Call the Midwife: Season 2 (2013)


Season 2
Call the Midwife

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Air date: Mar 31, 2013
Air date: Apr 7, 2013
Air date: Apr 14, 2013
Air date: Apr 21, 2013
Air date: Apr 28, 2013
Air date: May 5, 2013
Air date: May 12, 2013
Air date: May 19, 2013

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Series 2 opens on a festive day in 1958: Jenny's birthday, which means cake with her Nonnatus House friends and a movie with Chummy, Trixie and Cynthia. Her return to work the next morning is anything but fun, however, as she finds herself caring for a pregnant woman who's in an abusive relationship. Among the other challenges she tackles: delivering a baby with spina bifida; helping a man who lost most of his family to tuberculosis; and caring for a Jamaican mother-to-be with prejudiced neighbors. She also assists an intimidating doctor on the male surgical ward of short-staffed London Hospital for a time; and meets a young man who has eyes for her. Life is equally harried for Jenny's colleagues: Cynthia is suspected of malfeasance after a baby she delivered dies; newcomer Jane Sutton (Dorothy Atkinson) attracts the attentions of a vicar; Sister Bernadette develops feelings for Dr. Turner and catches tuberculosis; and the staff deals with identical twins who share a husband. Chummy, meanwhile, leaves Poplar with new husband Peter to pursue her missionary dreams, then returns with surprising - though not totally unexpected - news.


Jessica Raine
as Jenny Lee
Jenny Agutter
as Sister Julienne
Pam Ferris
as Sister Evangelina
Judy Parfitt
as Sister Monica Joan
Helen George
as Trixie Franklin
Bryony Hannah
as Cynthia Miller
Laura Main
as Sister Bernadette
Vanessa Redgrave
as Jennifer (Mature)
Dorothy Atkinson
as Jane Sutton
Stephen McGann
as Dr. Turner
Ben Caplan
as PC Peter Noakes
Max Macmillan
as Timothy Turner
Jake Bailey
as Jack Smith
Cassandra Compton
as Francine Spencer
Andrew Ashford
as Mr. Lennon
Anthony Calf
as Aubrey Tracey
Thomas Aldridge
as Smudger Collins
Sharon Small
as Nora Harding
Zandra Andersson
as Kirsteb Bjorgsen
Susan Brown
as Mrs. Peacock
Mark Flitton
as Bill Harding
Jenny Bolt
as Sheila Cooke
Warren Clarke
as John Lacey
Monica Dolan
as Mave/Meg Carter
Robin Cameron
as Dr. McGuinness
Scarlett Archer
as Molly Brignall
Tristan Gemmill
as Clifford Raines
Donnie Gellibrand
as Baby Anthony
Emerald Fennell
as Nurse Patsy Mount
Karl Johnson
as Mr. Masterson
Alexander Cobb
as Ritchie Brignall
Lisa Diveney
as Julia Masterson
Trevor Martin
as Mr. Giddings
Nick Hendrix
as Bob Lacey
Hugo Gellibrand
as Baby Anthony
Terence Frisch
as Sid Carter
Nick Hendrix
as Bob Lacey
Kirsty J. Curtis
as Irene Kelly
Eoin Geoghegan
as Pat Kelly
Christopher Dane
as Capt. Bjorgsen
Alison Newman
as Mrs. Pritchard
Robert Putt
as Mr. Gillespie
Leanne Rowe
as Ruby Roberts
Raewyn Lippert
as Mrs. Tate
Margaret Stallard
as Mrs. Giddings
Lizzie Roper
as Nurse Peters
Lucy Russell
as Mrs. Clarke
Aaron Harris
as Conor Kelly
Jason Watkins
as Rev. Applebee-Thornton
Charlotte Victoria
as Miriam Pritchard
Nicola Sloane
as Annie Lacey
Andy McSorley
as Glaswegian Sailor
Julie Riley
as Pregnant Woman No. 1
Ella Smith
as Dolly Smart
Laura Dalgleish
as Pregnant Woman No. 2
Kitty Stafford
as Sylvie Bailey
Leo Staar
as Alec Jesmond
Tilly Vosburgh
as Marjorie Gray
Velile Tshabalala
as Monique Hyde
Catherine Skinner
as April Lennon
Kaye Wragg
as Rita Bailey
Tristram Wymark
as Mr. Quine
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Critic Reviews for Call the Midwife Season 2

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Sweet and heartwarming (and heart-wrenching), Call the Midwife is a lovely look at female friendships.

Mar 31, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Call the Midwife is a celebration of life

Aug 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Call the Midwife continues to be a highly enjoyable story about a very specific and underrepresented group of women in a time when their independence and skill was the exception.

Sep 19, 2013 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

This superior soap about the midwives and nuns of Nonnatus House is still defiantly worthy and faintly patronising.

Sep 19, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's all very nicely shot, but there's both a dreary worthiness and a quaintness to Call the Midwife, wrapped in a kind of sentimental greetings card morality.

Jan 20, 2013 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Call the Midwife: Season 2

  • Mar 18, 2018
    "the world is full of love that goes unspoken. doesn’t mean that it is felt less deeply or that separation leaves a cleaner wound. it’s beauty and it’s pain are in it’s silence. "

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