and Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter). Photo: Courtesy of Red Productions Ltd
Season Premiere Sunday, April 3 at 8 PM ET/PT on PBS (Check local listings)
It’s 1961 and Poplar is beginning to feel the winds of social change, along with improvements in housing, sanitation and healthcare. Among the complex and challenging cases the nurses and midwives face are two babies born with severe deformities.
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. Season five continues to follow these nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care.