimmy, who was misdiagnosed, returns for an emergency appendectomy she realizes Tracey is making errors. Jimmy survives but Jenny feels compelled to do something. Cynthia works with identical twins Meg and Mave Carter, one of whom is pregnant, though the staff have some difficulty telling them apart. The women are very dependent of one another and skeptical about medical care in general. Mave, the pregnant one, seeks help over her sister's objections. The shy and somewhat nervous Jane Sutton, a medical orderly, arrives at Nonnatus House.
User ratings: 226
Average rating: 8.8
Episode #2.4
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.
User ratings: 220
Average rating: 8.7
Episode #2.5
Nonnatus House prepares for the annual summer fĂȘte, 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.
User ratings: 221
Average rating: 8.7
Episode #2.6
Doctor Turner is concerned by the spread of tuberculosis in the community, Jenny tries to repair a father and daughter's fractured relationship, and Sister Bernadette receives devastating news.
User ratings: 217
Average rating: 8.8
Episode #2.7
Jenny encounters racism firsthand when assigned a Jamaican patient, while Cynthia has to deal with a cantankerous man suffering from diabetes. Sister Bernadette avoids Doctor Turner, and a familiar face returns to Nonnatus House.
User ratings: 208
Average rating: 8.7
Episode #2.8
Sister Bernadette is discharged from hospital, while a heavily pregnant Chummy resumes her midwifery duties. Jenny meets a new love interest, Fred's pregnant daughter pays him a visit, and Nonnatus House itself is under threat.
User ratings: 251
Average rating: 9.0
Christmas Special
Nonnatus House and the surrounding area is evacuated when an unexploded bomb is found nearby. Meanwhile, Shelagh has doubts about her wedding to Patrick, and Jenny and Trixie help a man who is suffering from shell shock.
User ratings: 233
Average rating: 9.0
Episode #3.1
The Sisters and the midwives have moved into a new building and have welcomed a new colleague, Sister Winifred. They have considerably more space and Dr. Turner manages to find a hall where they will be able to hold clinics two afternoons per week. After few of their patients come to the clinic, Chummy takes a bold step. Not only does she create a number of recreational activities she writes to Princess Margaret asking for an official visit, which she accepts. Meanwhile, Jenny is helping Merle and Billy Vickers. Merle had given birth only a few months ago but the newborn is always sick and his older brother is often ill. Jenny and Dr. Turner conduct a number of tests but they are all inconclusive. As it drags on, the Merle loses all confidence in her abilities as a mother. Sister Monica Joan thinks she knows what is wrong and puts them on the right track.
User ratings: 203
Average rating: 8.7
Episode #3.2
Jenny is promoted to Acting Sister at the clinic, much to the chagrin of the more experienced Trixie. Meanwhile, Cynthia is taken in by the theories of a visiting doctor, and a troubled, desperate woman seeks help.
User ratings: 195
Average rating: 8.9
Episode #3.3
Sister Julienne and Trixie attend to the female inmates at Holloway Prison, where they meet a troubled young woman. Meanwhile, Jenny deals with a vain patient, Shelagh receives horrendous news, and the girls celebrate Chummy's birthday.
User ratings: 199
Average rating: 8.9
Episode #3.4
Sister Winifred treats a young Jewish woman whose mother is plagued by remembrances of the Holocaust. Meanwhile, Shelagh tries to find a new way to channel her energy, and Alec suffers a terrible accident.
User ratings: 227
Average rating: 9.1
Episode #3.5
Everyone at Nonnatus House is extra busy while Jenny is away recovering from her loss at the Mother House. The situation is made worse when an exhausted Sister Julienne collapses and Dr. Turner orders two weeks of bed rest. Sheilagh agrees to help out on the administrative side and promptly hires a new midwife, Patsy Mount. Mrs. Harper arrives with her daughter Sally fearing the young girl, who has Down's Syndrome, is pregnant. The father is Jacob Milligan who has cerebral palsy and lives in the same group home as Sally. The two want to keep the baby. Meanwhile, the nuns and midwives are also preparing to celebrate Sister Evangelina's anniversary of taking her vows and entering the sisterhood. She's not at all pleased at the idea. News of the celebration spreads and her brother Vincent, a homeless alcoholic, returns.
