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Call the Midwife

Series 2-Episode 1

Series 2-Episode 1

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Review

After a really big PUSH!!! BBC1 delivers a bouncing second series of its biggest drama hit in years. Everyone – nuns and midwives – is back at Nonnatus House to tend to the screaming mothers-to-be of 1958’s teeming East End tenements.

After a particularly grim Christmas special, the mood lifts ever so slightly when we return to Poplar, as the girls celebrate Jenny’s birthday with cake and a trip to the cinema to see South Pacific. There are some giggles after nice Dr Turner and his revolutionary nitrous-oxide machine cheer up the birthing mums no end, sending them into delighted stupors.

But the fun can’t last for ever. Jenny attends a young mother married to an abusive brute, while silly Trixie and battleaxe Sister Evangelina are called out to a difficult birth on a ship. As for dear old Chummy (Miranda Hart),
it seems like she might have itchy feet.

Summary

Jenny is concerned about a mum-to-be involved in an abusive marriage, while Trixie and Sister Evangelina find themselves in unusual circumstances on board a Swedish cargo ship looking after the captain's daughter, who is about to have her first child. Jessica Raine, Helen George, Pam Ferris and Miranda Hart star.

Cast & Crew

Jenny Lee Jessica Raine
Sister Julienne Jenny Agutter
Sister Evangelina Pam Ferris
Chummy Noakes Miranda Hart
Sister Monica Joan Judy Parfitt
Trixie Franklin Helen George
Cynthia Miller Bryony Hannah
Sister Bernadette Laura Main
PC Peter Noakes Ben Caplan
Dr Turner Stephen McGann
Fred Cliff Parisi
Bella Collins Claire-Louise Cordwell
Molly Brignall Scarlett Archer
Ritchie Brignall Alexander Cobb
Smudger Collins Thomas Aldridge
Mrs Marjorie Gray Tilly Vosburgh
Capt Bjorgsen Christopher Dane
Kirsten Bjorgsen Zandra Anderson
Glaswegian sailor Andy McSorley
Voice of mature Jenny Vanessa Redgrave
Director Philippa Lowthorpe
Producer Hugh Warren
Writer Heidi Thomas
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