Welcome to Spring with three new Sunday dramas! CALL THE MIDWIFE – Season 13, “Nolly” on MASTERPIECE and “Alice & Jack” on MASTERPIECE – all starting March 17

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Brand new Sunday night dramas return to WOUB!

Fill your prime-time evening with all of the latest stories!


8:00 pm Call the Midwife
Season 13, Episode 1

It is now 1969, and Call the Midwife returns with Poplar coping with the popularity of home births under the auspices of the Sisters. Season 13 will also see stories of poor housing challenges and health issues for the nurses, midwives, and nuns of the Nonnatus House.
Two midwives visiting on sidewalk with two standing ladies and one in a wheelchair
Ada Challis (JENNIFER HENNESSY), Doreen Challis (ROSIE LUISA-JONES), Anne Challis (GEORGIA ALEXANDRA) and Nancy Corrigan (MEGAN CUSAK)

At the start of season 13, Nonnatus House kicks off a new pupil midwife-training scheme, welcoming pupil midwives Joyce Highland (Renee Bailey), Rosalind Clifford (Natalie Quarry), Norelle Morris (Shamia Phills) and Kath Downes (Rachel Nicholson). Joyce, who is from the West Indies, and Rosalind, move into Nonnatus House, sharing a room. Both are excited by this new stage in their careers. Rosalind’s first birth on the district is a baptism of fire under Trixie’s (Helen George) tutelage.

Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) is stunned to discover that she has close ties to one of the families they are caring for. Dr Turner (Stephen McGann) supervises the delivery of a baby at St Cuthbert’s by a mother, Doreen (Rosie Luisa-Jones), who has cerebral palsy.

The Nonnatus team learn of the nurses “Raise the Roof Campaign” for better pay and conditions and there is a clear divide of opinion around the table.

Elsewhere, the whole community is involved in an Easter pram parade.


9:00 pm Nolly on Masterpiece
Episode 1

British soap opera star Noele “Nolly” Gordon surrounded by photographers and paparazzi
Pictured: HELENA BONHAM CARTER as Noele Gordon (Nolly).
Courtesy of Quay Street Productions and MASTERPIECE.

Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown, Harry Potter) stars as soap opera legend Noele “Nolly” Gordon, one of the most famous faces on British TV in the 1960s and 70s, whose unceremonious firing from her hit show at the height of her career was front-page news. A bold exploration of how the establishment turns on women who refuse to play by the rules, Nolly is an outrageously fun and wildly entertaining ride through Gordon’s most tumultuous years, and a sharp, affectionate and heart-breaking portrait of a forgotten icon. Nolly was written by Russell T. Davies (Doctor Who, It’s A Sin).

Episode one: At the height of her fame, British soap opera star Noele “Nolly” Gordon is suddenly fired from her hit series Crossroads without warning – but why?

10:00 pm Alice & Jack on Masterpiece
Episode 1

Shown from left to right: Domhnall Gleeson as Jack and Andrea Riseborough as Alice, embracing on ocean overlook
Shown from left to right: Domhnall Gleeson as Jack and Andrea Riseborough as Alice
Credit: Fremantle

Created and written by Victor Levin, Alice & Jack is a love story for the ages. When Alice (Andrea Riseborough) and Jack (Domhnall Gleeson) first meet they’re bound by a connection so powerful it seems nothing can break it, but will their path lead them to a place of happiness and togetherness? Or will life and their own emotional complexities get in the way? Honest, intimate, and surprisingly funny, the series shows love in all its unexpected, technicolor, kaleidoscopic beauty.

Episode one: When Alice and Jack meet, they are bound by a powerful connection that seems like nothing can break. But a deep and powerful trauma from Alice’s past causes her to reject Jack, who finds solace in other, less profound relationships.