CALL the Midwife has been a staple of the BBC schedule for five years, having first hit our screens in January 2012.
As the series returns for series eight, here’s everything you need to know about the show and who’s in the cast.
Who’s in the Call the Midwife cast?
The main characters in Call the Midwife include:
- Nurse Trixie Franklin – played by Helen George
- Rev. Tom Hereward – played by Jack Ashton
- Sister Winifred – played by Victoria Yeates
- Shelagh Turner – played by Laura Main
- Nurse Lucille Anderson – played by Leonie Elliot
- Sister Julienne – played by Jenny Agutter
- Sister Monica Joan – Judy Parfitt
- Dr Patrick Turner – played by Stephen McGann
- Valerie Dyer – played by Jennifer Kirby
What is Call the Midwife about?
Call the Midwife is a BBC drama series about a group of midwives working in the east end of London in the 1950s and 1960s.
They are based at the fictional nursing convent Nonnatus House in Poplar district carrying out nursing and midwife duties.
The show is based on the memoirs of the same name by Jennifer Worth.
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