Call the Midwife (2012– )
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Episode #1.5 

A figure from Jenny's past makes contact, while Jimmy continues to pursue her. Chummy prepares for an important meeting, and everyone at Nonnatus House rallies round the building's cleaner, Peggy, whose brother is very ill.

Director:

Jamie Payne

Writers:

Jennifer Worth (based on the memoirs of), Heidi Thomas (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vanessa Redgrave ... Mature Jenny (voice)
Elizabeth Rider ... Peggy
Helen George ... Trixie Franklin
Bryony Hannah ... Cynthia Miller
Sean Baker Sean Baker ... Frank
Jake Davies Jake Davies ... Tip
Sarah Counsell Sarah Counsell ... Elsie May
Jessica Raine ... Jenny Lee
Cliff Parisi ... Fred
George Rainsford ... Jimmy
Stephen McGann ... Dr. Turner
Miranda Hart ... Chummy Browne
Laura Main ... Sister Bernadette
Pam Ferris ... Sister Evangelina
Judy Parfitt ... Sister Monica Joan
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Storyline

Peggy,the nurses' cleaner,tells them her brother Frank is ill. In fact he is dying of pancreatic cancer but refuses hospital admission as he and his sister were raised in a work-house and he has a fear of all institutions. Visiting their house Jenny is shocked to find that they share a bed but Sister Julienne does not condemn this,recognising the mutual love and dependency the couple share,even unto death. Chummy,having won over hecklers at her contraceptive demonstration, prepares to meet Peter Noakes' mother but they end up helping handyman Fred deliver his pig's litter. Jenny however turns down Jimmy's advances as she is still carrying a torch for a married man. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 2012 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The book Peggy reads to Frank is Oliver Twist. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mature Jenny: [narrating] Health is the greatest of God's gifts. But we take it for granted. It hangs on a thread as fine as a spider's web. And the smallest thing can make it snap, leaving the strongest of us helpless in an instant. And in that instant, hope is our protector, and love our panacea.
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Soundtracks

Who Needs You
(uncredited)
Music by Robert Allen and lyrics by Al Stillman
Performed by The Four Lads
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