CALL THE MIDWIFE: Season 10
Sundays, Oct. 3 - Nov. 14, 2021 at 8 p.m. + encores at 7 p.m. on KPBS TV and KPBS 2 / On Demand
CALL THE MIDWIFE returns for Season 10! The seven-part series follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House in London’s East End. Following the season finale, and in honor of the 10th season, a celebratory compilation episode, “Special Delivery,” will air on November 21 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV.
Season 10 opens in the year 1966 at a trying time for the midwives. But there is excitement too as the women’s rights movement intensifies. With Trixie’s (Helen George) help, Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) is determined to steer Nonnatus House out of its financial quandary. Dr. Turner (Stephen McGann) deals with an array of difficult cases, including a former soldier involved in nuclear test explosions.
Meanwhile, Sister Monica Joan (Judy Parfitt) experiences a crisis of faith, and Sister Frances (Ella Bruccoleri) realizes she needs to be a little less spiritual to really connect with the local women. Nonnatus House also welcomes four new pupil midwives, including Nancy Corrigan (Megan Cusack), who makes quite an impression. There are some interesting challenges ahead, as well as great celebrations when England wins the World Cup.
To celebrate the series’ 10th anniversary, Weldon Owen will release "A Labour of Love: Ten Years of Call The Midwife" on Nov. 2, 2021. Written by Stephen McGann, who plays Dr. Patrick Turner on the series, the book explores the moving and personal story of CALL THE MIDWIFE as told by the cast and crew.
Episode 1: Sundays, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. on KPBS TV - Sister Julienne and Dr. Turner clash over whether to provide a private care service. A distressing birth raises fears of another Thalidomide case.
Episode 2: Sundays, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. on KPBS TV - Sister Frances finds herself in a tricky situation when a pregnant woman confides in her. Trixie is troubled by her sudden admittance to the Lady Emily. Cyril helps an evicted family find shelter. Sister Julienne's new venture hits a stumbling block.
Episode 3; Sundays, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. on KPBS TV - A complicated pregnancy leads the Nonnatus team on a path of discovery. Sister Hilda and Dr. Turner get involved with a young woman whose health presents a series of challenges.
Episode 4: Sundays, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. on KPBS TV - It's July 1966, and Britain is in the grip of World Cup fever. Nonnatus House awaits the arrival of four new pupil midwives. One of them, Nancy Corrigan, makes quite an impact. Cyril and Lucille's relationship continues to blossom.
Episode 5: Sunday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV - With Sister Hilda away on a refresher course, Sister Julienne steps in to carry out home visits. The new Pupil Midwives settle in. An overly protective mother struggles to cope with her daughter's teenage pregnancy and frustrates Pupil Midwife Nancy.
Episode 6: Sunday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV + Encore Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 - Trixie speaks out on behalf of a patient, with mixed reactions. Dr. Turner and Sister Frances help a mother-to-be who refuses medical care. Nancy reveals a secret that could threaten her relationship with Nonnatus House.
Episode 7: Sunday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV + Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 - Nonnatus House struggles to come to terms with Nancy's revelation. Poplar's housing crisis worsens, leaving the Nonnatus team vowing to fight for change. The birth of a very special baby leads many people to count their blessings.
"Special Delivery": Sunday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. o KPBS TV + Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 - Take a celebratory look back at 10 years of CALL THE MIDWIFE in this compilation full of births, deaths, love stories, faith and family. Go behind the scenes at Nonnatus House for interviews with the cast and crew in this thank you to the fans.
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Created and written by Heidi Thomas. Executive Producers are Pippa Harris, Heidi Thomas and Ann Tricklebank. The series is a Neal Street Production for BBC/PBS and is distributed internationally by BBC Studios in addition to the previous nine hit seasons.