Nonnatus House experiences a very busy spell in Call the Midwife and Sister Winifred’s (Victoria Yeates) eyes are opened to Poplar’s seedy underworld, when she cares for Bridget Cole, an expectant prostitute.
Horrified by the girl’s lack of awareness, Sister Winifred draws on her past teaching experience and help from SGT Noakes (Ben Caplan) to promote ‘safe sex’ to the working girls of Poplar.
Meanwhile, Barbara (Charlotte Ritchie) struggles to understand why expectant father Frank Robbins would put undue pressure on his wife to bear him a son.
Elsewhere, Sister Monica Joan (Judy Parfitt) feels increasingly redundant and side-lined as the busy midwives go about their work until she finds herself unexpectedly assisting Shelagh (Laura Main) with an emergency birth.
Meanwhile, Trixie (Helen George) is delighted at hearing the Bishop has requested a meeting with Tom Hereward (Jack Ashton) and invites herself along. But when the possibility of relocating to Newcastle is raised, Trixie and Tom have their first proper row – leading them both to question their future life together.
Call the Midwife continues on Sunday 8 February at 8.00 pm on BBC One
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