Episode 5

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Call the Midwife, Series 1 Episode 5 of 6

Duration: 59 minutes

An episode in which Jenny finds herself for once not involved in the beginning of life, but at its end.

When Frank, the brother of Peggy, the cleaner at Nonnatus House, is diagnosed with cancer, Jenny and the nuns are called upon to provide him with care. In doing so, Jenny comes to know the siblings better, learning of their upbringing in a workhouse and the profound effect it has had on their relationship.

As Jenny tends to Frank, the other residents of Nonnatus House find themselves involved in helping Fred with his latest money-making venture - a pig called Evie. Fred's plan had been to make his fortune from bacon, but this is scuppered when they realise the pig is pregnant. The nuns and nurses help out Fred and Evie in the manner they know best.

Last on

Sun 9 Dec 2012 15:30 BBC One Channel Islands, HD, London, North East & Cumbria, Northern Ireland HD, Oxfordshire only

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Jenny Lee
Jessica Raine
Sister Julienne
Jenny Agutter
Sister Evangelina
Pam Ferris
Chummy Browne
Miranda Hart
Sister Monica Joan
Judy Parfitt
Trixie Franklin
Helen George
Cynthia MIller
Bryony Hannah
Sister Bernadette
Laura Main
Cliff Parisi
Elizabeth Rider
Sean Baker
George Rainsford
Dr Turner
Stephen McGann
PC Peter Noakes
Ben Caplan
Jake Davies
Elsie May
Sarah Counsell
Mrs Leonard
Candis Nergaard
Barry May
Brett Allen
Voice of mature Jenny
Vanessa Redgrave
Heidi Thomas
Hugh Warren
Jamie Payne


  • Sun 12 Feb 2012 20:00 BBC One

  • Sat 14 Apr 2012 19:15 BBC HD

  • Sun 9 Dec 2012 15:30 BBC One Channel Islands, HD, London, North East & Cumbria, Northern Ireland HD, Oxfordshire only

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