'Call the Midwife' moves into the '60s in season premiere

Posted by Chip Chandler on
"Call the Midwife" returns for a sixth season.

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

The critically acclaimed British drama Call the Midwife returns to PBS on Sunday for a sixth season.

The popular series airs at 7 p.m. Sundays.

Season 6 begins in 1962, and it is evident how times are changing, from increased liberation for women to the shadow of infamous gangsters to the introduction of new government policies.

In Poplar, when the rather austere Sister Ursula is appointed the new head of Nonnatus House, Sister Julienne finds herself demoted and working alongside the midwives as an ordinary member of the staff.

She is not the only one to face challenges closer to home. As they strive to help mothers and families cope with the demands of childbearing, disability, disease and social prejudice, the beloved medics must make choices — and fight battles — of their own.

Tonight also sees the debut of the final season of Home Fires on Masterpiece at 8 p.m.

 

 

Chip Chandler is a digital content producer for Panhandle PBS. He can be contacted at Chip.Chandler@actx.edu, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and on Facebook.

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