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Episode 1

Call the Midwife, Series 2 Episode 1 of 8

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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1 hour

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

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Role Contributor
Voice of Mature JennyVanessa Redgrave
Jenny LeeJessica Raine
Sister JulienneJenny Agutter
Trixie FranklinHelen George
Sister BernadetteLaura Main
Sister EvangelinaPam Ferris
Cynthia MillerBryony Hannah
Sister Monica JoanJudy Parfitt
Chummy NoakesMiranda Hart
PC Peter NoakesBen Caplan
FredCliff Parisi
Dr TurnerStephen McGann
Bella CollinsClaire-Louise Cordwell
Molly BrignallScarlett Archer
Ritchie BrignallAlexander Cobb
Smudger CollinsThomas Aldridge
Mrs Majorie GrayTilly Vosburgh
Glaswegian SailorAndy McSorley
Kirsten BjorgsenZandra Andersson
ProducerHugh Warren
DirectorPhilippa Lowthorpe
WriterHeidi Thomas

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