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May 19, 2012

British series 'Call The Midwife' heads to PBS this fall

BBC brings the British series "Call the Midwife" to PBS this fall. The series has been a huge hit in England and is highly anticipated here. The series will premiere on September 30, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. leading into “Upstairs Downstairs.”

Written by Heidi Thomas (“Cranford,” “Upstairs Downstairs”) and directed by Philippa Lowthorpe (“Five Daughters”) and Jamie Payne (“The Hour”), "Call The Midwife" completed its first season in the UK on BBC ONE in February. A second season of the show will air in the UK in 2013.

"Call The Midwife" looks at midwifery in London’s East End in the 1950s. The first season follows a young Jenny Lee as she and her fellow midwives, attached to an order of nursing nuns, navigate the crowded East End streets teeming with children, workers and a culture remarkably different from the wealthy English countryside where Jenny was raised.

"Call The Midwife" stars Jessica Raine as Jenny Lee, along with Jenny Agutter (The Railway Children, “Spooks”) as Sister Julienne, Pam Ferris (“Little Dorrit,” “Darling Buds of May”) as Sister Evangelina, Miranda Hart (“Miranda”) as Chummy, Judy Parfitt (“Little Dorrit,” Girl with a Pearl Earring) as Sister Monica Joan, Helen George (“Hollyoaks,” “Doctors”) as Trixie Franklin, Bryony Hannah (Cemetery Junction) as Cynthia Miller, Laura Main (“Monarch of the Glen”) as Sister Bernadette and Cliff Parisi (“East Enders”) as Fred. Vanessa Redgrave provides the voice of the mature Jennifer.

Full episodes of "Call The Midwife" will be available for viewing on the PBS Video Portal for 30 days after each national broadcast.

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