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Call the Midwife

Series 5

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

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As the modern world begins to encroach on traditional Poplar life, everyone is starting to notice the changes. On secondment at a busy local hospital, Sister Julienne is impressed by the medical advances that are saving the lives of mothers and babies. But a traumatic birth raises moral questions for her which she struggles to answer.

As the medical world is changing, so is society at large, with opportunities in education increasingly open to all. Despite his working class background, Ian is overjoyed to be accepted into university and embraces his chance to escape Poplar, much to the disappointment of his more traditional mother Sadie. But his plans appear to be in ruins when girlfriend Linda falls pregnant. Trixie and Tom help the family, which begins to break apart under the pressure of this unplanned pregnancy. Show less


Sister Julienne:
Jenny Agutter
Nurse Phyllis Crane:
Linda Bassett
Sister Monica Joan:
Judy Parfitt
Nurse Trixie Franklin:
Helen George
Sister Mary Cynthia:
Bryony Hannah
Shelagh Turner:
Laura Main
Nurse Patsy Mount:
Emerald Fennell
Nurse Barbara Gilbert:
Charlotte Ritchie
Sister Winifred:
Victoria Yeates
Tom Hereward:
Jack Ashton
Dr Patrick Turner:
Stephen McGann
Linda Lanyard:
Chloe Harris
Ian Bulmer:
Ted Reilly
Sadie Bulmer:
Hayley Carmichael
Ruby Cottingham:
Becci Gemmell
Ian Burfield
Delia Busby:
Kate Lamb
Sister Knowles:
Teresa Banham
Jamila Shahjee:
Dinita Gohil
Damian Quinn
Timothy Turner:
Max Macmillan
Angela Turner:
Alice Brown
Voice of Mature Jennifer Worth:
Vanessa Redgrave

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