Call the Midwife - Netflix

Wed 26 June 2019

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Drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth.

Call the Midwife - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2012-01-15

Call the Midwife - List of Call the Midwife characters - Netflix

The following is a list of characters from Call the Midwife, a British television period-drama series shown on BBC One since 2012.

Call the Midwife - Barbara Hereward (neé Gilbert) - Netflix

Barbara Gilbert arrived in Poplar in the early 1960s still finding her feet in district nursing and midwifery. While she was educated and middle class, she was surprisingly in tune with the needs of the community she serves, having grown up the daughter of a Canon serving in an impoverished area of Liverpool. She was hard working, optimistic, and somewhat naïve. In addition to her nursing duties, she helped teach Sunday school at the local church. In series 5 she began a romantic relationship with Tom Hereward after they become close while working together in the parish. She was also quite close to her roommate, Nurse Phyllis Crane, who served as something of a surrogate mother figure to her much younger colleague. Tom asked her to marry him while they are out in South Africa after consulting with his former fiancée Trixie. They were married in a hurried wedding at the end of series 6, after Barbara learned that her father has accepted a three year missionary posting in New Guinea. In Series 7, Barbara dies after contracting meningococcal septicemia, leaving Tom, Nonnatus House and the rest of the Poplar community heartbroken and shattered.

Call the Midwife - References - Netflix


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