After a Christmas special which saw the East End-ers celebrate the festivities in the presence of an unexploded WWII bomb – all while the marriage of Shelagh and Doctor Turner and the arrival of a deadly childhood disease went on in the background – we’ve got ourselves eight whole episodes to settle down to on a Sunday night.
Our first trip to Poplar saw the Call the Midwife gang leaving Nonnatus House, which was upsettingly reduced to a pile of rubble during the Christmas special, and moving on to pastures new. While babies were born left, right and centre, the midwives were puzzled by an unusual medical condition. Jenny carried on flirting with her boyfriend Alec while Chummy struggled with the monotony of domestic bliss. Plus there was a new face around the table as Sister Winifred arrived, fresh faced from the countryside to deal with the difficulties of poverty stricken Poplar.
But what did you think of the new series? Period drama fan or not. Whether you’ve watched every episode of CTM or tonight was the first time you tuned in, we want to know what YOU lovely people think.
Are you excited about the midwives moving into the swinging sixties? Or worried that the drama will lose it’s charm? What do you think of the midwives’ new home? And the new member of the team? Did the episode have you reaching for the tissues? …or the remote?
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