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Call the Midwife Season 5 Premieres

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Call the Midwife is back for a fifth season! Season 5 opens in the year 1961 and Poplar is beginning to feel the winds of social change with the improvements in housing, sanitation and healthcare. But for the midwives and nuns of Nonnatus House, it’s business as usual as they continue to care for the sick and bring new life into the world. The personal and professional lives of the nurses remain entwined, as events in their work impact on their personal choices.

Throughout the season, the midwives encounter complex and challenging medical cases, ranging from an outbreak of typhoid to the increase in lung cancer, a teenage pregnancy and a mother who vanishes. But all are rocked when two babies with severe deformities are born under their care, several months apart from one another. As they struggle to understand why, they must find ways to deal with the resulting medical and emotional fallout.

Call the Midwife is wildly popular in the UK and continues to delight PBS viewers with exhilarating storylines and its charming and enthralling characters.” said Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming, PBS, in a press release. “We are looking forward to a remarkable Season 5 of Call the Midwife and continuing our relationship with our BBC and Neal Street partners.”

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