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Call The Midwife and Death In Paradise Return to ABC 4 Feb



Death In Paradise

Two popular UK shows, Death in Paradise and Call The Midwife, return to the ABC, both very quickly on the heels of their UK airings, on Saturday 4 February from 7.30pm.

First up is the sixth season of crime drama Death in Paradise at 7.30pm and with a new team firmly in place, DI Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) is finally making himself at home on the beautiful island of Saint Marie. But he can’t help feeling that something’s missing from his life …

When he decides buying a boat is the answer to his problems, Dwayne (Danny John- Jules) correctly diagnoses a mid-life crisis – that the real root of Humphrey’s malaise is a lack of love life.

Meanwhile on the premiere of the sixth season of Call The Midwife (at 8.30pm) 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 (Emerald Fennel) 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 (Bryony Hannah), Dr Turner (Stephen McGann) and Shelagh (Laura Main) proves invaluable as they try to rebuild this loving family.

Meanwhile, the new exercise craze has reached Poplar, led by Nonnatus’ very own Trixie (Helen George). 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.