Meanwhile busy nurse, mother and wife Shelagh Turner Laura Main is taking some time away from work over the holiday season and so must acquaint substitute nurse Miss Higgins Georgie Glen to the routines of the surgery. A young teacher, pregnant by a married man, loses her home and her job and is driven by desperation to attempt to abort her own baby,. Shelagh and Dr Turner resolve to look into adopting a child. On her third appearance at the Mother House, Sister Winifred finally convinces the skittish pregnant woman to talk to her. The death of a local man leads Sister Julienne to discover a dark history of emotional, physical and sexual abuse that have split the family. A number of violent assaults take place on women in Poplar, and Sister Mary Cynthia becomes the latest victim. Photo: Neal Street Productions 2017 Looking through old medical records at the surgery, Julienne discovers that Anthea Tillerson was brought in by her mother at age 15, bruised from a belt and three months pregnant.
Merry , and blow that party tooter! When Violet is incapacitated, Fred takes over running her shop, with disastrous results. When the child is born, her husband adores the baby nevertheless. While visiting the austere Linchmere Hospital, Fred and Sister Monica Joan are shocked to find Sister Mary Cynthia a patient there. To me, procrastinating is putting off doing something. This proves to be a false alarm, however, and the elderly nun is eventually tracked down at the now-abandoned country house which had been her childhood home.
One of the other sisters complains that tea is usually a silent meal, but Mildred says this is not a usual day. Nurse Crane and Reggie, in order to occupy the Cub Scouts during the snow, have built an igloo with them. One frantic morning while trying to get everyone off to school and work, she collapses in pain so bad Dr. In return for his revelation, she reveals to him her own struggles with alcoholism. It's annoying that the writers just had these two disappear without any explanation; however, maybe they will make an appearance the first episode of next season to be written out. Trixie admits that she is an alcoholic and joins an alcoholic support group with the help of Sister Mary Cynthia.
And what gift did Albert settle on for Victoria? A Ghanaian mother finds that she is suffering from. Fred, Violet, and Reggie help to bring holiday cheer to the orphanage. At the Nonnatus House Christmas party, Sister Julienne Jenny Agutter surprises everyone with the return of their television set. Dr Turner and Shelagh are able to trace the source of an outbreak of to a food delivery service. Delia learns that Patsy's father has died in Hong Kong.
But this festive episode misjudged the mood badly. After witnessing two generations of a dock-working family affected by serious medical conditions linked to their employment, she becomes involved in the fight for improved working conditions for the dockers. Turner is not perfect, but that makes him human, and mostly wonderful. I thought that last season ended with their decision to go abroad, didn't it? Apparently, the hospitals are telling women there are a hundred good reasons to have their babies in a clinical setting and word is getting around. Lucille endeavours to assist a pregnant woman who has developed a after an earlier traumatic delivery. 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. Shelagh learns she is expecting a baby, while Patsy receives a letter from informing her that her father is terminally ill.
Traumatised at first, she eventually finds the strength to lead the police to the attacker. At the community center dinner, just before the pantomime begins, Anthea arrives with her family. The two births, however, bring reconciliation. The fact that the seemingly dead infant later revived unaided did not soften the impact. Jenny also meets local physician Dr Patrick Turner.
Series 8 Episode 1 Philippa Lowthorpe Heidi Thomas 20 January 2013 2013-01-20 10. During the inspection, Shelagh is rushed to the hospital due to complications with her own pregnancy. And that is just to get from the car to the hospital. When the sister later returns to congratulate Anthea on her new baby, she again asks her to see her mother. Series 53 Episode 1 Syd Macartney Heidi Thomas 21 January 2018 2018-01-21 9.
Will we ever see her again? Jessica Raine retains top billing for this episode, even though she is only seen briefly in a non-speaking role. Afterwards, Valerie returns to the caravan with the baby in an ambulance. No sick days here, ladies. We've also been told Tom Hereward is with Barbara's dad in New Guinea so we won't be seeing him around Poplar this year. Into the breach jump her sister midwives who give her the money she needs to get a seamstress to turn that scrap heap of fabric and lace into a gown. Bidding adieu to their friends, they depart for Birmingham, leaving us to wonder what we can expect from them and the rest of Nonnatus House next season. But there is bad news for the midwives as Nonnatus House is earmarked for demolition.
When the hospital's only doctor is herself hospitalised with a life-threatening illness, it falls to Trixie to deliver a baby by. I was all bundled up inside a restaurant the other day, and there was a girl about 6 years old wearing a filmy sleeveless dress and no tights and she seemed fine. 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. Somewhere more accepting of their relationship? When Sister Bernadette undergoes a chest X-ray to encourage a reluctant girl, she is devastated to discover that she has the illness. Fred secures theatre tickets as a treat for Chummy's birthday but is left embarrassed when they turn out to be counterfeit. After determining that he instead has , the midwives find a place for him to receive healing care in a residential facility. Concerned for his young daughter, Trixie ends her relationship with Christopher and turns to drink once again.
Chummy is surprised to find that her parents have separated, and invites her mother to stay, despite the haughty Lady Browne's disdain for her daughter's lifestyle. Episode 4's rating of 10. I did a snippet of a rewatch, just to see the Turner kid smile in the panto, and right before that the scouts were collecting the milk bottles, in shorts. It is later revealed that her reluctance to give birth is because she knows that the child will be dark-skinned, the result of a brief affair. She mentions singing to relax during labor, but the problem Shelagh has with that is most of the songs she knows belong to her old life in the convent. Trixie and Tom finally come to terms with the end of their engagement, and she gives her blessing to his relationship with Barbara.