Call the Midwife

'Call the Midwife' Recap: Series 5 Episode 6

The Poplar Pensioners Tea  (image courtesy of Neal Street Productions 2015)

In this week's eye-opening episode of Call the Midwife we encounter a girl whose life is compromised by concerns for her reputation as “damaged goods" and two women are afraid to report acts of violence against them for fear of being judged or punished as well. 

Fan Favorite Miranda Hart to Return to ‘Call the Midwife’

Miranda Hart will be back as Chummy. Yay! (Photo: BBC/Neal Street Productions)

Call the Midwife fans, the moment you’ve been hoping for has arrived at last: Star Miranda Hart is officially returning to the popular period drama

Hart has played fan favorite Chummy Noakes since the series’ first season, but the actress departed the show at the end of Season 4.  Since then, Hart has been busy wrapping the final season of her sitcom Miranda and starring opposite Melissa McCarthy in the feature film Spy. 

‘Call the Midwife’ Season 5 Comes to PBS Stations This Spring

The ladies of "Call the Midwife" Season 5. (Photo: Courtesy of Red Productions Ltd 2015)

Mark your calendars: Popular period drama Call the Midwife is set to return to PBS stations this Spring! 

The highly anticipated fifth season will premiere on PBS stations nationwide beginning April 3. Call the Midwife will join a formidable block of British programming on Sunday nights that includes the second season of mystery series Grantchester and the fourth and final run of period drama Mr. Selfridge.

‘Call the Midwife’ Renewed for a Sixth Season

Patsy, Barbara and Trixie are all heading into 1962. (Photo: BBC/Neal Street Productions)

It’s official: The BBC has renewed its popular period drama Call the Midwife for a sixth season, before a single episode of the drama’s fifth run has even aired. (They actually renewed it before the drama’s even aired its latest Christmas installment, if you want to be super technical about it.)

Season 6 will be comprised of a holiday special in 2016, and an additional 8 episodes in 2017.  This season will take the nuns and midwives into 1962.

‘Call the Midwife’ Christmas Special Recap

Patsy, Barbara and Trixie celebrate the holidays. (Photo: Courtesy of © Neal Street Productions 2015/ Nicky Johnson)

Previously, on Call the Midwife: In case you need a refresher on where we left things at the end of last season, we have recaps of every episode right this way.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in our favorite East End of London neighborhood, but when we meet up with the nuns and midwives of Nonnatus House it would appear the normally festive season is turning out to be more stressful than joyful.