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Season 7 / Episode 1 and airs on 21 January 2018 20:00
Drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth.
The team reunite but all is not well when a change of management shakes up Nonnatus House.
Sister Ursula continues to reign with an iron fist and the midwives at Nonnatus House struggle to toe the line, especially when she insists they must not be emotionally involved with their patients. This unpopular new edict is immediately put to the test when new father George Marsh is badly burnt in an explosion at the docks and is unable to support his new family, and when expectant mother Penny Reed and her anxious husband Derek are brought to the attention of Nonnatus House.Penny and Derek both have achondroplasia (colloquially known as dwarfism) and problems with the pregnancy are anticipated, including their baby being stillborn or only living for a short time. As the midwives prepare the Reeds for an infant that may not live, their unconditional devotion to one another and to their unborn child makes a deep impact, especially on Patsy, who is facing one of her toughest decisions yet.Elsewhere, barmaid Valerie Dyer's quick thinking catches Shelagh's attention when they are first on hand to deal with the casualties at the dock fire. Shelagh is appalled by the general lack of basic health and safety in the docks and strives to make a difference to the men that work there. Dr Turner and Shelagh also share the happy news of Shelagh's pregnancy with their children.
New legislation and Sister Ursula cause serious problems for Shelagh and Dr Turner. Meanwhile, a first-time mother from the Chinese community faces an unexpected crisis.
Single, expectant mother Marnie Wallace buckles under the strains of pregnancy and enters into a painful arrangement with her cousin.
As Tom provides pastoral care, he reveals why Marnie's case has touched him more than most.
Concerns for Shelagh's pregnancy threaten to push Dr Turner and Timothy apart, and Poplar celebrates the opening of a new community park with a chariot race.
A vulnerable young man, Reggie Jackson, captures the hearts of Nonnatus house - and Trixie makes a foray into dentistry with gratifying results.
Sister Mary Cynthia's whereabouts are discovered causing great distress and Nonnatus house welcomes new recruit, nurse Valerie Dyer.
It's October 1962 and the world is on tenterhooks, as tensions between the Soviet Union and America are about to boil over. As Poplar responds to the escalating Cuban Missile Crisis, Valerie Dyer is still finding her feet at Nonnatus House and oversees the care of heavily pregnant and first-time mother, Nadifa Farah.
Dr Turner helps the Mullucks cope with the stresses of caring for a disabled child as the terrible legacy of thalidomide becomes apparent and Nurse Crane faces an unexpected crisis.
The midwives, led by Sister Julienne, oversee the opening of a family planning clinic at the local community centre.
Jenny Agutter(Sister Julienne)
Jack Ashton(Tom Hereward)
Cliff Parisi(Fred Buckle)
Pam Ferris(Sister Evangelina)
Miranda Hart(Chummy Browne)
Judy Parfitt(Sister Monica Joan)
Laura Main(Sister Bernadette)
Bryony Hannah(Cynthia Miller)
Helen George(Beatrix "Trixie" Franklin)
Vanessa Redgrave(Mature Jenny)
Linda Bassett(Phyllis Crane)
Charlotte Ritchie(Barbara Gilbert)
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