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Call the Midwife

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Aired: 2016-04-04 00:00:00 0:30 Rating: TV-14

It’s 1961 and Poplar is beginning to feel the winds of social change. Season 5 airs 4/3.

About Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London’s East End. Inspired by the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, Call the Midwife follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care.

About Season 5

The year is 1961, and Poplar is beginning to feel the winds of social change alongside improvements in housing, sanitation and healthcare.  But for the midwives and nuns of Nonnatus House, it’s business as usual, as they continue to care for the sick and bring new life into the world. The personal and professional lives of the nurses remain entwined, as events in their work impact on their personal choices.

Across the series, the midwives encounter complex and challenging cases from an outbreak of typhoid, to the increase in lung cancer, a teenage pregnancy and a mother who vanishes. But all are rocked when two babies with severe deformities are born, several months apart. As they struggle to understand why, they must find ways to deal with the resulting medical and emotional fallout.


Call the Midwife was created and written by Heidi Thomas from the memoirs of Jennifer Worth. Executive Producers: Pippa Harris and Heidi Thomas. A Neal Street production for BBC.

Previous Seasons

  • Season 5 aired April 3 - May 22, 2016 
  • Season 4 aired March 29 - May 17, 2015 
  • Season 3 aired March 30 - May 18, 2014
  • Season 2 aired March 31 - May 19, 2013
  • Season 1 aired September 30 - November 4, 2012

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