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CALL THE MIDWIFE: Season Two: Episode Three

Airs Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 8 p.m. & repeats Sunday, April 21 at 7 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Jessica Raine as Jenny Lee and George Rainsford as Jimmy in CALL THE MIDWIFE.

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.

Courtesy of Laurence Cendrowicz/© Neal Street Productions

(Center) Anthony Calf as Aubrey Tracey.

Courtesy of Laurence Cendrowicz/© Neal Street Productions

Dorothy Atkinson as Jane.

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 Three airs Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 8 p.m. & repeats Sunday, April 21 at 7 p.m. just prior to Episode Four - Jenny is seconded to a short-staffed London Hospital to work on the male surgical ward. Hesitant about her temporary assignment, she becomes increasingly uneasy when she finds herself working under an intimidating surgeon.

Back in Poplar, Jane, a new addition to the household, lends a hand in Jenny’s absence. In one of their most unusual cases, the nuns and midwives meet a forthright pair of identical twins, one of whom is pregnant.

As the two come to terms with the impact a baby will have on each of them, Jenny unexpectedly helps to save the life of an old friend.

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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.