Call the Midwife

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Call the Midwife

Series 6 - Episode 2

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Review

Tyrannical Sister Ursula (Harriet Walter) is a joyless meanie, who frowns upon the consumption of sweets and biscuits and looks askance at flower arranging as a waste of valuable time and money; “We must husband our resources carefully.”

She’s trying to get Nonnatus House running to some kind of timetable, but babies aren’t born to order and the staff are beginning to rebel. Politely, of course, but it’s rebellion all the same.

Lovely Nurse Patsy (Emerald Fennell) receives yet another pleading letter begging her to go to Hong Kong to care for her ailing father. But what about her girlfriend Delia? It’s a tremendously slushy episode full of tears and partings and pluckiness. Brace yourselves.

Summary

Sister Ursula insists the midwives do not become emotionally involved with their patients, but her harsh new approach proves hard to cope with in the face of two devastating cases. A father-to-be is badly injured in an explosion, leaving him unable to work to support his family, and a couple with dwarfism expecting their first child are warned that their child may be stillborn, a situation that leaves Patsy confronted with one of the hardest decisions of her life.

Cast & Crew

Sister Julienne Jenny Agutter
Nurse Phyllis Crane Linda Bassett
Sister Monica Joan Judy Parfitt
Shelagh Turner Laura Main
Sister Winifred Victoria Yeates
Nurse Patsy Mount Emerald Fennell
Nurse Barbara Gilbert Charlotte Ritchie
Tom Hereward Jack Ashton
Dr Patrick Turner Stephen McGann
Fred Buckle Cliff Parisi
Penny Reed Rachel Denning
Derek Reed Dean Wharton
Nurse Delia Busby Kate Lamb
Sister Ursula Harriet Walter
Ada Ward Judy Flynn
Jessie Marsh Erin Doherty
Arthur Pilbury Tom Keller
George Marsh Daniel Kendrick
Timothy Turner Max Macmillan
Angela Turner Alice Brown
Mr Simkins Richard Attlee
Woman Leanne Everitt
Woman Natalie Lester
Woman Elizabeth Appleby
Foreman Ray MacAllan
Docker David Hemsted
Docker Graham Kent
Docker Joe Stamp
Nurse Fiona Sheehan
Coroner Richard Teverson
Student doctor George Fletcher
Voice of mature Jennifer Worth Vanessa Redgrave
Director Sheree Folkson
Executive Producer Heidi Thomas
Executive Producer Pippa Harris
Producer Ann Tricklebank
Writer Harriet Warner
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