User ratings: 200
Average rating: 9.0
Episode #3.6
Patsy's brusque manner sees her taken off midwifery duties and reassigned to district nursing, where a patient reminds her of her past. Meanwhile, Trixie deals with a couple whose relationship has separated them from their families.
User ratings: 178
Average rating: 8.8
Episode #3.7
Jenny returns and is seconded to the London Hospital, where she meets a fretting mother-to-be. Meanwhile, Chummy's mother visits, a patient of Cynthia's becomes mentally ill, and Tom's nervousness leads to trouble with Trixie.
User ratings: 187
Average rating: 8.9
Episode #3.8
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.
User ratings: 245
Average rating: 9.1
Christmas Special
As Christmas approaches, Chummy and Trixie are organizing a concert. Meanwhile, Patsy takes a pair of pregnant girls to a mother-and-baby home which proves to be ill run, and Cynthia is conflicted about her future.
User ratings: 207
Average rating: 9.0
Episode #4.1
A new midwife arrives at Nonnatus House, and finds it hard to fit into her new role. Meanwhile, Chummy moves into the mother-and-baby home, Trixie helps a young boy in terrible need, and Sister Evangelina is in denial about her illness.
User ratings: 195
Average rating: 8.8
Episode #4.2
As Sister Evangelina prepares to go on sick leave, a new midwife arrives at Nonnatus House, and they immediately clash. Meanwhile, Sister Julienne encounters a face from the past, and Barbara feels under pressure.
User ratings: 188
Average rating: 8.8
Episode #4.3
Tom is recruited to run the Queen Rose pageant and asks for Trixie's help, Shelagh investigates an outbreak of dysentery, Phyllis deals with a complicated case involving an impoverished family, and a local man lands himself in deep trouble.
User ratings: 193
Average rating: 8.7
Episode #4.4
Sister Winifred meets a young prostitute and begins a campaign to improve the lives of women like her, Trixie reconsiders her engagement when Tom is offered a post in Newcastle, and Sister Monica Joan is unexpectedly called into action.
User ratings: 164
Average rating: 8.7
Episode #4.5
Sister Mary Cynthia returns to Nonnatus House, Barbara has trouble communicating with a pregnant Sylheti woman, Shelagh helps Patrick with his exhausting workload, and Trixie struggles to cope with her pain.
User ratings: 152
Average rating: 8.8
Episode #4.6
Phyllis deals with a diabetic teenager who has fallen pregnant, Sister Mary Cynthia comes into contact with a group of Irish Travellers, and Patsy organizes a square dance to raise money for the Cubs' trip to Norfolk.
User ratings: 175
Average rating: 8.6
Episode #4.7
A pair of school friends are unexpectedly reunited in the delivery room, and a mix up results in complications for both. Meanwhile, Barbara helps a couple in need of assistance, and Patsy's secret relationship with Delia pains them both.
User ratings: 163
Average rating: 8.7
Episode #4.8
Trixie and Sister Mary Cynthia help a deaf-and-dumb woman, and Barbara has a baffling case. Meanwhile, Fred's daughter arrives from Birmingham and interferes with his and Violet's engagement, and Delia has a proposal for Patsy.
User ratings: 150
Average rating: 8.8
Christmas Special
As Christmas approaches, an outbreak of measles hits Poplar. Meanwhile, Tom receives an intriguing offer from the BBC, a face from Patsy's past returns, and Sister Monica Joan goes missing.
User ratings: 184
Average rating: 8.9
Episode #5.1
As Easter approaches, the nuns prepare for celebrations, while Trixie is taken up with a new exercise class, Patsy awaits Delia's decision, and the group are shaken by the birth of a severely deformed baby.
