Call the Midwife: Season 9 (2020)


Season 9
Call the Midwife

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Air date: Mar 29, 2020

Dr. Turner and Nurse Crane must deal with an alarming outbreak of diphtheria. Fred finds an abandoned baby in a dustbin and the team must help locate its mother.

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Air date: Apr 5, 2020

Fred and Sister Monica Joan catch a woman stealing the team's milk. When they learn she's pregnant, they bring her into the care of the maternity home. Romance blooms between Miss Higgins and Sergeant Woolf.

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Air date: Apr 12, 2020

Lucille is seconded to St. Cuthbert's and delivers a baby in an elevator. Nurse Crane goes to a school to give vaccines to new students. Violet, Trixie, Sister Frances, and Valerie put on a charity fashion show for the community.

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Air date: Apr 19, 2020

Sister Julienne volunteers Nonnatus House to take part in a training initiative to help doctors with an obstetrics diploma. Dr Turner and Sister Julienne hope the exercise will remind the council how vital Nonnatus House is to the community and avoid the threat of demolition. The young doctors cause a lot of excitement but end up causing Sister Julienne to lose her temper. This may not be the success she had hoped for. On his rounds, Fred comes across a street marked for demolition, but one house clearly shows signs of life. The sound of a cough leads him to the flat of 60-year-old George, who doesn't want to leave behind his beloved pigeon, Dot.

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Air date: Apr 26, 2020

Sister Frances is at a loss when she cares for diabetic and recovering cancer patient Albert Calthorpe, whose capable wife Grace refuses to accept further help despite having to care for her husband, her elderly, mother and a daughter who has a three-year-old and is about to have another baby. Nurse Crane and Sister Hilda become involved with an anxious new father, Ronald. Determined to be there for the birth of his first born, Ronald gets on Nurse Crane's nerves during the delivery. It is Sister Hilda who tactfully encourages Ronald to open up about his own childhood and get to the bottom of his motivations. Meanwhile, Violet is given two tickets to the new hit musical The Sound of Music, but as Fred is not interested in the film, Violet decides to raffle them off with all proceeds going to the incubator fund. Sister Monica Joan tries several times to win the tickets but is disappointed with each go.

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Air date: May 3, 2020

Fred has been growing his large marrows for the Poplar Horticultural Show, but is saddened when he hears that the event has been cancelled. At the Turners, Shelagh receives a phone call from the Hong Kong adoption agency, who have alarming news. Someone from May's past has arrived in the UK and is keen to see the little girl. The Turners must decide how to react as they hope to keep their plans to adopt her on track. Meanwhile, at clinic, Valerie's cousin Maureen is heavily pregnant and hoping her baby will be born on Thursday, the same date as her father and grandfather. Though they've passed away, she thinks it'll connect them - but her due date isn't so soon. Keen to bring on the birth, Maureen takes a big risk.

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Air date: May 10, 2020

Kevin sees a troubled patient. The maternity home receives a long-awaited incubator.

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Air date: May 17, 2020

Sister Julienne receives a letter from the council saying that they will cut funding to Nonnatus House and no longer pay for their accommodation. She broaches the subject with the rest of the team, and a forthright Nurse Crane goes with Sister Julienne to try to tackle the issue with Violet at one of her open sessions as a local councillor. At clinic, Nurse Crane meets and cares for heavily pregnant, bohemian Bonnie, not married but committed to the baby's father, Eddie. Meanwhile, Petra and her mother Ada make hasty plans with Violet for Petra's wedding to come forward now that Petra is unexpectedly in the family way.

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Cynthia's rounds find her administering insulin injections to diabetic John Lacey, a deplorable bully who consistently belittles his wife Annie. 9/10

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Chummy and PC Noakes meet with new challenges as they settle back down to life in Poplar while the convent is under threat from property development.

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Tv Season Info

The medics and midwives of Nonnatus House encounter new challenges as the population shifts, rules change and old diseases return. Meanwhile, their own experiences are fueled by love, loss and doubt.

Cast & Crew

Jennifer A Agutter
Sister Julienne
Linda Bassett
Nurse Phyllis Crane
Judy Parfitt
Sister Monica Joan
Helen George
Nurse Beatrix `Trixie' Franklin
Laura Main
Nurse Shelagh Turner
Leonie Elliott
Nurse Lucille Anderson
Jennifer Kirby
Nurse Valerie Dyer
Stephen McGann
Dr Patrick Turner
Cliff Parisi
Fred Buckle
Annabelle Apsion
Violet Buckle
Ella Bruccoleri
Sister Frances
Fenella Woolgar
Sister Hilda
Alice Brown
Angela Turner
Daniel Laurie
Reggie Jackson
April Rae Hoang
May Tang
Lee Armstrong
Dr Kevin McNulty
Max Macmillan
Timothy Turner
Zephryn Taitte
Cyril Robinson
Georgie Glen
Miss Millicent Higgins
Vanessa Redgrave
Voice of Jennifer Worth
Pippa Harris
Executive Producer
Heidi Thomas
Executive Producer
Ann Tricklebank
Executive Producer
Jonathan Harvey
Writer
Paul Walker
Writer
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Critic Reviews for Call the Midwife Season 9

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It was bang on the money with the story of Gloria, a young wife hoping for a Christmas miracle after experiencing so much loss. We cheered her home like the champion she was.

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Audience Reviews for Call the Midwife: Season 9

  • Sep 14, 2020
    love the characters and the development of their stories. My favorite is sister Monica Joan. LOVE HER and her messages.
  • Jul 17, 2020
    Most tv shows in this genre are cheesy, cheaply-made, and don't portray real life at all. They're usually dramatized and full of crazy plots with events that would never happen in real life. On the other hand, Call the Midwife is an extremely well-made tv show. Each character goes through things and reacts to them the same way someone would in real life. This makes it seem so much more realistic compared to other tv shows similar to this one. After watching every season, the viewer really gets emotionally attached to the characters in a good way. The characters start to seem like real-life friends even though everyone knows they're just tv show characters. It's always sad when one of them leaves the show or experiences a tragic event in either their work or personal life. They all have their own struggles. The struggles are portrayed in a way that shows the effects they could really have on people. The situations aren't minimized, but they aren't overly dramatized either. The show portrays real emotions and does a wonderful job of keeping the audience entertained. Even with all of the sad things happening, there is enough humor and happy scenes to make it worth taking the time to watch the show. It is heard from people in the medical field that the births and other medical situations portrayed in this show are extremely realistic. As someone who has attended a birth, I also believe the births are realistic. They aren't overly graphic, but do show that births aren't glamorous and can also be a messy process. They don't leave out the tragedies that can occur during a birth or directly after a birth. They don't hide the fact that sometimes there are complications with the mother and/or child. Sometimes the midwives and nurses have to deal with their own fear of a situation and not being quite sure how to handle things. In this case, the tension is shown as the midwife tries to figure out the best way to handle the situation, whether that is calling for an ambulance, a doctor, or just a more experienced midwife. Other people think the show doesn't portray the time period as accurately as they should. Regardless of that, the show is entertaining even if every little detail isn't perfectly portrayed. The storylines are still interesting even with details that may be slightly off. Overall, Call the Midwife is an amazing tv show!
  • Jun 04, 2020
    Rather disappointed with series 9, it has lost the depth and sensitivity of previous series, and seems somewhat mechanical. The story-lines are shallow and bordering on irritating, in parts it seems very Americanised.

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