CALL THE MIDWIFE: Season 12
Premieres Sundays, March 19 - May 7, 2023 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV / PBS App
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CALL THE MIDWIFE Season 12 begins in 1968, and the nuns and nurses from Nonnatus House return for more midwifery and family life. The midwives welcome a new nun, Sister Veronica, and tension in Poplar arises following the effects of Enoch Powell’s “Rivers of Blood” speech.
Episode 1: Premieres Sunday, March 19, 2023 8 p.m. on KPBS TV - It is now 1968, and there are changes in the air. Enoch Powell’s infamous speech casts a long shadow over the borough. Nonnatus House welcomes a new nun to the team, Sister Veronica, who impresses everyone except for Nurse Crane.
Episode 2: Premieres Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV - Sister Julienne is deeply concerned by an angry red rash on a patient’s breast and a referral is quickly made to St Cuthbert’s. A surprise pregnancy for one of Dr. Turner's patients leads him to start a campaign to encourage men to use contraception.
Episode 3: Premieres Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV - As she sets about helping a mother whose newborn baby is suffering from a clotting disorder, Nancy is harboring a secret of her own. Sister Veronica meets a newlywed on her rounds, and the case shocks the women of Nonnatus house.
Episode 4: Premieres Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV - Nurse Crane is shocked when her fitness comes into question during a ventouse training course. Trixie cares for a Hindu mother and her newborn twins, but it’s not long before an emergency gastroenteritis outbreak is declared at the maternity home.
Episode 5: Premieres Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV - Nancy oversees a child born out of wedlock, but things take a very unexpected and shocking turn. Dr. Turner and Sister Veronica discuss a new contraception procedure: the Vasectomy. The Board of Health delivers some unwelcome news to Sister Julienne.
Episode 6: Premieres Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV - One of the boys of Buckle’s paper shop becomes unwell. Sister Veronica spearheads a new council initiative to monitor the health of working children in the borough. Trixie is thrown into a challenging case involving an underage mother.
Episode 7: Premieres Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV - Preparations for Trixie and Matthew’s wedding are underway as a joyous occasion that brings the community together. Nancy visits a homeless family, and it is not long before their plight is brought to the attention of Nonnatus house.
Episode 8: Premieres Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV - As Trixie and Matthew’s wedding officially begins, a series of small and great disasters threaten to impede the day. A horrific car crash turns into a race against time. Sister Julienne hatches a plan to save Nonnatus House once and for all.
Learn What It Takes to Be a Midwife Today - Experienced midwives discuss how the plotlines and drama of CALL THE MIDWIFE intersect with modern day Midwifery.
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