PBS Premieres Season Five of "Call the Midwife"

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29 March 2016
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Call the Midwife
From left: Delia (Kate Lamb), Patsy (Emerald Fennell), Barbara (Charlotte Ritchie), Trixie (Helen George),
and Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter). Photo: Courtesy of Red Productions Ltd
“Call the Midwife”
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.

 
New Season Episode 1:
         Witness a couple’s disagreement over the future of their child, born without arms and legs. Patsy, elated to find Delia fully recovered from her accident, is dismayed to learn that Delia’s mother wants her to move back home to Wales. Meanwhile, Trixie begins teaching her brand new keep-fit classes, but a medical emergency for one of her group makes her question the relationship between women and their bodies.
 
Episode 2:
          Learn why an expectant mother and a new mother are under stress.
Airdate: 4/10/2016 at 8:00 - 9:00 PM

          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.

 
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