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Call the Midwife

Series 1-Episode 3

Series 1-Episode 3

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Review

Dainty new midwife Jenny (Jessica Raine) is getting the rough edges knocked off her in the tough old East End of this wildly popular soap, though she gets squeamish visiting a rotting old man. (Jenny’s getting in a bit of practice as a district nurse.) The old fella (indestructible Roy Hudd) is a dear with a fund of war stories, but he’s lonely and his flat is infested with cockroaches.

As for the pregnant ladies of Poplar, they’re still queuing up for antenatal attention, though heads turn when a middle-aged couple arrives at the clinic. The expectant dad is dead keen, but mum is weary and scared – with good reason, as it turns out.

Summary

Jenny is placed on the district nursing roster to improve her experience of community practice, and grows close to an ailing veteran soldier (guest star Roy Hudd). Trixie and Cynthia welcome a new patient to the antenatal clinic, a fortysomething woman who is upset by her pregnancy, despite her husband's joy. But at the birth, everyone gets a surprise. Drama, with Jessica Raine, Laura Main, Bryony Hannah and Miranda Hart.

Cast & Crew

Voice of mature Jenny Vanessa Redgrave
Jenny Lee Jessica Raine
Sister Julienne Jenny Agutter
Sister Evangelina Pam Ferris
Chummy Browne Miranda Hart
Sister Monica Joan Judy Parfitt
Trixie Franklin Helen George
Cynthia Miller Bryony Hannah
Sister Bernadette Laura Main
Fred Cliff Parisi
Dr Turner Stephen McGann
PC Peter Noakes Ben Caplan
Joe Collett Roy Hudd
Jimmy George Rainsford
Winnie Lawson Tessa Churchard
Ted Lawson John Ashton
Ingrid Mason Sophie Cosson
Neighbour Valerie King
Officer David Maybrick
Director Philippa Lowthorpe
Producer Hugh Warren
Writer Jack Williams
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