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Call the Midwife
E2 of 8
Series 2 - Episode 2
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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.
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
Sister Monica Joan
PC Peter Noakes
Kirsty J Curtis
Voice of mature Jenny
Full Episode Guide
What's going to happen in Call the Midwife series seven?
The nuns and nurses of Nonnatus House will be back – and they've got plenty of stories left to tell
Call the Midwife is set for a big freeze in 2017 Christmas Special
How Call the Midwife filmed Thalidomide birth scenes
Call the Midwife only uses real newborns for its birth scenes – but how do they cope with all the babies?
Call The Midwife: What happened to Sister Mary Cynthia?
Call the Midwife: what is thalidomide?
"Baby it's cold outside!" First look at the snowy Call the Midwife Christmas special
We finally know the name of Shelagh and Dr Turner's newborn son in Call the Midwife
Meet the cast of Call the Midwife series six
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BIFA 2017: Acting legend Vanessa Redgrave to receive prestigious Richard Harris Award
In the Dark: Mark Billingham on how being taken hostage informed his crime writing