User ratings: 163
Average rating: 8.8
Episode #5.2
Barbara has difficulty in working out how best to help a young woman whose husband is out of work, Sister Evangelina's strong opinions lead to trouble, and Phyllis attends a Spanish class, with unexpected results.
User ratings: 156
Average rating: 8.7
Episode #5.3
One of Patsy's patients is diagnosed with typhoid, which reignites painful memories, Sister Winifred is deeply affected by the case of an unwed mother-to-be and Tom asks Barbara out to dinner.
User ratings: 158
Average rating: 8.6
Episode #5.4
Tom and Trixie work together to help a young couple, Barbara wrestles with her conscience, and Sister Julienne is seconded to a maternity hospital, where she discovers the emergence of a worrying pattern.
User ratings: 154
Average rating: 8.7
Episode #5.5
Phyllis becomes concerned about a new mother who is finding it difficult to cope, Fred must step in to help run the shop when Violet is injured, while Timothy makes Patrick have a realization.
User ratings: 159
Average rating: 8.7
Episode #5.6
A series of attacks on young women in Poplar has a direct impact on the residents of Nonnatus House, Trixie is suspicious about a patient whose pregnancy has not been reported, while Patrick and Shelagh take a trip.
User ratings: 168
Average rating: 9.0
Episode #5.7
As news of the forthcoming contraceptive pill reaches Poplar, it is met with different reactions by the residents of Nonnatus House. Meanwhile, Patsy tries to help a barge woman unused to life on land, and a storm hits Poplar.
User ratings: 141
Average rating: 8.7
Episode #5.8
Patrick is horrified to learn that a medication prescribed to expectant mothers may be the cause of the recent birth defects in Poplar, while the Nonnatus House residents and the community at large are devastated when tragedy strikes.
User ratings: 214
Average rating: 9.1
Christmas Special
A group from Nonnatus House travels overseas in order to assist a struggling clinic in South Africa.
User ratings: 211
Average rating: 8.6
Episode #6.1
The Nonnatus House staff face great change, Phyllis and Barbara help a battered wife, while Sister Mary Cynthia becomes increasingly fragile.
User ratings: 157
Average rating: 8.4
Episode #6.2
An explosion at the docks badly affects the husband of a new mother, Patsy feels under pressure, and Sister Ursula continues to test the patience of everyone at Nonnatus House.
User ratings: 140
Average rating: 8.5
Episode #6.3
Sister Ursula continues to make life difficult for the staff of Nonnatus House, while sweeping reforms place the maternity unit under threat.
User ratings: 130
Average rating: 8.5
Episode #6.4
Nonnatus House advertises for a new midwife, while Trixie, Sister Winifred and Tom help an expectant mother in a difficult situation.
User ratings: 125
Average rating: 8.3
Episode #6.5
Nonnatus House welcomes a new recruit, Fred and Violet take in a vulnerable young man, Sister Monica Joan makes a discovery, and Trixie meets a charming dentist.
User ratings: 144
Average rating: 8.7
Episode #6.6
As the Cuban Missile Crisis brings fear to Poplar, Sister Julienne tries to arrange the return of Sister Mary Cynthia, while Valerie deals with a very challenging case.
User ratings: 118
Average rating: 8.4
Episode #6.7
The effects of thalidomide continue to take their toll on a former patient, leaving Patrick guilt-ridden, while a shocking incident leaves Phyllis consumed with guilt of her own.
User ratings: 116
Average rating: 8.6
Episode #6.8
A new contraceptive clinic adjacent to the Nonnatus maternity unit causes trouble, while an unexpected letter to Barbara sends everyone into a frenzy.
User ratings: 136
Average rating: 8.9
Christmas Special
As the year comes to an end, Poplar faces unprecedented and relentless wintry conditions, which pose a challenge to the occupants of Nonnatus House and the community at large.
User ratings: 188
Average rating: 8.7
Episode #7.1
As the Big Freeze of 1963 continues, Nonnatus House welcomes their newest midwife.
