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Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'  

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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 1 - Episode 4 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
February 5, 2012

A baby girl is snatched from her pram and the local community unites for the search. Cynthia sees another sort of loss as she tends to soon-to-be parents David and Margaret.

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Season 3 - Episode 2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
January 26, 2014

Trixie's feathers are ruffled when Jenny is promoted, but the new Acting Sister has more to worry about after a mother-to-be reveals the baby she is carrying doesn't belong to her husband - and to complicate matters, the real father is black. Cynthia is inspired by a lecture on natural childbirth, convinced it will help an overly anxious patient, while Alec and his friends try to persuade Jenny to join them on a CND march.

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Season 7 - Episode 2 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
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 1 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
January 15, 2012

Jenny Lee start her midwife career at Nonnatus House in London. She is surprised to find that it is a nursing convent and not a hospital. Her first case is a woman pregnant for the 25th time!

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Season 8 - Episode 6 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
February 17, 2019

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.

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Season 8 - Episode 1 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
January 13, 2019

Nonnatus House welcomes two new nuns. Valerie deals with a shocking case that arrives unexpectedly, and the other midwives must handle a complicated multiple birth.

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Season 5 - Episode 8 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
March 6, 2016

Dr Turner is horrified to realise he may be partly to blame as the cause of the recent rise in birth deformities comes to light, and tries to prevent further cases. Sister Evangelina returns to work, but has clearly been affected badly by her stroke, and her health continues to deteriorate. A pregnant bride goes into labour during her wedding reception, while her mother is forced to come to terms with her grandchild being conceived out of wedlock.

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Season 6 - Episode 8 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
March 12, 2017

An unexpected turn of events leads to a wedding being hastily arranged. Shelagh finally goes into labour. The arrival of the pill leads to unforeseen consequences.

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Season 5 - Episode 1 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
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 3 - Episode 6 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
February 23, 2014

Tom, the local curate, asks Trixie to join him for a day of cricket. She accepts, but the date is disastrous. Shelagh decides to talk to Dr. Turner about adopting a baby. Patsy, struggling to adapt to the unpredictable and chaotic life that midwifery brings, upsets a young mother in the clinic.

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Season 7 - Episode 3 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
February 4, 2018

A pregnant mother hears a devastating diagnosis. Fred and Violet organise a beauty contest. Trixie and Christopher's relationship feels the strain.

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Season 6 - Episode 5 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
February 19, 2017

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.

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Season 3 - Episode 8 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
March 9, 2014

Jenny is assigned to first-time mother Jeanette, who requires frequent visits during a protracted labour, and when she meets her patient's cousin, Philip, a new friendship begins to grow for the midwife. Meanwhile, Chummy worries about her mother's illness when she discovers Lady Browne has discharged herself from hospital.

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Season 3 - Episode 4 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
February 9, 2014

Jenny has an eventful few days, starting with a patient who as well as having herself to worry about, is also struggling to cope with her mother, an agoraphobic who hasn't been outside for at least 12 years. On top of that, Alec asks the midwife to accompany him to Brighton for the weekend, leaving her wondering if his intentions are strictly honourable. However, things soon take a tragic turn. Meanwhile, Shelagh joins the local choir to take her mind off her problems.

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Season 2 - Episode 5 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
February 17, 2013

Nonnatus House prepares for the annual summer fête, but when a baby show is announced, the girls must find a host for the proceedings. Meanwhile, a patient of Jenny's puts her life at risk, and Sister Bernadette remains troubled.

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Season 4 - Episode 8 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
March 8, 2015

As preparations are made for Chummy to nurse her dying mother at home, Jenny finds herself drawn to help. Whilst Shelagh and Dr Turner await news from the Adoption Society, Shelagh pulls out all the stops when she enters her choir into a competition. Season finale.

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Season 6 - Episode 4 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
February 12, 2017

An expectant mother with financial struggles enters into a painful arrangement with her cousin. As Tom provides pastoral care, he reveals why this case touched him more than most.

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Season 4 - Episode 6 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
February 22, 2015

Patsy's brusque manner lands her in trouble with the nuns and she is removed from midwifery duties. Trixie agrees to go on a date with a curate, Tom Hereward. Dr Turner and Shelagh discuss how they might expand their family.

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Season 4 - Episode 5 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
February 15, 2015

Sister Julienne's faith is challenged when a mother refuses medicine for her newborn baby. Dr Turner's involvement in the case forces him to face his own demons. Meanwhile, Barbara must work out a way to communicate with a pregnant Sylheti woman.

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Season 6 - Episode 2 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
January 29, 2017

An explosion at the docks brings heartache to the people of Poplar, whilst Sister Ursula continues to ruffle feathers with her unpopular decisions.

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Season 7 - Episode 1 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
January 21, 2018

The winter continues, and the team at Nonnatus House welcome their newest midwife, Lucille Anderson. Nurse Crane and Dr Turner care for an elderly cancer patient facing eviction.

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Season 6 - Episode 1 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
January 22, 2017

The team reunite but all is not well when a change of management shakes up Nonnatus House.

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Season 5 - Episode 7 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
February 28, 2016

The introduction of the contraceptive pill is welcomed by Dr Turner, but some of his colleagues are less keen on the idea. Patsy tries to help a bargee who wants to give birth among her own community rather than in a maternity ward. Nurse Crane deals with an emergency during a storm, and a familiar face returns to Nonnatus House - but has been changed by her time away.

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Season 5 - Episode 6 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
February 21, 2016

Poplar is rocked by a series of violent attacks on women, and a prostitute is too ashamed to report what she knows - but her actions lead to a dangerous man roaming the streets, with devastating consequences for the residents of Nonnatus House. A mother tries to keep her daughter's pregnancy a secret to avoid gossip, putting her life in danger. The Turners go on a long overdue holiday, but the weather ruins their plans.

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Season 7 - Episode 8 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'
March 11, 2018

The team must rally to prepare for Sister Monica Joan's birthday. Meanwhile, the closing of a nearby maternity home brings an influx of expectant mothers to the Nonnatus midwives.