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Series 2 is the second series of Call the Midwife and was originally broadcast in 2013 on BBC One.

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Episodes Edit

See also: List of Episodes

Series 2 (2013) Edit

Christmas special
No.

overall

Episode Directed by Written by Original air date UK viewers

(millions) [12]

7 Christmas special Philippa Lowthorpe Heidi Thomas 25 December 2012 10.18
As it is Nurse Lee's first Christmas in Poplar, she is put in charge of caring for the destitute Mrs Jenkins alongside one of the sisters. Mrs Jenkins mistakes Jenny for her daughter Rosie, whom she lost when admitted to the workhouse. Chummy is busy preparing for the nativity play, which will be performed for the Mayor of Poplar, and all hands are needed to produce the ever growing number of costumes and props needed for the play. Meanwhile, a young teenage girl who helps her mother with her brothers is also secretly pregnant, and when a baby is left at the convent's front door, the infant's mother must be found.
Series 2
No.

overall

Episode Directed by Written by Original air date UK viewers

(millions) [12]

8 Episode 1 Philippa Lowthorpe Heidi Thomas 20 January 2013 10.79
Jenny is assigned a new patient, Molly Brignall, who has an abusive husband, and Jenny must handle the case very carefully. Trixie and Sister Evangelina are called to a foreign cargo ship docked in London and discover that the captain's daughter is about to have a baby after her father has brought her along and allowed various members of the crew to have sex with her as a way of relieving the tensions of the long periods spent at sea.
9 Episode 2 Roger Goldby Harriet Warner 27 January 2013 10.24
A baby delivered by Cynthia dies in mysterious circumstances soon afterwards. The police become involved, and other pregnant women refuse to allow the shy young midwife to attend them, bringing Cynthia to the verge of a breakdown. Chummy's decision to apply to undertake missionary work in Africa leads her to question her priorities. Meanwhile, a chance encounter returns former boyfriend Jimmy to Jenny's life, but she is surprised to find that he has a pregnant girlfriend.
10 Episode 3 Roger Goldby Heidi Thomas & John Martin Johnson 3 February 2013 10.85
Jenny is reluctantly seconded to the London Hospital and finds herself working on the male surgical ward under a stern surgeon with whom she finds herself clashing. In the absence of Jenny and Chummy, a new orderly, the shy and withdrawn Jane Sutton (Dorothy Atkinson), fills in at Nonnatus House. The staff deal with a formidable pair of twins who share a husband; one of them is now pregnant and the other refuses to allow her to be treated by the midwives. Jenny once again crosses paths with Jimmy, who has been hospitalised, and she helps to save his life when the surgeon misdiagnoses him.
11 Episode 4 Roger Goldby Mark Catley 10 February 2013 10.42
Back in Poplar, Jenny assists at the birth of a baby boy who is born with spina bifida. His parents cannot come to terms with their son's condition, which also affects Jenny. Meanwhile, the mousy Jane undergoes a somewhat hesitant romance with the Reverend Thornton Applebee-Thornton, an Anglican priest staying at Nonnatus House.
12 Episode 5 China Moo-Young Heidi Thomas 17 February 2013 10.15
Sister Bernadette suffers a crisis as she struggles to come to terms with her burgeoning romantic feelings for Dr. Turner. Preparations are underway for the annual summer fete and Trixie volunteers to enlist a celebrity judge for the baby show, but when she secures the services of a top television star, he turns out to have a darker side when he tries to force himself on her. Jenny meets an expectant mother who already has eight children and does not believe she will be able to cope with another. After Jenny's attempts to reassure her fail, she undergoes an illegal abortion which leaves her fighting for her life.
13 Episode 6 China Moo-Young Jess Williams 24 February 2013 10.26
Fearing an epidemic of tuberculosis, Dr. Turner arranges for a mass X-ray programme to come to Poplar. When Sister Bernadette undergoes a chest X-ray to encourage a reluctant girl, she is devastated to discover that she has the illness. Jenny encounters a dying pub owner who lost almost his entire family to tuberculosis, and must try to reconcile him with his only surviving child.
14 Episode 7 Minkie Spiro Harriet Warner 3 March 2013 10.68
Chummy and Peter return to Poplar, revealing the surprise that she is pregnant. Sister Evangelina and Fred try out a new scooter. Jenny tends to a Jamaican immigrant who struggles to deal with racial abuse from her neighbours even as she goes into labour, while Cynthia deals with a diabetic pub owner who bullies his wife. Sister Bernadette comes to a decision about her feelings for Dr. Turner.
15 Episode 8 Minkie Spiro Heidi Thomas 10 March 2013 10.38
As Chummy and Peter prepare to become parents, Fred has a visit from his daughter Dolly, who also has a baby on the way. Sister Bernadette's health crisis has passed and she will soon be free to leave the sanatorium, but she must now decide whether to return to Nonnatus House or leave the order. Jimmy reappears, accompanied by his handsome colleague Alec, having been tasked by the council to survey the buildings in the area. Alec seems keen on Jenny, and an evening out to a jazz club sees romance blossom. Chummy goes into labour and gives birth to a son whom she names Fred. Sister Bernadette resigns as a nun, and she and Dr Turner become engaged. But there is bad news for the midwives as Nonnatus House is earmarked for demolition.

Cast Edit

Midwives Edit

Jessica Raine as Jennifer Lee
Vanessa Redgrave as the voice of Mature Jenny
Miranda Hart as Camilla Noakes
Helen George as Beatrix Franklin
Bryonny Hannah as Cynthia Miller

Nuns Edit

Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne
Pam Ferris as Sister Evangelina
Judy Parfitt as Sister Monica Joan
Laura Main as Sister Bernadette

Other Edit

Cliff Parisi as Frederick Buckle
Stephen McGann as Dr. Turner
Max Macmillian as Timothy Turner
Ben Caplan as Peter Noakes
George Rainsford as James Wilson
Dorothy Atkinson as Jane Sutton
Jason Watkins as Reverend Applebee-Thornton
Leo Starr as Alec Jesmond

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