Call The Midwife

This past spring PBS announced they had acquired a new hit series from the BBC.  I was happy, we seem to be having pretty good luck with BBC series.  Then I heard  this new series had a higher viewing audience in Britain than “Downton Abbey”.  Okay now I was very happy, but a little reserved.   “Call the Midwife” is a bit different from Downton, an English castle in the countryside versus the East End of London after World War II, not quite the same feel.

One Sunday afternoon I sat down to watch the first hour of “Call the Midwife”.  I had things to do that afternoon so I didn’t want to invest anymore time on the series than I’d planned.  The first hour concluded, I went straight to hour two and several hours later I had watched the entire series!  I love the characters and the storylines, it was so much more than I had expected.  I’m thrilled that you finally get the chance to see this wonderful new series.

“Call the Midwife” starts in the spring of 1957, when newly qualified midwife Jenny Lee arrives in the East End of London to begin her career.  Jenny thinks she has been posted to a private hospital, she’s surprised to find her new home is a convent with a colorful mix of inhabitants. Living with nuns and working in a poor community are different from anything Jenny has ever encountered.   It doesn’t take long for the viewer to get wrapped up in her life and  experiences.

“Call the Midwife” airs Sunday, September 30 at 8:00pm with an encore presentation Thursday, October 4 at 10:00pm on WOSU TV.   “Call the Midwife” will air Monday, October 1 at 8:00pm on WOSU PLUS.

  • Alice Zink

    The Time Warner TV schedule is calling tonight’s episode “New” “Premiere.” That was only true on Sunday night, it cannot “premiere,” more than once.

  • Stacia H.

    Hi Alice:
    The cable companies use the program descriptions supplied to them by the program producers. You’re correct the “New, Premiere” terms for episode one applied only to Sunday’s airing, but since those terms were attached to that particular episode’s program description they were simply copied over to the description for Thursday’s encore presentation.

    Stacia H.
    TV Program Director

  • Peggy H.

    I loved Call the Midwife. Hope it hasn’t been cancelled! Wasn’t on very long!

    • Stacia H.

      Peggy Call The Midwife season one contained six episodes. The six weeks the series aired flew by we’ve heard from many viewers who want more Call the Midwife! One Sunday, December 30 at 7:30pm WOSU TV will air the brand new Call The Midwife Holiday Special. We’re waiting to hear from the folks in London if there will be a second season of Call The Midwife. Keep your fingers crossed that we’ll have some good news soon! Stacia H. TV Program Director

  • Stephanie

    Just retired from Public health nursing so this show holds a special place in my heart. Can’t wait for season 2.

    • Stacia H.

      Call the Midwife season 2 begins Sunday, March 31 at 8pm on WOSU TV.