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Call the Midwife
E6 of 6
Series 1 - Episode 6
Sun 9 Jul 1:25pm - 2:45pm
Mon 10 Jul,
7:10am - 8am
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A dishevelled Sister Monica Joan stares emptily from the foreshore, barefoot and clad only in her nightie. We know she’s been stealing and now she is clearly unwell, to the consternation of her friends at Nonnatus House.
As Heidi Thomas’s runaway hit drama ends (don’t fret, another series has been commissioned) there are seismic changes among the personnel. Chummy’s mummy comes to call, an overweening, imperious Crimplene-averse old bag who disapproves of her daughter’s choice of boyfriend, while Jenny gets more communication from that mysterious Man from Her Past.
Even if you think
Call the Midwife
is grimly picturesque hooey, it’s good to see so many actresses of a certain age and beyond giving their all. Like the magnificent Judy Parfitt as lost, rambling Sister Monica Joan. They don’t make ’em like that any more.
Sister Monica Joan develops pneumonia after being found mysteriously wandering near the docks - but things only gets worse when she is accused of theft and faces the prospect of prison. Chummy's mother arrives to meet PC Noakes, but when the visit is less than a success, the midwife suffers a crisis of confidence and breaks off her relationship - leaving Jenny and the others trying to persuade her she is making a terrible mistake. Judy Parfitt, Miranda Hart and Jessica Raine star.
Cast & Crew
Sister Monica Joan
PC Peter Noakes
Mother Jesu Emanuel
Voice of mature Jenny
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