Call The Midwife

Season 5 Behind the Scenes | Thalidomide

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This moving, intimate, funny and true-to-life series, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, tells 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. Attached to an order of nursing nuns at Nonnatus House, Jenny is part of a team of women who minister to expectant mothers, many of whom give birth at home in appalling conditions. The drama follows Jenny as she meets her patients and learns to love the people who live in the East End.
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  • #101 — Call The Midwife |
    Wednesday, Oct 5 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #102 — Call The Midwife |
    Thursday, Oct 6 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #103 — Call The Midwife |
    Friday, Oct 7 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #101 — Call The Midwife
    In the spring of 1957, newly qualified midwife Jenny Lee arrives in the East End of London to begin her career. After overcoming the initial shock that her new home, Nonnatus House, is a convent and not a private hospital, she quickly becomes immersed in her new life. Living with nuns and working in a community of colorful characters are different from anything Jenny has encountered previously. Through her, experience the sorrows and joys that come with being a midwife.
    Wednesday, Oct 5 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #102 — Call The Midwife
    As Jenny Lee settles into her role, there is a new arrival at Nonnatus House - Chummy. A welcome pair of extra hands, Chummy sets about showing her worth, but her overwhelming desire to please and her inability to ride a bike prove obstacles in gaining the respect of Sister Evangelina. Meanwhile, a chance encounter with Mary, a pregnant young runaway, forces Jenny to see an unfamiliar, darker side of life.
    Thursday, Oct 6 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #103 — Call The Midwife
    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.
    Friday, Oct 7 at 3pm TPT LIFE
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