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Stephen McGann as Dr Patrick Turner, Laura Main as Shelagh Turner

Call the Midwife, Season 6 – Premieres Sunday at 8


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Pearl Appleby as Trudy Watts
Pearl Appleby as Trudy Watts

Throughout early 2017, PBS offers an abundance of new and returning drama, history and science programs. Spring brings the sixth season of the acclaimed drama CALL THE MIDWIFE beginning April 2, followed by the final season of “Home Fires” on MASTERPIECE.

In CALL THE MIDWIFE – It’s now 1962 and times are changing, from the beacon of the contraceptive pill and the shadow of infamous gangsters the Krays to the new welfare policies introduced by the government. Back in Poplar, when the rather austere Sister Ursula is appointed the new head of Nonnatus House, Sister Julienne finds herself demoted and working back alongside the midwives as an ordinary member of 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, our beloved medics must make choices – and fight battles – of their own.

Season 6 sees them laugh together, cry together, and pull together, supporting each other as never before. Sundays, April 2-May 21, 8-9 p.m.

James Farrar as Lester Watts, Tommy Finnegan as Micky Watts
James Farrar as Lester Watts, Tommy Finnegan as Micky Watts

In episode one, the team reunites, but all is not well when a change of management shocks Nonnatus House to the core. Sister Mary Cynthia’s health takes an unexpected turn as mental illness threatens to derail her.