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Call the Midwife, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, returns for a second series with eight new episodes. The series features the return of all its well-loved characters as well as some new faces.
Nonnatus House opens its doors to warmly welcome the audience back into 1950s East End London and continues to follow Poplar’s community of exceptional midwives and nursing nuns. The new series stays true to its roots — viewers can expect to see more births, babies and bicycling, plus blossoming romance from an unexpected quarter.
The second season opens with a Poplar woman in a dangerous relationship with the father of her unborn child and Trixie facing a difficult birth on board a Swedish trawler. Chummy makes a big decision that may mean major changes at Nonnatus House and Jenny Lee’s run-in with her old friend Jimmy brings out some feelings from her past she’d rather forget.
Meanwhile, Cynthia has her confidence shaken and doubts her ability as a midwife, while Jenny’s skills are tested in a setting that’s a far cry from the clinic and homes of Poplar. Sister Bernadette and Doctor
Turner oversee an emotionally and technically challenging situation involving two sisters whose outdated views on childbirth put mother and child at risk.
Call the Midwife stars Jessica Raine as Jenny Lee, along with Jenny Agutter (The Railway Children) as Sister Julienne, Pam Ferris (Rosemary & Thyme) as Sister Evangelina, Miranda Hart as Chummy, Judy Parfitt (Little Dorrit, Girl with a Pearl Earring) as Sister Monica Joan, Helen George as Trixie Franklin, Bryony Hannah as Cynthia Miller, Laura Main as Sister Bernadette and Cliff Parisias Fred. Vanessa Redgrave provides the voice of the mature Jennifer.