Sunday, January 17 is a date that all fans of “Call the Midwife” should keep very close to their heart. This is when season 5 proper is going to begin on BBC One, and there’s going to be quite a jump in time from the Christmas Special. We’ll be in the spring, and of course the midwives are going to be completely inundated with work and babies. Based on the synopsis below, we’re going to have a significant dose of the sort of standalone plotlines that we’ve come to expect from this series over the years; however, at the same time we’re also going to be seeing Trixie take on a new gig as the leader of an exercise class, something that could lead to some undesired consequences.
This synopsis comes of course courtesy of BBC One:
“Easter approaches, and for the nuns and midwives of Nonnatus House it’s as busy as ever as babies are born to myriad families across the borough. One such delivery brings with it its own set of shocks, as Patsy helps experienced mother Rhoda Mullucks give birth to a baby with severe deformities, with no clear explanation. As the mother refuses to reject her new-born child, the father struggles to come to terms with the harsh realities of his daughter’s problems. Support and intervention from Sister Mary Cynthia, Dr Turner and Shelagh proves invaluable as they try to rebuild this loving family.
“Meanwhile, the new exercise craze has reached Poplar, led by Nonnatus’ very own Trixie. As she begins teaching a keep-fit class, she’s surprised when the exercises lead to a medical emergency for one of her group. The experience leads her to realise that women sometimes lack a basic understanding of their own bodies, and she aims to rectify it, one patient at a time.”
Change is always going to be a major theme of the show, and we imagine that it is really going to be no different here as the ladies all start to get further and further in the 1960s. Work goes on as it always had, and it will be interesting to see how much we actually see of changes in society as the story progresses.
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