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CALL THE MIDWIFE: Season Two: Episode Two

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

Credit: Courtesy of Laurence Cendrowicz/© Neal Street Productions

Above: Jessica Raine as Jenny Lee and Helen George as Trixie Franklin 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

L-R: Bryony Hannah as Cynthia Miller, Jessica Raine as Jenny Lee, Laura Main as Sister Bernadette, Judy Parfitt as Sister Monica Joan, Stephen McGann as Dr Turner, Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne, Cliff Parisi as Fred, with cub scouts in the foreground.

Courtesy of Laurence Cendrowicz/© Neal Street Productions

Bryony Hannah as Cynthia Miller.

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 Two airs Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8 p.m. & will repeat on Sunday, April 14th at 7 p.m. just prior to Episode Three - The Nonnatus community is rocked when the Kelly family’s newborn son dies in unexplained circumstances.

Cynthia, who had attended the birth, comes under intense scrutiny from the police and the pregnant women of Poplar.

Despite reassurances from her friends and colleagues, Cynthia questions her own abilities and the strain takes its toll on her work and health.

Now fully ensconced in married life with PC Noakes, Chummy decides to pursue her dream, bringing about a different sort of pressure. Meanwhile, a chance encounter returns Jimmy to Jenny’s life.

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CALL THE MIDWIFE: Season Two Preview

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.

CALL THE MIDWIFE: Jessica Raine on Playing Jenny Lee

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

The Cast of CALL THE MIDWIFE on Working Together

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.


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.

CALL THE MIDWIFE: Behind the Scenes - Sets and Props

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.

CALL THE MIDWIFE: Working with Babies

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

CALL THE MIDWIFE: Behind the Scenes - Riding Bikes

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

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