Jenny Lee Starts Her New Life as a Midwife

In the spring of 1957 newly qualified midwife Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine) arrives in the East End of London to begin her career.

She walks through the busy working docks and into a street of tenements where she is surprised to find two women fighting, egged on by a rowdy crowd of onlookers.

The police are unable to break the women apart, and the vicious fight is only stopped by the arrival of Sister Evangelina (Pam Ferris), one of the Nuns of the Order of St. Raymond of Nonnatus, who work as midwives in area.


Role Contributor
Jenny LeeJessica Raine
Sister JulienneJenny Agutter
Sister EvangelinaPam Ferris
Sister Monica JoanJudy Parfitt
Trixie FranklinHelen George
Cynthia MillerBryony Hannah
Sister BernadetteLaura Main
FredCliff Parisi
Dr TurnerStephen McGann
PC Peter NoakesBen Caplan
Pearl WinstonLorraine Stanley
Maureen WarrenHayley Squires
Conchita WarrenCarolina Valdes
Len WarrenTim Faraday
Mrs HawkesLacey Bond
EddyBenjamin Wilkin
MurielSarah Ridgeway
RegistrarDavid Annen
Voice of Mature JennyVanessa Redgrave
DirectorPhilippa Lowthorpe
ProducerHugh Warren
WriterHeidi Thomas

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