Episode 1

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Call the Midwife, Series 2 Episode 1 of 8

Duration: 1 hour

It's 1958 and, returning from a long day of duties, Nurse Jenny Lee finds the Nonnatus House community gathered to wish her a happy birthday, before she, Chummy, Trixie and Cynthia head off to the cinema - it's a joyous celebration. However, the midwife's good cheer is short-lived when the next day she is assigned a new patient, Molly Brignall. Involved in an abusive marriage, Molly's due date is imminent and Jenny worries about the harm that could come to Molly and her children.

Meanwhile, Trixie and Sister Evangelina find themselves in highly unusual circumstances, aboard a Swedish cargo ship and looking after the captain's daughter - who is about to have her first baby.

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Sun 27 Jan 2013 14:10 BBC One except Scotland, Scotland HD

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Sister Julienne
Jenny Agutter
Sister Evangelina
Pam Ferris
Chummy Noakes
Miranda Hart
Sister Monica Joan
Judy Parfitt
Trixie Franklin
Helen George
PC Peter Noakes
Ben Caplan
Dr Turner
Stephen McGann
Cliff Parisi
Bella Collins
Claire-Louise Cordwell
Smudger Collins
Thomas Aldridge


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