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Best Episodes of 'Call the Midwife'

Updated September 23, 2020 871 votes 116 voters 3.2k 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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  • 1
    34
    7

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

  • 2
    25
    5

    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.

  • 3
    25
    5

    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.

  • 4
    25
    8

    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.

  • 5
    23
    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.

  • 6
    24
    8

    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.

  • 7
    19
    2

    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.

  • 8
    21
    6

    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.

  • 9
    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.

  • 10
    20
    6

    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.

  • 11
    17
    4

    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.

  • 12
    19
    8

    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.

  • 13
    17
    6

    Season 1 - Episode 4

    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.

  • 14
    13
    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.

  • 15
    16
    5

    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.

  • 16
    22
    12

    Season 3 - Episode 2

    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.

  • 17
    12
    1

    Season 6 - Episode 6

    February 26, 2017

    Valerie Dyer cares for a pregnant Somali woman and is shocked by aspects of this unfamiliar culture. The nuns and midwives try to provide the best care for Sister Mary Cynthia.

  • 18
    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.

  • 19
    12
    1

    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.

  • 20
    12
    1

    Season 4 - Episode 2

    January 25, 2015

    Barbara faces her most challenging case to date when she treats first-time mother Abigail Bissette and the birth does not go according to plan. As Sister Julienne struggles with the increasing financial pressure on Nonnatus House, a mystery benefactor comes to the rescue. Elsewhere Sister Evangelina is unimpressed by newly arrived nurse Phyllis Crane.

  • 21
    17
    8

    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.

  • 22
    20
    12

    Season 2 - Episode 5

    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.

  • 23
    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.

  • 24
    13
    4

    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.

  • 25
    12
    4

    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.