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Call the Midwife

  • 2014
  • Season 3
  • 8 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

A moving and intimate insight into the colourful world of midwifery and family life in 1950s East London. Nurse Jenny Lee and her colleagues return for a third series.

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Episode 3: Call the Midwife

Summary

Sister Julienne receives an SOS from Holloway Prison, whose usual maternity workers have been struck down by illness, and when she and Trixie step in to help, the nun puts her reputation on the line to prevent a heavily pregnant convict having her unborn baby taken away by social services. Shelagh faces heartache when a routine pregnancy check reveals something far more serious, Alec has a confession for Jenny, and Fred takes the gang to the theatre to celebrate Chummy's birthday - only for the trip to end in disaster. Lacey Turner, best known as EastEnders' Stacey Branning, guest stars.
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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Sister Julienne and Trixie are called to Holloway Prison to dispense their midwifery services to a bunch of snarling, pregnant prisoners. “I’m ever so sore downstairs,” claims one, while another is loudly disruptive and picks on a heavily pregnant mum-to-be Stella (guest star EastEnders’ Lacey Turner), who smugly talks of her “fiancé”. “You’re a stuck up cah!” yells the ruffian, as the women get into an almighty scrap. But the midwives take everything in their stride, even tutting about the women’s lack of proper care.

Eventually, saintly Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) takes Stella’s plight personally. Meanwhile, on the outside, Sheila is worried about her “cycle”. No, she doesn’t mean her bike.

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Cast

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Jenny LeeJessica Raine
Sister JulienneJenny Agutter
Sister EvangelinaPam Ferris
Chummy NoakesMiranda Hart
Sister Monica JoanJudy Parfitt
Nurse Trixie FranklinHelen George
Cynthia MillerBryony Hannah
Shelagh TurnerLaura Main
Sister WinifredVictoria Yeates
PC Peter NoakesBen Caplan
Dr Patrick TurnerStephen McGann
Fred BuckleCliff Parisi
Alec JesmondLeo Staar
Timothy TurnerMax Macmillan
Stella CrangleLacey Turner
Maureen WilliamsFiona Skinner
Kathleen BakerHannah Tointon
Tom HerewardJack Ashton
Officer OwenJosie Walker
June SmallKate Sichel
Stan BakerDaniel Attwell
Governor AndersonEve Matheson
Mr RussellDominic Letts
Tout 1Tara Ellis
Tout 2Dean Christie
Voice of mature JennyVanessa Redgrave

Crew

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DirectorJuliet May
ProducerHugh Warren
WriterLiz Lake

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  • Episode 3

    Call the Midwife

    Summary

    Sister Julienne receives an SOS from Holloway Prison, whose usual maternity workers have been struck down by illness, and when she and Trixie step in to help, the nun puts her reputation on the line to prevent a heavily pregnant convict having her unborn baby taken away by social services. Shelagh faces heartache when a routine pregnancy check reveals something far more serious, Alec has a confession for Jenny, and Fred takes the gang to the theatre to celebrate Chummy's birthday - only for the trip to end in disaster. Lacey Turner, best known as EastEnders' Stacey Branning, guest stars.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    Sister Julienne and Trixie are called to Holloway Prison to dispense their midwifery services to a bunch of snarling, pregnant prisoners. “I’m ever so sore downstairs,” claims one, while another is loudly disruptive and picks on a heavily pregnant mum-to-be Stella (guest star EastEnders’ Lacey Turner), who smugly talks of her “fiancé”. “You’re a stuck up cah!” yells the ruffian, as the women get into an almighty scrap. But the midwives take everything in their stride, even tutting about the women’s lack of proper care.

    Eventually, saintly Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) takes Stella’s plight personally. Meanwhile, on the outside, Sheila is worried about her “cycle”. No, she doesn’t mean her bike.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Jenny LeeJessica Raine
    Sister JulienneJenny Agutter
    Sister EvangelinaPam Ferris
    Chummy NoakesMiranda Hart
    Sister Monica JoanJudy Parfitt
    Nurse Trixie FranklinHelen George
    Cynthia MillerBryony Hannah
    Shelagh TurnerLaura Main
    Sister WinifredVictoria Yeates
    PC Peter NoakesBen Caplan
    Dr Patrick TurnerStephen McGann
    Fred BuckleCliff Parisi
    Alec JesmondLeo Staar
    Timothy TurnerMax Macmillan
    Stella CrangleLacey Turner
    Maureen WilliamsFiona Skinner
    Kathleen BakerHannah Tointon
    Tom HerewardJack Ashton
    Officer OwenJosie Walker
    June SmallKate Sichel
    Stan BakerDaniel Attwell
    Governor AndersonEve Matheson
    Mr RussellDominic Letts
    Tout 1Tara Ellis
    Tout 2Dean Christie
    Voice of mature JennyVanessa Redgrave

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorJuliet May
    ProducerHugh Warren
    WriterLiz Lake

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