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"Call the Midwife" (PBS TV show) is a drama series, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth, that is a moving and intimate story of midwifery in London's East End in the 1950s.

The first season follows a young Jenny Lee as she and her fellow midwives, attached to an order of nursing nuns, navigate the crowded East End streets teeming with children, workers and a culture remarkably different from the wealthy English countryside where Jenny was raised.

The drama unfolds as Jenny meets her patients, including one woman who is on her 25th pregnancy and a young, 15 year-old prostitute pregnant for the first time. Initially shocked by the health and living conditions of the East End, Jenny soon learns to admire the families she works with, along with the sisters and fellow midwives who witness the daily drama of life in this vibrant community.

Season 3

The third season takes viewers back to East London. It's now 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.

"Call the Midwife" cast includes Jessica Raine as Jenny Lee, along with Jenny Agutter ("The Railway Children," "Spooks") as Sister Julienne, Pam Ferris ("Little Dorrit," "Darling Buds of May") as Sister Evangelina, Miranda Hart ("Miranda") as Chummy, Judy Parfitt ("Little Dorrit," "Girl with a Pearl Earring") as Sister Monica Joan, Helen George ("Hollyoaks," "Doctors") as Trixie Franklin, Bryony Hannah ("Cemetery Junction") as Cynthia Miller, Laura Main ("Monarch of the Glen") as Sister Bernadette and Cliff Parisi ("East Enders") as Fred. Vanessa Redgrave provides the voice of the mature Jennifer.

Written by Heidi Thomas ("Cranford," "Upstairs Downstairs") and directed by Philippa Lowthorpe ("Five Daughters") and Jamie Payne ("The Hour"), "Call the Midwife" completed its first season in the UK on BBC One in February 2012. Attracting 10.7 million viewers for its peak episode, "Call the Midwife" was the highest-rated BBC new drama launch on record. A second season has been commissioned and will air in the UK in 2013.

"Call the Midwife" is a Neal Street production for BBC. Executive producers are Pippa Harris ("Revolutionary Road," "The Hollow Crown") and Heidi Thomas. The series is produced by Hugh Warren ("Survivors").



CALL THE MIDWIFE: FACTS

Network: PBS
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: September 30, 2012
Seasons: 4
Production Company: Neal Street Productions





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