The hit series Call the Midwife is coming back for a second season on WGCU HDTV. Set in East London in the mid-1950s, Call the Midwife depicts the struggles of the young midwives and the seasoned nursing nuns of Nonnatus House. In its debut season, Call the Midwife attracted over 3 million viewers in the U.S., 50 percent above PBS’ primetime average for the 2011-12 season. In the United Kingdom, the first season was the highest-rated BBC new drama on record.
At the heart of Call the Midwife is the work of the women who provide healthcare to the gritty post-war neighbourhood of Poplar. The program takes the viewer into their world and, in many ways, into their hearts as they provide pre-natal care, deliver babies and help moms care for their newborns. Season Two premieres Sunday, March 31 at 9 pm with eight new episodes and follows midwives: Jenny Lee, Chummy, Trixie and Cynthia; along with the nuns of Nonnatus House: Sister Julienne, Sister Evangelina, Sister Monica Joan, and Sister Bernadette. Based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth and written by Heidi Thomas, Season Two features Vanessa Redgrave as the voice of the mature Jennifer.
The second season opens with a Poplar woman in a dangerous relationship with the father of her unborn child and Trixie facing a difficult birth on board a Swedish trawler. Chummy makes a big decision that may mean major changes at Nonnatus House and Jenny Lee’s run-in with her old friend Jimmy brings out some feelings from her past she’d rather forget. Cynthia has her confidence shaken and doubts her ability as a midwife, while Jenny’s skills are tested in a setting that’s a far cry from the clinic and homes of Poplar. Sister Bernadette and Doctor Turner oversee an emotionally and technically challenging situation involving two sisters whose outdated views on childbirth put mother and child at risk.
Watch on HDTV: Call the Midwife Season 2, Sundays @ 8 pm
Saturday, May 18th
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