Rehearsing for the local nativity play its director Chummy seeks the help of intelligent school leaver Lynette Duncan, unaware that the girl is heavily pregnant, ultimately giving birth but leaving the baby at the convent door. A number of violent assaults take place on women in Poplar, and Sister Mary Cynthia becomes the latest victim. Barbara is caught between an expectant mother and her husband, who is accused of being workshy. Fred proposes to shopkeeper Violet, while Patsy must conceal her relationship with nurse Delia. After delivering a baby in an emergency, Chummy is asked to return to Nonnatus House as a part-time midwife. The weekly clinics are also at a new location and it proves hard to raise awareness until Chummy manages to arrange for to make an official visit. Sister Bernadette's health crisis has passed and she will soon be free to leave the sanatorium, but she must now decide whether to return to Nonnatus House or leave the order.
In the aftermath of the incident Sister Evangelina asks to temporarily leave Nonnatus House to spend time with an. The Sisters and midwives carry out many nursing duties across the community. Phyllis investigates when she realises that an impoverished Irish immigrant woman has lied about where she lives. Trixie helps a deaf patient who is concerned that her child may inherit her condition. Sister Julienne is seconded to a hospital and witnesses another baby born with very severe birth defects. A young man who was compelled to marry his girlfriend when she became pregnant and is distant from her comes into his own as a husband and father when his wife is stricken with a potentially fatal condition. It is also broadcast in the on the network, with the first series starting on 30 September 2012.
When Dr Turner refuses to refer her for a legal termination, she pays for an illegal abortion. The other midwives convince her to change her mind, and the episode concludes with the couple's wedding. In particular, commentators have noted the attention given to female social issues in the drama's post-war, pre-pill setting. Fortunately the locals rally round to ensure that the show goes ahead. Touched by the plight of the children at the Home, the Nonnatus family and two new nuns, Sister Hilda played by Fenella Woolgar and Sister Frances played by Ella Bruccoleri come together to give them a Christmas Nativity that they will remember. Handling the case of a single mother helps Trixie come to terms with the fact that boyfriend Christopher wishes to take their relationship further.
A young teacher, pregnant by a married man, loses her home and her job and is driven by desperation to attempt to abort her own baby,. In 1959, Cynthia is invited to join the order as a postulant and Chummy is offered the position of matron. Such events include: the continuing effects of the , and the in the first series and beyond; the introduction of as a form of pain relief and in the second series; the and the threat of including emergency response guidelines issued by local in the fourth series; and the as well as the in the fifth series. Kenley, blasé about the entire ordeal, pokes and prods at her with a room full of medical students — all men — in observance. After complaining of a cold, Barbara is rushed to hospital with suspected. The idea of adapting Worth's books for television was initially dismissed by the , but revived after took over the post of of.
While things almost took a turn for the worst, we can leave this episode feeling warm and fuzzy inside as our hearts are spared for another week. The show has also been praised for tackling a variety of topical subjects and contemporary social, cultural and economic issues, including , and , , , , , , , , and , , , , , , and maternal, paternal, and romantic. Meanwhile, Dr Turner and Shelagh begin to search for a cause for the birth defects. It is later revealed that her reluctance to give birth is because she knows that the child will be dark-skinned, the result of a brief affair. Jessica Raine does not appear at all in this episode. Trixie and Sister Evangelina are called to a foreign cargo ship docked in London and discover that the captain's daughter is about to have a baby after her father has brought her along and allowed various members of the crew to have sex with her as a way of relieving the tensions of the long periods spent at sea.
Dr Turner arranges for the child to be taken into care, but later realises that the baby actually has , a rare bone disease. When the locum gives bad advice over the phone to Thora, she unwittingly places her daughter's life in danger. Phyllis crosses swords with formidable policeman Sergeant Woolf while handling the case of an elderly woman who is dying of cancer but refuses to leave her house even as the street around her is demolished. At first she seems to be making a recovery, but she subsequently begins to deteriorate and dies, leaving everyone devastated. Well, they attempt to, anyway.
Patsy recognises a patient's mystery ailment as the legacy of a tropical disease contracted in a prisoner-of-war camp in the Far East, and reveals that she grew up in and was herself in an internment camp during the Second World War. The series achieved a consolidated series average of 10. Violet is elected to the local council. It is set in the late 1950s and early 1960s and for the first three series centred primarily on Jenny Lee , who, in the first episode, begins a new job as a midwife at a nursing convent in the deprived district of London. Sister Monica Joan finds a new sense of purpose when she is unexpectedly forced to assist Shelagh with a birth.
Valerie helps a mother of six whose latest child is born with a. Traumatised at first, she eventually finds the strength to lead the police to the attacker. Series 62 Episode 1 Syd Macartney Heidi Thomas 13 January 2019 2019-01-13 9. After hearing her evidence, Elsie changes her plea and is sentenced to six years in prison. Phyllis learns of the young woman's past as a prostitute and, after tracking her down, tries to convince her that she does indeed deserve her new life.
Cynthia wrestles with a calling to become a nun, but an encounter with a former mental hospital inmate helps her to make up her mind and she leaves midwifery behind to become a. Archived from on 17 February 2013. When the hospital's only doctor is herself hospitalised with a life-threatening illness, it falls to Trixie to deliver a baby by. Shelagh gives birth to a baby boy. Valerie is horrified to discover that her beloved grandmother Elsie is an illegal abortionist. Meanwhile, Sgt Woolf asks Phyllis to spend more time with him. Series 8 Episode 1 Philippa Lowthorpe Heidi Thomas 20 January 2013 2013-01-20 10.
With that, Lucille puts on a brave face and asks Cyril for a redo. Struggling with his additional needs as well as a demanding family brings her to the verge of thinking that her new baby would be better off being adopted. This is a major hurdle in addition to an already challenging battle of self acceptance. Soon afterwards, he is involved in an accident at work and, although he initially seems to be recovering, he takes a turn for the worse and dies, leaving Jenny devastated. Barbara agonises over whether to tell Trixie that Tom has invited her to dinner. An attempt to contact her family leads to an unwelcome encounter with her brother, an alcoholic derelict. She is eventually diagnosed with and sent to a mental institution for treatment.