Dementia , racial abuse and meningitis feature in storylines. The eighth series, set in , covers the topic of abortion which was not legalised until , with episodes 1, 4, 5, 7 and 8 all featuring abortion as a key part of the episode.
Call the Midwife achieved very high ratings in its first series, making it the most successful new drama series on BBC One since In December , the Director-General of the BBC Tony Hall announced the show had been commissioned for a Christmas special and a sixth series of another eight episodes to be broadcast in early , taking the characters and plot into Critical reception for the show in both the UK and the US has been mostly positive, and the series has won numerous awards and nominations since its original broadcast.
Some aspects of love —maternal, paternal, filial, fraternal, sisterly, romantic, or the love of friends—is explored in every episode. The plot follows newly qualified midwife Jenny Lee, as well as the work of midwives and the nuns of Nonnatus House, a nursing convent and part of an Anglican religious order , coping with the medical problems in the deprived Poplar district of London's desperately poor East End in the s.
The Sisters and midwives carry out many nursing duties across the community. However, with between 80 and babies being born each month in Poplar alone, the primary work is to help bring safe childbirth to women in the area and to look after their countless newborns.
Episode 2 — Series 1. Sun 15 Jan Sat 17 Mar Featured in Binge All Day Sit back, relax and let these shows keep you entertained series after series Click here for more information. With the broadcast of Call the Midwife Season 9, full episodes can be streamed for a limited time on the Call the Midwife page on pbs. Most recommended streaming services. Naive and unused to the harsh conditions of the borough, she must rise above her misgivings if she is to succeed in her new role.