Jenny attempts to revive his spirits by helping him attend an upcoming reunion of his old regiment. Shelagh and Dr Turner resolve to look into adopting a child. An expectant mother prepares for single motherhood after leaving her philandering husband, but she is distraught to learn that her widowed father has been in a long-term relationship with a man — who is now suffering from dementia and must move in. Sister Hilda helps a terminally ill young woman fulfil a dream by attending a dance. Conchita suffers a in a fall, which also triggers premature labour, making Jenny's first delivery a traumatic and difficult one which she must handle alone.
Everyone is excited for the impending arrival of the Queen's baby. Initially she pleads not guilty and is defiant about her actions, but the nuns persuade Cathy, the aspiring model who had an abortion earlier in the year, to testify. Valerie and Magda both sign up and quickly become close friends - leading to the sharing of a terrible secret. You know a feud is brewing there. When Valerie digs deeper, she finds that the mother's attitude is coloured by her own sister's promiscuous behaviour in her teenage years. He brought Conchita home with him after hostilities ceased — a living, breathing and very beautiful souvenir.
She has fostered over 30, and has a few of her own, too, including one that will arrive very soon. It is set in the late 1950s and early 1960s and for the first three series centred primarily on Jenny Lee , who, in the first episode, begins a new job as a midwife at a nursing convent in the deprived district of London. Barbara endeavours to help a Bengali woman whose pregnancy is complicated by the fact that she cannot speak English and has. When an unwed, diabetic teenage girl finds she is pregnant, she is advised to have a termination due to the potential complications that her diabetes may cause. They then find a much friendlier facility that offers gardening therapy and place Reggie there instead. Fred uncovers a dead man with a paraffin bucket similar to that of Dr.
Trixie helps a young couple of Irish runaways from who are unmarried and expecting their first child. She is eventually diagnosed with and sent to a mental institution for treatment. The Turners are saddened by May's departure, but after the adoption process collapses, she is returned to them. Meanwhile, Sgt Woolf asks Phyllis to spend more time with him. The advent of the release of the contraceptive pill causes a dilemma for Sister Julienne, who worries about the moral implications. When the child is born, her husband adores the baby nevertheless. This show makes me choke up with every new episode.
And did anyone else notice that Nonnatus House is down to three nuns, one of which is retired? It looks like their ordeal has brought them together as a couple. When the shop is damaged by a fire, Barbara and Fred lead efforts to get the family back on their feet. Sister Ursula's latest edict at Nonnatus House is that the midwives must spend no longer than 20 minutes at each appointment. Following a hunch, Jenny discovers the child was snatched by Mary, the Irish girl whom she had befriended previously and who was left traumatised by having her own child taken from her. Magda is shocked to discover that she is pregnant; after reading the Turners' medical books, she steals from Nonnatus House in an attempt to induce an abortion, but puts her own life in danger.
The incident has a particular impact on Tom, who reveals that he himself was adopted. When Violet is incapacitated, Fred takes over running her shop, with disastrous results. In return for his revelation, she reveals to him her own struggles with alcoholism. The police become involved, and other pregnant women refuse to allow the shy young midwife to attend them, bringing Cynthia to the verge of a breakdown. During the inspection, Shelagh is rushed to the hospital due to complications with her own pregnancy.
She tracks down the office records for Anthea. After hearing her evidence, Elsie changes her plea and is sentenced to six years in prison. Cathy's sister wants the police to take action against the practitioner, but there proves to be little that they can do. Sister Julienne becomes involved with Stella Crangle, a heavily pregnant inmate who wishes to better herself and is afraid that after she has given birth the prison authorities will remove her child from her. Tillerson and he died of hypothermia.
When the Call the Midwife 2017 Christmas Special comes on the air a little bit later in the year, be prepared for it to be different. Shelagh resolves to foster May, a Chinese orphan whose adoption is on hold. Valerie seeks to reassure an unmarried expectant mother that her partner, who is not the father, will be able to love the baby as his own. Call The Midwife is a drama series adapted for television by Heidi Thomas from Jennifer Worth's best selling memoir, book of the same name. Sister Monica Joan is diagnosed with cataracts and risks losing her sight, but refuses to have an operation until Fred persuades her otherwise.
The staff are planning a jubilee party to mark the anniversary of Sister Evangelina having taken her final vows, but she is opposed to the celebration. Nonnatus House feels full once again. When Sister Bernadette undergoes a chest X-ray to encourage a reluctant girl, she is devastated to discover that she has the illness. Battling against snow, ice, power cuts and frozen pipes, the midwives brave the elements to provide the best possible care for their patients. The drama is so compelling and realistic, and the acting is spot on. Trixie has to use all her skill to save the situation, and Thora is left coming to terms with the consequences of concealing secrets.
Trixie and Sister Evangelina are called to a foreign cargo ship docked in London and discover that the captain's daughter is about to have a baby after her father has brought her along and allowed various members of the crew to have sex with her as a way of relieving the tensions of the long periods spent at sea. Shelagh is caught up in the aftermath of an explosion at a warehouse, along with former army nurse Valerie Dyer , and subsequently campaigns for better facilities for the workmen, with the help of a young father who was injured in the blast and fears he has been blinded before he even got to see his child. While visiting the austere Linchmere Hospital, Fred and Sister Monica Joan are shocked to find Sister Mary Cynthia a patient there. Nurse Crane and Reggie, in order to occupy the Cub Scouts during the snow, have built an igloo with them. More First Aired: December 25, 2017 - 78 Minutes Runtime Vanessa Redgrave, Jenny Agutter, Victoria Yeates, Judy Parfitt 8. Jenny is assigned a new patient, Molly Brignall, who has an abusive husband, and Jenny must handle the case very carefully.