Call the Midwife

'Call the Midwife' Recap: Season 7, Episode 2

Welcome back to the second half of our Call the Midwife double header. Thus far, we’ve met the new midwife, Lucille Anderson, Nurse Crane advocated for a dying patient who was under threat of being evicted from her home and a brave new single mother inspired Trixie to let love lead her forward in her relationship with Christopher Dockerill. Looking for a more detailed rundown? You can find it right here.

As we rejoin the midwives in this episode, the snow has finally melted and Poplar is thawing out at last! Sister Winifred will try to push envelope by including fathers in baby care classes and Lucille faces ugly prejudice when a mother in her care becomes seriously ill.

'Call the Midwife' Recap: Season 7, Episode 1

Nurse Dyer (Jennifer Kirby) directs Nurse Anderson (Leonie Elliott) to her first delivery  Credit: Courtesy of Neal Street Productions 2017

Welcome back to another season of Call the Midwife!  I'll be recapping the joys, the heartbreaks and the comical moments that take place over the next eight episodes.  I'm looking forward to hearing your insights and opinions on the storylines and the changes that are bound to take place in 1960's Poplar.

As we begin, it's the winter of 1963 and England is still in the throes of the Big Freeze. Nevertheless, there is the usual flurry of activity at Nonnatus House as they await the arrival of a new addition to their ranks. Meanwhile, they continue the work of ushering lives into and out of this world with compassion and grace.

‘Call the Midwife’ Season 7 Will Premiere on PBS this Spring

 (Image courtesy of Neal Street Productions 2017)

If you loved the recent Call the Midwife holiday special but are sad that it was just one episode, here’s a bit of good news to kick off your 2018. Call the Midwife Season 7 isn’t too far away!

The drama’s seventh season is currently slated to premiere in the U.K. this winter, likely within the month of January at some point if previous seasons are anything to go by. But U.S. viewers won’t be too far behind! 

'Call the Midwife' Holiday Special 2017 Recap

(Image courtesy of Neal Street Productions 2017)

Winter has definitely come to Poplar and this year’s Call the Midwife holiday special dramatizes an actual event in English weather history called the Big Freeze of 1962-63. The Thames froze over and for 62 consecutive days,  snow lay on the ground across the south of the country.

But for our midwives, it's business as usual. While the weather wreaks havoc on the plumbing and local milk supplies, an apparent tragedy transforms into a miracle and a family is released from decades of abuse.

Preview the ‘Call the Midwife’ 2017 Holiday Special

Lots of snow for this year's "Call the Midwife" holiday special! (Photo:  Courtesy of Neal Street Productions 2017)

Christmas is almost here, and for Call the Midwife fans that means exactly one thing: It’s time for the series’ annual holiday special!

This year’s festive episode takes place in the winter of 1963, during what was popularly dubbed the Big Freeze. This was the coldest winter the nation had seen in 300 years – one which still registers today as one of the coldest on record in the United Kingdom. UK temperatures plunged, bringing the country to a standstill as lakes and rivers froze, and snow fell constantly.

‘Call the Midwife’ Wraps Filming on Season 7

The final shot of Season 7 filming (Photo: Love Productions)

It feels like it’s been an age since the last season of Call the Midwife ended, even if it was only several months ago in reality.

The medical drama follows the story of a group of nurse midwives and nuns who care for the residents of the economically disadvantaged neighborhood of Poplar. Call the Midwife, of course, is so much more than that though – really digging into the personal stories of all the different women involved. (It’s also great if you happen to need a good cry for whatever reason.)

As TV fans go, Midwife viewers are pretty lucky. Though there are some big cast changes headed our way next season, the series has already been renewed through Season 9. (The upcoming run of the drama will only be the series’ seventh season.) If you love the midwives, you’ve got a lot to look forward to over the next few years.

The drama recently wrapped production on Season 7, and posted a pretty adorable cast photo to mark the occasion to its social media accounts

'Call the Midwife' Recap: Season 6 Episode 8

Sister Winifred (Victoria Yeates), Nurse Crane (Linda Bassett) and Nurse Dyer (Jennifer Kirby) have a surprise for their colleague  (Photo: courtesy of Neal Street Productions 2016)

If I were to use one word to describe this week’s season finale of Call the Midwife it would be “emotional." Whether brought on by hormones or resulting from events both tragic and joyous, if you didn’t cry during this episode you may not be human. It was jam packed with sentiment and served as a lovely gift for those fans who endured the dark days of Sister Ursula earlier in the series.

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