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Call the Midwife

Series 2-Episode 2

Series 2-Episode 2

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Review

A pall of sadness hangs over Nonnatus House after nurse Cynthia Miller (Bryony Hannah) has a harrowing experience in one of those grim Poplar tenements.

Poor Cynthia battles a swirl of guilt and loss, and her friends become increasingly worried about her state of mind. It’s a genuinely upsetting story with some difficult scenes – as we learnt with the Christmas special, when Call the Midwife becomes dark, all light really does drain
from the world.

Meanwhile, Chummy (Miranda Hart) is making plans, as is her nice policeman husband Peter (Ben Caplan), who decides he must lose weight and get fit, so he goes to Nonnatus House’sjolly, portly odd-job man Fred, of all people. It’s a daft sub-plot, but believe me, you’ll need a bit of
a lift, even if it’s only from some silly comedy.

Summary

The unexplained death of a newborn baby delivered by Cynthia puts the midwife under intense scrutiny from the police and the pregnant women of Poplar, placing immense strain on her work and health as she questions her own abilities. Chummy faces pressure of a different kind as she and PC Noakes pursue a dream which could bring exciting changes for the couple, while a chance encounter returns Jimmy to Jenny's life - with surprising results. Bryony Hannah, Miranda Hart and Jessica Raine 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
Jimmy George Rainsford
Sheila Cooke Jenny Bolt
Irene Kelly Kirsty J Curtis
Pat Kelly Eoin Geoghegan
Conor Kelly Aaron Harris
Mrs Payne Carolyn Tomkinson
Francine Spencer Cassandra Compton
Mr Lennon Andrew Ashford
April Lennon Catherine Skinner
Jack Smith Jake Bailey
Timothy Turner Max Macmillan
Voice of mature Jenny Vanessa Redgrave
Director Roger Goldby
Producer Hugh Warren
Writer Harriet Warner
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