Season 1: Episode 1

Premiere Date: September 30, 2012

In the spring of 1957, newly minted midwife Jenny Lee arrives in the East End of London to begin her career. After overcoming the initial shock that her new home, Nonnatus House, is a convent and not a private hospital, she quickly becomes immersed in her new life. Living with nuns and working in a community of colorful characters are different from anything Jenny has previously encountered. Through her, experience the sorrows and joys that come with being a midwife.

Call the Midwife tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London’s East End.
Jessica Raine on Playing Jenny Lee

Jessica Raine on Playing Jenny Lee

Jessica Raine shares her thoughts on playing Nurse Jenny Lee.

Next Episode

Next Episode

As Jenny Lee settles into her role, there is a new arrival at Nonnatus House — Chummy.

Streaming on:

Your purchase supports PBS and helps make our programming possible.

Support your local PBS station

Watch Anywhere

PBS is everywhere you are. Enjoy the show on your favorite streaming device.

Learn More