It’s 1961 and Poplar is beginning to feel the winds of social change, along with improvements in housing, sanitation and healthcare. Among the complex and challenging cases the nurses and midwives face are two babies born with severe deformities.
An expectant mother buckles under the strains of pregnancy. Tom provides pastoral care.
The Nonnatus team prepares for the birth of a baby they know may not survive.
Nonnatus House welcomes a new recruit. A vulnerable young man captures the hearts of Fred and Violet.
New legislation and Sister Ursula cause serious problems for Shelagh and Dr. Turner.
The Nonnatus family unites to provide the very best care for Sister Mary Cynthia.
Dr. Turner helps the Mullucks cope with the stresses of caring for a disabled child.
The team reunites, but all is not well when a change of management shocks Nonnatus House.