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September 2012
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Call the Midwife Captures Hardscrabble Lives in 1950s London

Episode 3 of any series is a perfect time to join in: the series is young enough to not have too many secrets, old enough to have established characters and running plotlines. (And in this case, plenty of good reviews.)

Call the Midwife is a moving, intimate, funny and true-to-life series, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth. It tells the colorful stories of midwifery and families in London’s East End in the 1950s.

Jenny Lee, a young woman raised in the wealthy English countryside, has chosen to become a nurse and now, as a newly qualified midwife, has gone to work in the poorest area of the city.

In the third episode of Call the Midwife, airing Sunday at 7 p.m. on tpt 2, Jenny is placed on the district nursing roster for a few weeks, to extend her experience of community practice. During her rounds, she attends to Joe, a gentle old soldier, and a friendship forms. At the antenatal clinic, Trixie and Cynthia enroll Winnie as a new patient. In her 40s, Winnie, who thought her days of diapers and babies were long gone, seems upset by her pregnancy. By contrast, her husband, Ted, is overjoyed. However, at the baby's birth, everyone gets a little surprise.

Check out a preview of Call the Midwife below and tune in to the third of six episodes (until next season, filming now!) this Sunday at 7 p.m. on tpt 2.


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