Episode 3

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Call the Midwife, Series 2 Episode 3 of 8

Duration: 1 hour

Jenny is seconded to the short-staffed London Hospital to work on the male surgical ward. Initially hesitant about her temporary assignment, she becomes increasingly reluctant about her new duties when she finds herself working under an intimidating surgeon, Mr Tracey.

Back in Poplar the midwives have a new addition to the household, Jane, who lends a hand in Jenny's absence. In one of their most unusual cases, the nuns and nurses are introduced to a forthright pair of twins, Meg and Mave Carter. The two women are identical in every way - they even share a husband - except one of them is now pregnant. As the pair come to terms with the impact that a baby will have on each of them, Jenny unexpectedly helps to save the life of an old friend.


Jenny Lee
Jessica Raine
Sister Julienne
Jenny Agutter
Sister Evangelina
Pam Ferris
Sister Monica Joan
Judy Parfitt
Trixie Franklin
Helen George
Cynthia Miller
Bryony Hannah
Sister Bernadette
Laura Main
Dr Turner
Stephen McGann
George Rainsford
Meg/Mave Carter
Monica Dolan
Sid Carter
Terence Frisch
Jane Sutton
Dorothy Atkinson
Lucy Robinson
Nurse Patsy Mount
Emerald Fennell
Mr Gillespie
Robert Putt
Aubrey Tracey
Anthony Calf
Francine Spencer
Cassandra Compton
Voice of Mature Jenny
Vanessa Redgrave
Hugh Warren
Roger Goldby
John Martin Johnson
Heidi Thomas


  • Sun 3 Feb 2013 20:00 BBC One Channel Islands, HD, London, North East & Cumbria, Northern Ireland HD, Oxfordshire, Scotland HD, Wales HD only

  • Sun 10 Feb 2013 13:25 BBC One except Scotland, Scotland HD

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