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. Chummy and Peter return to Poplar, revealing the surprise that she is pregnant. Jenny tends to a Jamaican immigrant who struggles to deal with racial abuse from her neighbours even as she goes into labour, while Cynthia deals with a diabetic pub owner who bullies his wife. After reading up on new schools of thought linking cigarettes to cancer, Timothy Turner resorts to shock tactics to stop his parents' smoking habit. When George is taken ill with symptoms that baffle Dr Turner, one of the young trainee doctors diagnoses a condition caused by a reaction to the faeces of the pigeons which George breeds, and he must face giving up his beloved birds. Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2016. In March 2019, the BBC announced it had commissioned two further series and Christmas specials, through to an eleventh series in 2022, moving the plot from the mid into the late 1960s. There is also a making of special feature. With modern advances starting to change things for the better, will medical professionals like Dr. Turner and Shelagh look again at their own lifestyles? Trixie tries to help a patient's husband who has been traumatised by his time fighting in the, It is now 1959, and the nuns and midwives move into a new Nonnatus House, joined by new arrival Sister Winifred (. Suspicion threatens to break apart a closely knit family after a typhoid outbreak. Meanwhile, a young teenage girl who helps her mother with her brothers is also secretly pregnant, and when a baby is left at the convent's front door, the infant's mother must be found. She is released into Valerie's care, which proves difficult for both of them; Valerie sits by her deathbed but misses the moment of her actual death. With the help of Phyllis, an expectant mother moves from an unsanitary homeless shelter to a council flat, but shortly after she gives birth, her older son is diagnosed with, Florrie, a woman in her late 50s, forgets that she is minding her granddaughter and leaves her unattended. You would miss quite a bit if you try to jump into the middle somewhere. Alec seems keen on Jenny, and an evening out to a jazz club sees romance blossom.  The first episode was broadcast on 15 January 2012 and the initial series of six episodes drew positive reviews and large viewing figures, said by the BBC to be the highest audiences achieved by a new drama series on BBC One since the corporation's current method of measuring audiences began in 2001. 4/8 A hospital secondment and a difficult birth raise moral questions for Sister Julienne. A patient whose severe sickness is initially dismissed as mere nerves is diagnosed with the serious condition. A baby delivered by Cynthia dies in mysterious circumstances soon afterwards. During the inspection, Shelagh is rushed to the hospital due to complications with her own pregnancy. Read about our approach to external linking. The Turners go on holiday, necessitating the appointment of a locum doctor. It is now 1964, and two new nuns, Sister Hilda (, Lucille becomes involved in the case of Clarice Millgrove, a proud former, The Turners try to help an overprotective mother whose first child died and who now panics at the slightest sign of ill-health in her second. A number of violent assaults take place on women in Poplar, and Sister Mary Cynthia becomes the latest victim. Ultimately, however, her methods are vindicated when they help a young mother cope with a difficult birth. Rather than return to Wales as her mother wishes, Delia is invited to move into Nonnatus House. Two of the midwives' patients turn out to be pregnant by the same man. Mother Mildred, Sister Julienne, Dr Turner, Shelagh, Phyllis, Trixie, Valerie, Lucille and Fred travel to the, In early 1965, Fred finds a newborn baby abandoned in a dustbin, and a search begins for her mother. Valerie helps a mother of six whose latest child is born with a. When Jenny's boyfriend Alec invites her to spend the weekend with him in Brighton, she is suspicious of his motives. I loved, Downtown, don't get me wrong, and I will miss it dearly, mostly for Granny's zingers, but Call the Midwife is telling a story that the modern world needs to hear. Barbara has difficulty in working out how best to help a young woman whose husband is out of work, Sister Evangelina's strong opinions lead to trouble, and Phyllis attends a Spanish class, with unexpected results. The other midwives convince her to change her mind, and the episode concludes with the couple's wedding. 2/8 Barbara is put to the test when a dockworker's wife is forced into a difficult decision. With Phyllis in hospital due to a back injury, Nonnatus House staff await the arrival of another nun to assist, and are surprised to find that it is the Mother Superior herself, Mother Mildred (, Trixie cares for first-time mother Heather, whose symptoms lead to a diagnosis of. , assassination of U.S. President John F. 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A mother who has been taking the contraceptive pill without her husband's knowledge develops a, With Barbara away and Patsy and Delia having also departed, young Jamaican midwife Lucille Anderson (, Lucille experiences bigotry because of her West Indian background, and when a young woman unexpectedly suffers a stroke shortly after giving birth, her domineering mother blames Lucille. All these episodes are cut down by several minutes severely affecting storylines. A partly-recovered Delia re-enters Patsy's life. Trixie returns from South Africa, but, having stayed at the mother house during her journey home, expresses concerns that Sister Mary Cynthia was not there. My blu-ray set arrived with a damaged case but the discs were in pristine condition. However, when the child arrives she finds she cannot part with it. Fred proposes to shopkeeper Violet, while Patsy must conceal her relationship with nurse Delia. An expectant mother struggling with debt since her husband left her decides that the solution to her problems is to give her baby to her childless cousin. As the couple fight for better respiratory health for their patients, Timothy realizes that his parents are putting themselves at risk by continuing to smoke. Trixie and Tom finally come to terms with the end of their engagement, and she gives her blessing to his relationship with Barbara. Sister Winfred faces a personal dilemma when a local teacher is revealed to be pregnant by a married man. A series of attacks on young women in Poplar has a direct impact on the residents of Nonnatus House, Trixie is suspicious about a patient whose pregnancy has not been reported, while Patrick and Shelagh take a trip. Grace, a middle-aged woman driven to the brink of despair by the demands of her large family, accuses Sister Julienne of being out of touch with ordinary people. Watch Call the Midwife season 10 full episodes. Meanwhile, Patsy tries to help a barge woman unused to life on land, and a storm hits Poplar.