Season 3

Premiere Date: March 30, 2014

The third season takes viewers to 1959, the eve of the swinging Sixties. The winds of change are sweeping through the country and the residents of Nonnatus House face some momentous changes of their own. This season sees Chummy, PC Noakes and baby Freddy back in the East End, Sister Bernadette, now known as Shelagh since leaving the convent, preparing for her wedding to Dr. Turner and Jenny facing huge challenges both personally and professionally.

At Christmas, when an unexploded World War II bomb is found under a warehouse close to Nonnatus House, the nuns and dozens of local families find themselves homeless. Dr. Turner is in a race against time to immunise children against polio, but when the illness strikes closer to home, he finds there’s nothing he can do but hope. When a Royal visitor comes to the East End, Chummy persuades them to open the new Community Center. It's a race against time as Chummy tries to get everything in place for the big day.

Explore the Episodes

Episode 1

Episode 1

The third season takes viewers to 1959, the eve of the Swinging Sixties.

Episode 2

Episode 2

Learn why Jenny’s promotion causes problems and how Cynthia helps a patient.

Episode 3

Episode 3

See how Sister Julienne and Trixie help a pregnant prison inmate.

Episode 4

Episode 4

Watch Jenny and Sister Winifred help an agoraphobic woman and see developments with Alec.

Episode 5

Episode 5

Meet a young woman with Down Syndrome who’s six months pregnant and welcome a new nurse.

Episode 6

Episode 6

Trixie is disappointed by Tom, Shelagh weighs adoption and Patsy struggles on the job.

Episode 7

Episode 7

Trace the bases of Jenny’s disaffection, Chummy’s distress and the Turners’ secret.

Episode 8

Episode 8

Chummy prepares to care for her mother and Shelagh enters the choir into competition.

Holiday Special 2013

Holiday Special 2013

Follow the midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House in this special program.

Season 3 Blogs

Season 3 blogs

Hope Is a Thing of Extraordinary Power

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Our Work Was Birth — The Primal Act of a Woman's Life

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Childbirth Without Fear ... and With Compassion

Posted by Deborah Mcbain on

Knowledge Is a Seed That Can Take Centuries to Bloom

Posted by Katie Moriarty on

Midwifery Matters

Posted by Deborah McBain on

Countdown Is on to Season 3 Premiere!

Posted by Katie Moriarty on

Hi, I'm Debbie. I Am Your New Midwife.

Posted by Deborah McBain on
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