Call the Midwife, episode 8

Call the Midwife, episode 8

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Charlotte Ritchie as Nurse Barbara Gilbert

Credit: Courtesy of Neal Street Productions 2016

The critically acclaimed British drama as an unexpected turn of events leads to a hastily arranged wedding.

Don't miss episode eight of Call the Midwife on Sunday, May 21 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV. In addition to a "hastily arranged wedding, Shelagh finally goes into labor and the arrival of the birth control pill leads to unforeseen consequences.

More about the series:
Season 6 the critically acclaimed British drama 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.

In Season 6, the midwives laugh together, cry together and support each other as never before, while continuing to address complex medical and personal dilemmas on their midwifery and district nursing rounds.