Change is on the horizon in Poplar. Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) must determine whether a private clinic venture that will generate much needed income for Nonnatus House is a suitable workplace for the Sisters, and enlists the help of Trixie (Helen George).

The plan causes great tension between Sister Julienne and Dr Turner (Stephen McGann) who is strongly against private health care. Their first falling out in over 20 years is felt by all, in particular Shelagh (Laura Main) who feels caught in the middle. Trixie, however, is thrilled to be challenged professionally and agrees to spend six weeks at the Lady Emily Clinic.

Lucille (Leonie Elliott) and Sister Frances (Ella Bruccoleri) are startled when a baby boy is born without legs below the knee. Sister Frances alerts Dr Turner, who frets this could be another Thalidomide case. Perturbed by the event, he determines to uncover the cause.

Meanwhile, with the Church’s financial support, Cyril (Zephryn Taite) moves into the flat above the Buckle’s paper shop, while Sister Monica Joan’s (Judy Parfitt) crisis of faith continues to weigh heavily on her mind.


  • Alice Brown as Angela Turner
  • Annabelle Apsion as Violet Buckle
  • April Rae Hoang as May Tang
  • Cliff Parisi as Fred Buckle
  • Edward Shaw as Teddy Turner
  • Ella Bruccoleri as Sister Frances
  • Fenella Woolgar as Sister Hilda
  • Georgie Glen as Miss Millicent Higgins
  • Helen George as Nurse Trixie Franklin
  • Jack Colgrave Hirst as Derek Fleming
  • James Bailey as Phil Winch
  • Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne
  • Jo Herbert as Fiona Aylward
  • Judy Parfitt as Sister Monica Joan
  • Kathryn Wilder as Audrey Fleming
  • Kieran Hill as Bobby Delamore
  • Laura Main as Nurse Shelagh Turner
  • Leonie Elliott as Nurse Lucille Anderson
  • Linda Bassett as Nurse Phyllis Crane
  • Linda Hargreaves as Mrs Wallace
  • Olly Rix as Matthew Aylward
  • Richard Dillane as Mr Scarisbrick
  • Sarah Twomey as Glenys Winch
  • Stephen McGann as Dr Patrick Turner
  • Zephryn Taitte as Cyril Robinson
  • Writer – Heidi Thomas
  • Director – Ann Tricklebank
  • Producer – Ann Tricklebank

Call the Midwife airs at 8pm on BBC One

By Eastieoaks

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