Call the Midwife Holiday Special
As the nurses, nuns and community members come together this holiday season, nothing rings more true in Poplar than the virtues of charity and hope. In the special, the holidays are swiftly approaching and the nuns and midwives of Nonnatus House are busier than ever. When a young girl gives birth in secret and leaves the baby on the steps of Nonnatus House, the nurses pull together with the community to care for the newborn and find his mother. Meanwhile, Nurse Jenny Lee looks after Mrs. Jenkins, an elderly vagrant who has lost everything. And newly married Chummy spreads holiday cheer, bringing the children of Poplar together for a nativity play to remember.
Watch Sunday, December 30 at 7:30 p.m. on WCVE PBS / WHTJ PBS
Based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth, Call the Midwife is a moving and intimate story of midwifery in London’s East End in the 1950s. The first season followed a young Jenny Lee as she and her fellow midwives, attached to an order of nursing nuns, navigated life on the crowded streets of East End London.
Call the Midwife stars 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.