The sixth season of heartwarming drama Call The Midwife continues with episode 3 airing on Sunday 5 February at 8.00pm on BBC One.
The wind of change is blowing through Poplar, with a new government paper calling for the eradication of small hospitals in favour of large General Hospitals.
Dr Turner and Shelagh are informed that an inspection of the maternity home will decide its fate – striking fear in their hearts. Yet when they rally the Nonnatus Team to discuss their strategy, they are appalled by Sister Ursula’s point-blank refusal to help.
Sister Ursula has her own anxieties about the efficiency of Nonnatus House, and needs all her midwives close by, as she introduces a new 20-minute rule for all antenatal and postnatal house visits. Barbara struggles the most with the new rule, as she is drawn into helping first-time mother Lucy Chen, who is struggling with the Chinese community and to bond with her mother-in-law. But it becomes apparent that Barbara’s shortened visit may have led to a serious oversight, when Baby Chen becomes gravely unwell.
Trixie returns to a warm welcome – but is horrified by the state of play at Nonnatus House and serious questions are raised over Sister Ursula’s suitability for her role.
Meanwhile, Sister Monica Joan is also tense and agitated and has started disappearing for long periods of time – and there are growing concerns for Sister Mary Cynthia’s whereabouts.
Call The Midwife Season 6 Episode 3 (of 8) airs on Sunday 5 February 2017 from 8.00pm-9.00pm on BBC One.