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Thursday, May 30, 2013


Premiering on BBC Entertainment (channel 120 on DStv) will be the Christmas Special and Series 2 (eight episodes) of Call the Midwife which will be aired from June 2 at 21h00.

Based on the best selling memoirs by Jennifer Worth, Call the Midwife follows Jenny Lee, a young nurse working as part of a team of midwives from Nonnatus House who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care.

The life that greets Jenny is a world away from what she’s used to – either at home or in the hospitals where she was trained. The streets teem with children – families of between six and ten children are commonplace – and with just one eight-bed maternity ward to serve the whole district, most deliveries take place at home.

In the Christmas Special, the midwives of Nonnatus House are busier than ever. When an abandoned baby is discovered on the steps of the convent, the whole community rallies round to provide food and clothing and to try and trace his mother. Meanwhile, Nurse Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine) gets caught up in the heartbreaking mystery that surrounds an elderly, semi-vagrant local woman, Mrs Jenkins (Sheila Reid). For newly-married Chummy (Miranda Hart), other challenges await, as she pulls out all the stops to mount a truly memorable children's nativity play.

Series two continues to follow Jenny and the other midwives as they deal with the all the problems Poplar has to throw at them and is a fascinating portrayal of birth, life, death and a community on the brink of huge social change. Call the Midwife offers a gripping insight into a world that is so drastically different from how we live now.