Episode 4

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Call the Midwife, Series 2 Episode 4 of 8

Duration: 1 hour

Returning from her stint at the London Hospital, Jenny needs all her skill as a midwife when she and Sister Evangelina assist at the birth of the Roberts' baby, who is born with spina bifida. The parents, Doug and Ruby, struggle to understand and accept their son's life-limiting condition. Jenny has never delivered a disabled child and she too struggles to accept the implications the illness could have for the child's future - abandonment and institutionalisation.

Nonnatus House, meanwhile, plays host to an acquaintance of Chummy's - the Reverend Applebee-Thornton, an eccentric cleric who befriends Jane.

Credits

Sister Julienne
Jenny Agutter
Sister Evangelina
Pam Ferris
Sister Monica Joan
Judy Parfitt
Trixie Franklin
Helen George
Dr Turner
Stephen McGann
Fred
Cliff Parisi
Douglas Roberts
Jamie Thomas King
Ruby Roberts
Leanne Rowe
Rev Applebee-Thornton
Jason Watkins
Jacob
Colin Young

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