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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
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