The sixth season of Call The Midwife with episode six airing on Sunday 26 Feb at 8.00pm on BBC One and the gang are feeling the march of time all about them.
It’s October 1962 and the world is on tenterhooks, as tensions between the Soviet Union and America are about to boil over. As Poplar responds to the escalating Cuban Missile Crisis, Valerie Dyer is still finding her feet at Nonnatus House and oversees the care of heavily pregnant and first-time mother, Nadifa Farah.
A bright young Somali woman, she has come to the UK to join her husband with her younger sister Deka. Upon examination, Valerie is dumbfounded – Nadifa’s genital anatomy is not like anything she has ever seen before, and she is informed that Nadifa has undergone a process known as female genital circumcision.
Nadifa’s case becomes the focus of concern for the Nonnatus Team, and carefully laid plans are put into place for Nadifa to have a hospital delivery. But a visit to the hospital soon puts pay to those plans, when fearful Nadifa goes into hiding. Meanwhile, her sister Deka dreams of becoming a nurse and her future seems a bright one – until Valerie and Barbara discover that plans are in place to send her back home to be ‘cut’ in Somaliland.
As the Turners prepare to move house, Sister Mary Cynthia’s struggle with her mental health continues. After a course of Electro Convulsive Therapy, she is released back into the care of Nonnatus House and is optimistic that she will finally reconnect with God. But with her depression quickly creeping back in, Sister Mary Cynthia starts to question her religious life – and her life before joining The Order, when she was well.
Elsewhere, Trixie has a crisis of confidence when Christopher Dockerill invites her out on a second date.
Call The Midwife Season 6 Episode 6 (of 8) airs on Sunday 26 February 2017 from 8.00pm-9.00pm on BBC One.