This article is about Series One of Call The Midwife.

Series One was first broadcast in 2012 and introduced us to the inhabitants of Nonnatus House and their work in the community of Poplar, London in the 1950s.

Along with childbirth, the first series addressed issues such as extreme poverty, prostitution and brothels, the closure of the workhouses, the care of the dying and the attitudes towards unwed pregnancies at the time.


Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne

Miranda Hart as Chummy Browne

Jessica Raine as Jenny Lee

Pam Ferris as Sister Evangelina

Helen George as Trixie Franklin

Judy Parfitt as Sister Monica Joan

Bryonny Hannah as Cynthia Miller

Laura Main as Sister Bernadette

Cliff Parisi as Fred Buckle

Stephen McGann as Dr Turner

Ben Caplan as PC Peter Noakes

George Rainsford as Jimmy Wilson

Vanessa Redgrave as the voice of Mature Jenny

Guest StarsEdit

Emma Noakes as Shirley Redmond (Episode 4)

Amy McAllister as Mary (Episodes 2 & 4)

Roy Hudd as Joe Collett (Episode 3)

Tina O'Brian as Cathy Powell (Episode 6)

Carolina Valdes as Conchita Warren (Episode 1)

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