Call the Midwife: Season 8 (2019)


Season 8
Call the Midwife

Critics Consensus

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Critic Ratings: 5


Audience Score

User Ratings: 13
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Air date: Mar 31, 2019
Air date: Apr 7, 2019
Air date: Apr 14, 2019
Air date: Apr 21, 2019
Air date: Apr 28, 2019
Air date: May 5, 2019
Air date: May 12, 2019
Air date: May 19, 2019

Tv Season Info

At the start of season eight, it's spring of 1964 and everyone is excited for the Queen's Royal Birth. With the additions of two new Sisters, who have been sent to live and work with the team in Poplar, Nonnatus House feels full once more.


Jenny Agutter
as Sister Julienne
Judy Parfitt
as Sister Monica Joan
Helen George
as Trixie Franklin
Stephen McGann
as Dr. Patrick Turner
Laura Main
as Sister Bernadette/Shelagh Turner
Linda Bassett
as Nurse Phyllis Crane
Victoria Yeates
as Sister Winifred
Vanessa Redgrave
as Jennifer (Mature)
Leonie Elliott
as Nurse Lucille Anderson
Charlotte Ritchie
as Nurse Barbara Gilbert
Ben Caplan
as PC Peter Noakes
Emerald Fennell
as Patsy Mount
Pam Ferris
as Sister Evangelina
Bryony Hannah
as Cynthia Miller/Sister Mary Cynthia
Jack Ashton
as Tom Hereward
Dorothy Atkinson
as Jane Sutton
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Critic Reviews for Call the Midwife Season 8

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

This was a return to form: an absorbingly paced, perfectly judged slice of Sunday-night pleasure.

Jan 18, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Now in its latest season, Call The Midwife is a well-oiled machine. It's part Pollyanna, part Shortland Street and part Dr Phil.

Mar 14, 2019 | Full Review…

The toasty, Victoria Wood-style humour of Call the Midwife was as ever balanced by a clear-eyed look at the tougher side of life for women of the time.

Jan 15, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Although you know full well it deals in schmaltz and shameless heartstring-pulling, Call the Midwife exerts a strange power.

Jan 15, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Would that the dialogue and characters enjoyed the same loving attention as the preggers ladies or the props.

Jan 14, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Call the Midwife: Season 8

  • Sep 22, 2019
    Season 8 was horrific. I used to love the show when it was based upon Jenny Lee's true memoirs, but season 8 descended into pure social justice swill. It showed midwives forcibly removed elderly patients from their homes in the name of the law and helping young girls to leave their families by offering them government welfare. To make it worse, the season focused heavily on the horrors of abortion, only to come to the conclusion, in the last 5 minutes of the final episode, that the act of murdering babies and destroying lives would somehow be made better if it were legalized by the government. And it even showed the abortionist/murderess in a forgiving light. I'm disgusted. Never watching the show again.

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