Season 3

Premiere date: March 30, 2014
Chummy, PC Noakes and baby Freddy return to Poplar. Sister Bernadette, now known as Shelagh since leaving the convent, prepares for her wedding to Dr. Turner and Jenny faces huge challenges both personally and professionally.

Featured Video from Season 3

Emotional Impact of the Show
The actors share the emotional impact of Call the Midwife and the reactions they've received from fans about the show.
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Emotional Impact of the Show
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Emotional Impact of the Show
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The actors share the emotional impact of Call the Midwife and the reactions they've received from fans about the show.
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Sister Evangelina
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Sister Evangelina
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Pam Ferris shares more about Sister Evangelina's past (including her experiences during WWI and WWII) and how it's affecte
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Favorite Item
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Favorite Item
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The cast members share their favorite item.
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The Impact of the Memoir
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The Impact of the Memoir
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Learn more about Jennifer Worth's memoir, the inspiration for the Call the Midwife series. The cast members and producers
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The Difficult Scenes to Film
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The Difficult Scenes to Film
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PBS finds out what the most difficult scenes to shoot are from the cast of Call the Midwife, including the delivery scenes
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The Midwives in NYC
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The Midwives in NYC
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PBS brought the cast of Call the Midwife to New York City this spring for a Q+A and to meet fans. See what the fans and th
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Attention to Detail on Set
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Attention to Detail on Set
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The cast members of Call the Midwife discuss the new set for Nonnatus House, Chummy's new place, and other set changes for
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Character Similarities
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Character Similarities
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PBS finds out how similar the cast members of Call the Midwife are to their characters.
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Miranda Hart Shares What's Coming in Season 3
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Miranda Hart Shares What's Coming in Season 3
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PBS talks with Miranda Hart about Chummy and Season 3 of Call the Midwife, which airs Spring 2014 on PBS. Season 3 kicks o
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Blogs from Season 3

Season 3 Finale: The Circle of Life
by Katie Moriarty | May 27, 2014
The arrival of new life eclipses everything. When all goes well the room is filled with happiness and all the pain that went before is forgotten. Where there was mystery there is knowledge — where ...
Endings and Beginnings
Endings and Beginnings
by Deborah McBain | May 19, 2014
Jenny Lee ends her career as a midwife. Chummy’s Mater, Lady Brown finds herself at the end of her life. The Turners successfully end their search for a baby. So Season 3 ends. Jeez. Sigh. Hiccup. ...
True Midwifery Is…?
by Deborah McBain | May 12, 2014
What does it mean to be a midwife? What is true midwifery? In Episode 7 Jenny Lee returns and must maneuver the rigid routines of the London hospital maternity ward.
Don’t Let Misfortune Find a Home
Don’t Let Misfortune Find a Home
May 06, 2014
“The dawns were paler and the mornings cool; yet we had few thoughts of autumn or harvest — for we saw the fruits of women’s labor every day. The wheel of our year turned slowly … work was its cons...
Breathe, Baby, Breathe
by Deborah McBain | May 05, 2014
I really try to watch Call the Midwife as any other person and just let the drama unfold. But inevitably the midwife inside creeps out, and I find myself talking to the characters like an armchair ...
Perfection Is Not a Polished Thing
Perfection Is Not a Polished Thing
by Katie Moriarty | April 29, 2014
“Perfection is not a polished thing. It is often simply something that is sincerely meant. Perfection is a job complete, praise given, a prayer heard, it can be kindness shown, thanks offered up. P...
Celebrate!
by Deborah McBain | April 28, 2014
Two elements in Episode 5 had me nodding my head and chuckling in recognition. The first is how so darned stressful it is when someone needs to take time off. The work doesn’t stop, babies don’t st...
You Are a Warrior
You Are a Warrior
by Katie Moriarty | April 24, 2014
“To the young it seems no door is closed and as if all hearts are open. Everything is possible. Love comes so easily. I loved my work and the freedom that it brought me. I loved the teeming streets...
The Reluctant Midwife
The Reluctant Midwife
by Deborah McBain | April 21, 2014
Although a relatively small part of this week’s episode, what spoke to me and my experience was Sister Winifred’s struggle with her role as midwife. Is there a midwife out there who hasn’t, at some...
Hope Is a Thing of Extraordinary Power
Hope Is a Thing of Extraordinary Power
by Katie Moriarty | April 16, 2014
“Working as midwives in London’s East End we were no strangers to the first light or the half dark. When babies arrived we went to deliver them … it didn’t matter what the hour …”
Bread, Butter and Birthday Cakes
by Deborah McBain | April 16, 2014
One of the most satisfying aspects of being a midwife is being in the position to make a positive difference in someone’s life. Every midwife I know has a stack of thank you letters and baby photos...
Our Work Was Birth — The Primal Act of a Woman's Life
Our Work Was Birth — The Primal Act of a Woman's Life
by Katie Moriarty | April 08, 2014
“Our work was birth — the primal act of a woman’s life. A time fueled by instinct and by fear. Trusting our instinct can be what we fear most. Our actions are ours alone, and we must suffer their c...