Call the Midwife: Season 5 (2016)


Season 5
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Air date: Apr 3, 2016

In the Season 5 premiere, a couple disagrees about the future of their child, who was born with severe deformities. In other events, Delia's mother wants her to move back home to Wales.

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Air date: Apr 10, 2016

Barbara is stuck between an expectant mother and her dockworker husband; and Sister Evangeline's opposition to baby formula upsets a new mother who's unable to breastfeed.

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Air date: Apr 17, 2016

A typhoid outbreak at Nonnatus House is investigated. In other events, Sister Winfred learns that an unwed teacher is pregnant by a married man.

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Air date: Apr 24, 2016

Sister Julienne's faith is tested by a limbless child; and an unexpected pregnancy poses a problem for a young man who now has to choose between pursuing his studies or finding a full-time job to support his fiancée and their child.

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Air date: May 1, 2016

Dr. Turner opens a clinic for respiratory issues; Fred runs Violet's shop when she's sidelined by a back injury; and a new mother's past wreaks havoc on her family.

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Air date: May 8, 2016

A woman decides not to report a rape; a mother conceals her daughter's pregnancy; and Shelagh and Timothy secretly organize a long-overdue family camping holiday.

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Air date: May 15, 2016

The release of the contraceptive pill excites Dr. Turner, but Sister Julienne sees it as a moral dilemma; Patsy tries to help a transient woman avoid the maternity home; Nurse Crane helps in a post-natal emergency; and Sister Evangelina returns.

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Air date: May 22, 2016

In the Season 5 finale, Dr. Turner discovers the reason for the recent rise in birth deformities; Nonnatus House copes with a tragic loss; and joy is found at a wedding reception.

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The team at Nonnatus house return for the fifth series of Call The Midwife where Easter approaches and an exercise craze reaches Poplar.

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Critic Reviews for Call the Midwife Season 5

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (5)

Its portrait of women navigating a world that's rapidly opening up yet still frustratingly restrictive... -- feels disarmingly honest and real.

Sep 28, 2018 | Full Review…

This drama leaves me conflicted: I cannot bear its twee, lame attempts at light relief, but then when it tackles brave, serious, public health stories it has me blubbing.

Feb 5, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Call the Midwife takes tragedy seriously, dwelling in the promise that medicine might treat human suffering as something essentially spiritual, not merely mechanical.

Jun 13, 2016 | Full Review…

If Vanessa Redgrave's doleful fortune-cookie narration about love and life still continues to grate, it's a small price to pay for a series that brings back events in living memory, contextualises them and consistently entertains.

Jan 19, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I think the BBC was going for "heart-warmingly upbeat" when it commissioned yet another series of Call the Midwife. Sadly, what it got was more "gut-churningly twee".

Jan 19, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Call the Midwife: Season 5

  • Apr 19, 2016
    Season 5 is already hanging on its thread. The story was very forced and the characters just aren't living up to the standard.
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