Call the Midwife, Season 5

(Rochester, NY) – The critically-acclaimed British drama Call The Midwife returns to WXXI-TV for a fifth season on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8 p.m. The Sunday night lineup on PBS also includes Grantchester, Season 2 at 9 p.m. and the fourth and final season of Mr. Selfridge at 10 p.m. Season 5 opens in the year 1961, and Poplar is beginning to feel the winds of social change with the improvements in housing, sanitation and healthcare. But for the midwives and nuns of Nonnatus House, it’s business as usual, as they continue to care for the sick and bring new life into the world. The personal and professional lives of the nurses remain entwined, as events in their work impact on their personal choices.

Throughout the season, the midwives encounter complex and challenging medical cases, ranging from an outbreak of typhoid to the increase in lung cancer, a teenage pregnancy and a mother who vanishes. But all are rocked when two babies with severe deformities are born under their care, several months apart from one another. As they struggle to understand why, they must find ways to deal with the resulting medical and emotional fallout.

Patsy, Trixie, and Barbara find themselves in unfamiliar territory as they face the social changes of the 1960s, as well as the unexpected delivery of two babies with birth defects.

Pictured: Patsy, Trixie, and Barbara
Credit: Courtesy of Red Productions Ltd 2015

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