Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife

Series 1 - Episode 4



A well-spoken couple arrives in the East End; the wife is pregnant but she has a headache, so she joins the oiks at the NHS clinic in the parish hall for a check-up. But a noisy slattern takes exception to the posh lady, who storms out. Thus a train of events is set in motion that gives gentle midwife Cynthia (Bryony Hannah) the biggest emotional test of her young life.

There is light relief as Chummy (Miranda Hart) takes her relationship with Constable Noakes a bit further and her colleagues give her tips on being coquettish. But the smiles fade when a young dad looks into his baby daughter’s pram. She’s not there.


A baby girl, recently delivered by Jenny, is snatched from her pram, uniting the community in a desperate search for the missing child. A newlywed couple are excited about becoming parents - but when the wife develops a serious medical condition, their chances of happiness are jeopardised. Jessica Raine, Bryony Hannah and Miranda Hart star in the 1950s-set nursing drama, with Thomasin Rand and Tom Goodman-Hill.

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
Mary Amy McAllister
Jimmy George Rainsford
Shirley Redmond Emma Noakes
Ron Redmond Tom Colley
Gladys Susie Baxter
David Jones Tom Goodman-Hill
Margaret Jones Thomasin Rand
Eileen Nicola Munns
Milkman Anton Saunders
Director Jamie Payne
Producer Hugh Warren
Writer Esther Wilson
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