User ratings: 141
Average rating: 8.5
Episode #7.2
Lucille faces prejudice. Sister Winifred opens mothercraft classes to fathers. The Turners welcome their new au pair.
User ratings: 122
Average rating: 8.4
Episode #7.3
The midwives concern over the behavior of a mother reveals a devastating diagnosis. Meanwhile, Fred and Violet organize a beauty pageant; Magda hides a secret; and Trixie comes to a decision concerning her relationship with Christopher.
User ratings: 126
Average rating: 8.3
Episode #7.4
Sr Julienne comes to the aid of a childless woman whose husband brings a fertile second wife into their home. Meanwhile, Lucille meets a patient with strange cravings; Sr Monica Joan's eyesight deteriorates; and Trixie struggles to cope.
User ratings: 124
Average rating: 8.0
Episode #7.5
Lucille helps a woman with a phobia of childbirth. Nurse Crane and Dr Turner try to prevent a smallpox panic. Meanwhile, the Buckles plan a picnic, and familiar faces return to Poplar.
User ratings: 121
Average rating: 8.2
Episode #7.6
Nonnatus House comes to the aid of a recently-widowed expectant mother. Valerie and Lucille's health class at the youth club is disrupted by an angry mother. Sister Monica Joan prepares for her cataract surgery.
User ratings: 117
Average rating: 8.5
Episode #7.7
The Turners become involved in the life of a young man in a remand home. Nonnatus House anxiously awaits news of one of their nurses who is dangerously ill in hospital.
User ratings: 177
Average rating: 9.1
Episode #7.8
A nearby maternity home closes, bringing new patients to Nonnatus. Meanwhile, the team prepares for Sister Monica Joan's birthday.
User ratings: 128
Average rating: 9.0
Christmas Special
As Christmas approaches, Sisters Julienne and Winifred are called to the Mother House, where important decisions must be made. Meanwhile, Trixie returns from Italy, and the midwives help with a difficult birth.
User ratings: 138
Average rating: 8.7
Episode #8.1
As spring arrives, Nonnatus House welcomes two new nuns, the experienced Sister Hilda and newly qualified Sister Frances, who must acclimatized to the changing East End. A complicated multiple birth tests the skills of some of the midwives to the limit, but Trixie has to face her fears and Valerie deals with a shocking case that arrives unexpectedly.
User ratings: 99
Average rating: 8.5
Episode #8.2
Lucile stands by an elderly hoarder who faces the loss of her independence. Sister Hilda supports a Ghanaian family suffering from a mystery illness.
User ratings: 74
Average rating: 8.9
Episode #8.3
Valerie supports the family of a baby with a cleft palate who faces multiple surgeries, while Shelagh tries to soothe an anxious mother who lost her first child to cot death.
User ratings: 50
Average rating: 8.3
Episode #8.4
The midwives have their hands full with an estranged mother and daughter who are both at the maternity home. After her contraception fails, a frightened mum of two small boys begs Dr Turner for help with an unwanted third pregnancy.
User ratings: 38
Average rating: 8.4
Episode #8.5
A young bride-to-be suffers an identity crisis following the diagnosis of a hidden condition, while an expectant father is diagnosed with a rare condition himself.
User ratings: 29
Average rating: 8.3
Episode #8.6
When Phyllis is admitted to hospital, Mother Mildred returns to cover her assignments, and soon causes a stir, while Lucille cares for an unwed teenager who wants to keep her baby.
User ratings: 33
Average rating: 8.5
Episode #8.7
Infidelity leads to a painful diagnosis for a pregnant wife. Sister Frances faces her first solo delivery. The Turners prepare to say goodbye to May. Nurse Dyer uncovers a dark secret about her grandmother.
User ratings: 33
Average rating: 8.5
Episode #8.8
Nurse Dyer's grandmother faces legal consequences for performing abortions. A couple deal with a baby on the way and a daughter with Hodgkin's. The Turners get welcome news about May.
User ratings: 43
Average rating: 8.9
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