New Season of "Call the Midwife" Comes to KUED
KUED transports viewers back to East London with a seventh season of the critically acclaimed British drama, Call the Midwife. The series returns on March 25 at 7:00 p.m. with back-to-back episodes.
Nonnatus House welcomes a new midwife, Lucille Anderson (played by Leonie Elliott), the first West Indian midwife to be featured as a series regular. Elegant, compassionate, and clever, Nurse Lucille is swift to settle in and brings a fresh new energy to life at Nonnatus House. Her story reflects the experiences of Caribbean nurses who traveled to the U.K. in the 1960s to support the expanding National Health Service.
Season 7 opens as the “Big Freeze” of 1963 continues and the midwives persevere through the intense winter. The nuns and nurses of Nonnatus House are being tested as they have never been before, both personally and professionally. All around them they see the old East End vanishing, as slum clearances make way for bold new tower blocks to accommodate expanding communities. They find themselves facing a wide range of medical challenges, from breech birth to cancer, Huntington’s chorea, and cataracts.
Dame Pippa Harris, executive producer for Neal Street Productions says, “We are thrilled to bring another series of Call the Midwife to our loyal audience in America, together with our partners at PBS. The series goes from strength to strength thanks to Heidi Thomas’s creativity and skill as a screenwriter, and the brilliance of our cast and crew.”
Creator and Executive Producer Heidi Thomas calls the series “a love letter to community, family, babies, and the strength of women. We’re thrilled to be able to share Season 7 with our loyal and much-loved PBS fans.”