Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: September 30, 2012 — present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
Performers include: Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Judy Parfitt, Helen George, Bryony Hannah, Laura Main, Stephen McGann, Cliff Parisi, Ben Caplan, Emerald Fennell, Victoria Yeates, Linda Bassett, Charlotte Ritchie, and Vanessa Redgrave (voice only).
TV show description:
Based on memoirs by Jennifer Worth, this period drama series takes place in the 50s and 60s and revolves around a group of nurse midwives in the Poplar district of London’s poor East End.
Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine) is a new midwife who, thinking she’s taking a midwife job at a small hospital, is shocked to learn she is actually working for the Nonnatus House convent. Having had a privileged childhood, she soon finds out about all the deprivation occurring in the Poplar district — while having to ensure safe deliveries for mothers and care for their newborns.
Good-humoured and monumentally kind, midwife Camilla “Chummy” Cholomondely-Browne (Miranda Hart) is the daughter of a prominent family. She grew up lonely in boarding schools and is crippled by a lack of self-confidence.
Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) is the most experienced of the group. She’s quite devoted to her faith, very practical and often helps mediate disagreements of her co-workers.
Energetic, Sister Evangelina (Pam Ferris) comes from a similar tough background as her patients. Sister Monica Joan (Judy Parfitt) was one of the first women in Britain to become a midwife and also became a nun, actions which have been difficult for her relatives to reconcile.
This episode has not aired yet.
First aired: TBD
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