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CALL THE MIDWIFE: Season Two: Episode One (New Season Premiere)

Airs Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 8 p.m. & repeats Sunday, April 7 at 7 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Helen George as Trixie Franklin, Bryony Hannah as Cynthia Miller, Jessica Raine as Jenny Lee in CALL THE MIDWIFE.

Courtesy of Laurence Cendrowicz/© Neal Street Productions

Supporting actress and Helen George as Trixie Franklin.

Courtesy of Laurence Cendrowicz/© Neal Street Productions

Zandra Andersson as Kirsten Bjorgsen and supporting actors.

Courtesy of Laurence Cendrowicz/© Neal Street Productions

Children with Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne.

CALL THE MIDWIFE, written by Heidi Thomas and based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, returns for a second series. Extended to eight episodes airing Sundays, March 31 - May 19, 2013, BBC One’s most successful new drama since ratings began sees the return of all its well-loved characters as well as some new faces.

Nonnatus House opens its doors to warmly welcome the audience back into 1950s East End London and continues to follow Poplar’s community of exceptional midwives and nursing nuns.

The new series stays true to its roots — viewers can expect to see more births, babies and bicycling, plus blossoming romance from an unexpected quarter.

Episode One airs Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 8 p.m. & will repeat on Sunday, April 7th at 7 p.m. just prior to Episode Two - It’s 1958. Returning from a long day of duties, Nurse Jenny Lee finds the Nonnatus House community gathered to wish her a happy birthday, before she, Chummy, Trixie and Cynthia head off to the cinema — a joyous celebration.

However, the midwife’s good cheer is short-lived when the next day she’s assigned a new patient, Molly Brignall. Molly’s due date is imminent and Jenny worries about the harm that could come to Molly and her children.

Meanwhile, Trixie and Sister Evangelina find themselves aboard a Swedish cargo ship looking after the captain’s daughter, who is about to have her first baby.

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CALL THE MIDWIFE: Season Two Preview

Above: An all-new season of CALL THE MIDWIFE takes viewers on a journey with the midwives of the East End of London and their tales of extraordinary births. Premieres Sunday, March 31, 2013 on PBS.

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CALL THE MIDWIFE: Jessica Raine on Playing Jenny Lee

Above: Jessica Raine shares her thoughts on playing Nurse Jenny Lee in CALL THE MIDWIFE.

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The Cast of CALL THE MIDWIFE on Working Together

Above: The cast of CALL THE MIDWIFE share their thoughts on their characters and each other. See why Helen George calls the cast the Spice Girls of midwifery.

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CALL THE MIDWIFE Highlights

Above: Watch highlights from the upcoming series, CALL THE MIDWIFE, a moving, intimate, funny and colorful story of midwifery and families in London’s East End in the 1950s.

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CALL THE MIDWIFE: Behind the Scenes - Sets and Props

Above: Learn about the attention to detail that goes behind the sets, props, and costumes to make CALL THE MIDWIFE true to the era of 1950s East End London.

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CALL THE MIDWIFE: Working with Babies

Above: The cast and crew of CALL THE MIDWIFE share their experiences working with babies.

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CALL THE MIDWIFE: Behind the Scenes - Riding Bikes

Above: The CALL THE MIDWIFE actresses share their shaky experiences riding bikes on the set's cobblestone streets.