Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'

There are so many great episodes of Call The Midwife, but which ones really stand out? Do you like the third episode of season five the best, or has episode six of season one stayed your favorite episode of Call The Midwife? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Call The Midwife are, let's rank every Call The Midwife episode from best to worst.

Call The Midwife is a BBC period drama following a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London. The series starts out set in the late 1950s and by the eleventh series in 2022, they will be in the late 1960s. Call The Midwife premiered in the UK on January 15, 2012, on BBC One. The show rights were sold to Netflix, allowing more people the ability to watch the show, which tackles a wide range of topical subjects and contemporary social, cultural and economic issues.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Call The Midwife, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Call The Midwife episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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  • Season 5 - Episode 1
    January 17, 2016
    18 votes

    When a baby is born with severe deformities of the kind later identified as caused by the drug thalidomide, the midwives find it difficult to handle the situation, and the baby's father rejects her completely, to his wife's dismay. Trixie's new sideline as a keep fit instructor brings her into conflict with Sister Julienne, and she also becomes suspicious of the relationship between Barbara and Tom. Rather than return to Wales as her mother wishes, Delia moves into Nonnatus House.

  • Season 4 - Episode 1
    January 18, 2015
    29 votes

    A chance encounter with an impoverished child forces Trixie to see an unfamiliar darker side of life. As Nonnatus House welcomes a new resident, Nurse Barbara Gilbert, Tom Hereward has a surprise romantic gesture in store for Trixie.

  • Season 3 - Episode 5
    February 16, 2014
    23 votes

    The nuns and midwives are busy preparing for Sister Evangelina's surprise jubilee celebrations, marking 50 years since she took her vows, but a face from the past threatens to ruin the party for the guest of honour. It's back to business when a young woman with Down's syndrome is brought in feeling unwell. To everyone's surprise, they discover she is six months pregnant, causing some of them to think the worst, and the staff are joined by new nurse Patsy, whose sense of humour and no-nonsense attitude make her an instant hit.

  • Season 8 - Episode 6
    February 17, 2019
    7 votes

    Mother Mildred returns and helps a docker family tackle end-stage pneumoconiosis. Lucille cares for an unmarried teenage mother who wants to keep her baby.

  • Season 2 - Episode 4
    February 10, 2013
    22 votes

    A friend of Chummy's, Reverend Applebee-Thornton, comes to stay at Nonnatus House and soon gets on everyone's nerves. Meanwhile, Jenny and Sister Evangelina deliver a baby with spina bifida, and Sister Bernadette plays matchmaker.

  • Season 6 - Episode 5
    February 19, 2017
    15 votes

    Nonnatus House welcomes a new recruit, Nurse Valerie Dyer. A vulnerable young man captures Fred and Violet's hearts, whilst the whereabouts of Sister Mary Cynthia is a concern.