Call the Midwife: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Call the Midwife: Season 1 (2012)



Critic Consensus: Call the Midwife is an uplifting and sensitive take on heartbreaking situations.


Air date: Sep 30, 2012
Air date: Oct 7, 2012
Air date: Oct 14, 2012
Air date: Oct 21, 2012
Air date: Oct 28, 2012
Air date: Nov 4, 2012

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Series 1 opens in 1957 with young nurse Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine), who hails from the wealthy English countryside, discovering that her first placement is not the private hospital she'd expected, but Nonnatus House, a clinic run by an order of nursing nuns in London's impoverished East End. Among the patients she helps: a woman on her 25th pregnancy, a 15-year-old prostitute and an elderly soldier suffering from leg ulcers. While Jenny adjusts to her new life, fellow rookie Chummy (Miranda Hart) … More

Genre: Drama
Network: PBS
Premiere Date: Sep 30, 2012
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Jessica Raine
as Jenny Lee
Roy Hudd
as Joe Collett
Cheryl Campbell
as Lady Fortescue-Brown...
Thomasin Rand
as Margaret Jones
John Ashton
as Ted Lawson
Jenny Agutter
as Sister Julienne
Tom Goodman-Hill
as David Jones
Pam Ferris
as Sister Evangelina
Tessa Churchard
as Winnie Lawson
Judy Parfitt
as Sister Monica Joan
Helen George
as Trixie Franklin
Bryony Hannah
as Cynthia Miller
Laura Main
as Sister Bernadette
Lorraine Stanley
as Pearl Winston
Ben Caplan
as PC Peter Noakes
Hayley Squires
as Maureen Warren
Liam Reilly
as Clifford Mason
Tom Colley
as Ron Redmond
Carolina Valdés
as Conchita Warren
Sophie Cosson
as Ingrid Mason
Valerie King
as Neighbor
Jeff Innocent
as Cakey Crumb
Emma Noakes
as Shirley Redmond
Tim Faraday
as Len Warren
Sarah Counsell
as Elsie May
Tina O'Brien
as Cathy Powell
Lacey Bond
as Mrs. Hawkes
Jessica Jones
as Charmaine
Jake Bailey
as Jack Smith
Robin Browne
as Chairman
Candis Nergaard
as Mrs. Leonard
Terry Bird
as Cafe Proprietor
Debra Baker
as Mrs. Leck
David Annen
as Registrar
Nicola Munns
as Eileen Blake
Stephen McGann
as Dr. Turner
Stanley Townsend
as Father Joe
Brett Allen
as Barry May
Kika Markham
as Mother Jesu Emanuel
Vanessa Redgrave
as Jennifer (Mature)
John Vernon
as Sgt. Parry
Victoria Alcock
as Betty Smith
Graham Padden
as Mr. Briggs
Penny Layden
as Brenda McEntee
Elizabeth Webster
as Mrs. Foster
Amelda Brown
as Mrs. Fraser
Nick Bartlett
as Mr. Smith
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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (11)

It was... all as sweet as the cake Parfitt's Sister Monica Joan kept scoffing before the others could eat it; and I suspect it will be equally addictive. Miranda Hart arrives next week; I fear I will be watching.

Full Review… | April 2, 2014
Daily Telegraph

Even the effect of innumerable rectal probes, painful births and - yes, the presence of Jenny Agutter - soon wears off, leaving behind the bare threads of what is actually just a pretty bog-standard, cosy Sunday night drama.

Full Review… | April 2, 2014

Lovers of Downton Abbey's sumptuous Britishness and Mad Men's vintage style will be in absolute ecstasies just soaking in the visuals of Call the Midwife.

Full Review… | April 2, 2014
Common Sense Media

Despite the blood and the labor, Call the Midwife is filled with heart.

Full Review… | April 2, 2014
Boston Globe
Top Critic

The advice here is to forget the politics and enjoy the performances and the trip back in time.

Full Review… | April 2, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

With no new Downton Abbey episodes for months, the next best thing is PBS Masterpiece's Call the Midwife.

Full Review… | April 2, 2014
People Magazine

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