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Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'

Updated September 23, 2020 727 votes 96 voters 2.4k views62 items

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 7 - Episode 71
    27
    4

    Dr Turner gets involved with a troubled young man, and Lucille makes new friends. Meanwhile, Barbara lies ill in hospital.

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  • Season 8 - Episode 72
    25
    2

    Season 8 - Episode 7

    February 24, 2019

    Mother Mildred decides it’s time for Sister Frances to attend her first solo birth. Trixie consoles a patient who discovers she has gonorrhea.

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  • Season 6 - Episode 73
    24
    5

    Dr Turner helps the Mullucks cope with the stresses of caring for a disabled child as the terrible legacy of thalidomide becomes apparent and Nurse Crane faces an unexpected crisis.

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  • Season 4 - Episode 14
    22
    4

    Season 4 - Episode 1

    January 18, 2015

    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.

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  • Season 2 - Episode 65
    22
    7

    Season 2 - Episode 6

    February 24, 2013

    Doctor Turner is concerned by the spread of tuberculosis in the community, Jenny tries to repair a father and daughter's fractured relationship, and Sister Bernadette receives devastating news.

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  • Season 1 - Episode 66
    21
    5

    Season 1 - Episode 6

    February 19, 2012

    When Chummy's imperious mother visits and disapproves of Peter Noakes, Chummy defies her mother and has her wedding on her own terms. Senile Sister Monica Joan is arrested for shoplifting.

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  • Season 3 - Episode 37
    21
    5

    Season 3 - Episode 3

    February 2, 2014

    Sister Julienne receives an SOS from Holloway Prison, whose usual maternity workers have been struck down by illness, and when she and Trixie step in to help, the nun puts her reputation on the line to prevent a heavily pregnant convict having her unborn baby taken away by social services. Shelagh faces heartache when a routine pregnancy check reveals something far more serious, Alec has a confession for Jenny and Fred takes the gang to the theatre to celebrate Chummy's birthday - only for the trip to end in disaster.

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  • Season 1 - Episode 28
    15
    1

    Season 1 - Episode 2

    January 22, 2012

    A new girl arrives Nonnatus House and finds it hard to earn the respect of Sister Evangelina. Jenny sees an unfamiliar darker side of life following an encounter with a runaway.

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  • Season 8 - Episode 89
    14
    0

    Sister Hilda digs deep to give her terminally-ill patient her final wish whilst the Turners must prepare to say goodbye to May. Fred and Reggie are keeping secrets from each other.

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  • Season 2 - Episode 210
    18
    5

    Season 2 - Episode 2

    January 27, 2013

    Chummy makes an important decision, Jenny reconnects with Jimmy, and Cynthia's conduct is called into question after the death of a baby she delivered.

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  • Season 3 - Episode 111
    17
    5

    Season 3 - Episode 1

    January 19, 2014

    After the closure of Nonnatus House, the nuns and midwives finally move into their new premises. Sister Winifred arrives from the Mother House. Jenny is worried about new mother Merle’s mental state and the welfare of her baby who isn't feeding properly. Dr Turner is worried that it could be something more serious.

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  • Season 2 - Episode 412
    14
    2

    Season 2 - Episode 4

    February 10, 2013

    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.

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  • Season 5 - Episode 313
    14
    2

    Season 5 - Episode 3

    January 31, 2016

    A outbreak of typhoid erupts, and suspicion over who the carrier could be threatens to break apart a closely knit family. Sister Winfred faces a personal dilemma when a local teacher is revealed to be pregnant by a married man. When the woman takes matters into her own hands, Sister Winifred is forced to consider the role her own prejudices may have played. Meanwhile, Barbara inadvertently agrees to go to dinner with Tom, but is wracked with worry about how Trixie will react.

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  • Season 2 - Episode 314
    12
    1

    Season 2 - Episode 3

    February 3, 2013

    Jenny is seconded to a short-staffed hospital in London, but grows increasingly reluctant to carry out her duties when she finds out she is working under intimidating surgeon Mr Tracey. Back in Poplar, the midwives are introduced to newcomer Jane and outspoken twins Meg and Mave Carter. The sisters are identical in every way, except one of them is now pregnant - forcing them to come to terms with the impact a baby will have on them.

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  • Season 2 - Episode 115
    11
    0

    Season 2 - Episode 1

    January 20, 2013

    Jenny celebrates her birthday with Chummy and the girls, but soon after finds herself taking care of a patient in an abusive marriage.

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  • Season 3 - Episode 716
    17
    7

    Sister Julienne calms an anxious new mother who has put her baby in danger. Jenny, seconded to The London, is impressed with the facilities, but soon begins to see cracks in the establishment. Chummy is upset to learn that her mother has walked out on her father, leaving Lady Browne penniless. As Dr. Turner and Shelagh continue the adoption process, they uncover a devastating secret.

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  • Season 2 - Episode 717
    17
    8

    Season 2 - Episode 7

    March 10, 2013

    Cynthia has to administer daily insulin injections to diabetic John Lacey, a bully who consistently belittles his wife Annie. When Annie’s beloved son Bob pays a visit, Annie gains the confidence to start to turn her life around. Jenny looks after a Black mother to be, Monique, who is subjected to racial prejudice from her neighbours.

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  • Season 2 - Episode 818
    17
    8

    Season 2 - Episode 8

    March 10, 2013

    The convent comes under threat of demolition. Fred's pregnant daughter and her young son come and stay with him. Jenny is wooed by a new love interest. Chummy and PC Noakes prepare for the arrival of their baby.

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  • Season 4 - Episode 319
    10
    0

    Season 4 - Episode 3

    February 1, 2015

    The Nonnatus team rallies to support first-time parents Marie and Tony Amos when Tony is arrested for gross indecency with another male. Elsewhere, as Poplar is gripped by an outbreak of dysentery, Trixie undertakes her first official church duty since her engagement to Tom.

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  • Season 3 - Episode 520
    11
    2

    Season 3 - Episode 5

    February 16, 2014

    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.

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  • Season 5 - Episode 121
    11
    2

    Season 5 - Episode 1

    January 17, 2016

    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.

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  • Season 8 - Episode 222
    11
    2

    Season 8 - Episode 2

    January 20, 2019

    Lucille helps elderly hoarder Clarice Millgrove who is struggling to keep her independence; Sister Hilda and the team work hard to help a Ghanaian family with an undiagnosed illness; Violet puts herself forward in the upcoming elections.

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  • Season 7 - Episode 223
    15
    8

    Season 7 - Episode 2

    January 28, 2018

    Lucille faces racism and prejudice when a new mother falls ill. Sister Winifred is keen to have fathers be more involved in the care of their babies.

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  • Season 1 - Episode 324
    10
    1

    Season 1 - Episode 3

    January 29, 2012

    Jenny does some district nursing to extend her community practice experience and befriends an old soldier with awful leg ulcers. Trixie and Cynthia enrol Winnie Lawson as a new patient.

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  • Season 4 - Episode 425
    8
    0

    Season 4 - Episode 4

    February 8, 2015

    The midwives face one of their busiest nights to date, whilst Sister Winifred concentrates her efforts on the prostitutes of Poplar. Elsewhere, cracks start to appear in Trixie and Tom Hereward's relationship.

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