Call the Midwife

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Call the Midwife

Series 4 - Episode 5

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Review

It’s a blazing summer in Poplar, but there’s no time for nice Dr Turner to do any lolling about with an ice cream – he’s over-worked and pallid. But he can’t stop, not when there’s a suspected case of child abuse; a tiny baby suffers a series of fractures, which his parents are at a loss to explain.

Meanwhile at Nonnatus House, Trixie balefully eyes the advocaat, kind-hearted new midwife Barbara helps an isolated, pregnant young woman from Ceylon who speaks no English, and everyone is on the look-out for cases of diphtheria. That’s one heck of a lot of cultural and social problems for one hour, but as usual Call the Midwife doesn’t shirk its task.

Summary

A Christian Scientist couple refuse medicine for their newborn baby, leaving Sister Julienne questioning the nature of absolute faith. However, the case becomes more complicated when the parents are accused of harming their child. Barbara uses her initiative to communicate with a pregnant Sylheti woman who cannot speak English, although using the patient's young son to translate provides new problems. Sister Mary Cynthia returns to Nonnatus House and a woman catches handyman Fred's eye.

Cast & Crew

Sister Julienne Jenny Agutter
Phyllis Crane Linda Bassett
Sister Evangelina Pam Ferris
Nurse Trixie Franklin Helen George
Sister Mary Cynthia Bryony Hannah
Shelagh Turner Laura Main
Patsy Mount Emerald Fennell
Barbara Gilbert Charlotte Ritchie
Sister Winifred Victoria Yeates
Dr Patrick Turner Stephen McGann
Fred Buckle Cliff Parisi
Timothy Turner Max Macmillan
Violet Gee Annabelle Apsion
Angela Turner Alice Brown
Ameera Khatun Manjinder Virk
Janice Prendergast Bethany Muir
Ray Prendergast Matt Whitchurch
Faruk Khatun Abhishek Singh
Tom Hereward Jack Ashton
Norma Maggie Service
Miss Dawkins Kate Copeland
Josie Smith Zita Sattar
Mrs Bishop Jackie Howe
Christian Science practitioner Paul Lancaster
NSPCC inspector Jem Wall
Voice of mature Jennifer Worth Vanessa Redgrave
Director Dominic Leclerc
Producer Ann Tricklebank
Writer Carolyn Bonnyman
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