Stephen McGann

‘Call the Midwife’ Recap: Season Finale Brings Tears of Joy and Sadness in Equal Measure

Call the Midwife ended its third season with a fond farewell for one of its major characters. Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine), who arrived at Nonnatus House in London’s impoverished East End as a young, inexperienced nurse-midwife in ...

‘Call the Midwife’ Recap: Chummy and Jenny Learn that Home Is Where the Heart Is

The latest, deliciously crammed episode (Season 3, Ep. 7) of Call the Midwife skillfully, and poignantly, interwove multiple stories that were, at their center, about creating a home or coming back to one.

‘Call the Midwife’ Recap: Chummy Takes on Diaper Duty and Trixie Goes on a Disastrous Date

They were bringing in the sheaves on Call the Midwife’s latest episode (Season Three, Ep. 6). But not to worry.

‘Call the Midwife’ Recap: Chummy and Her Colleagues Learn that Love is Only Sometimes the Answer

Years ago, there was a drinking game inspired by The Bob Newhart Show (1972-78). Every time a character on the sitcom greeted its eponymous star with a cheery, “Hi, Bob,” viewers had to take a sip from their beers.

‘Call the Midwife’ Recap: Chummy Delivers a Pep Talk, Sister Julienne Goes to Jail

Call the Midwife made a blatant play for ratings in its third episode of Season 3, featuring women in prison scenes and girl-on-girl fighting. What’s next? Nuns with guns at Nonnatus House?

Recap: Jenny Gets Bossy and There is Much Heavy Breathing on ‘Call The Midwife’

Let’s get the really big news out of the way first: Midwife Trixie Franklin (Helen George) models a new pixie haircut in the second episode of Season 3. She says she was inspired to adopt the ‘do after seeing actress Jean Seberg’s ...

Recap: It’s Chummy to the Rescue in the ‘Call the Midwife’ Season Opener

Call the Midwife, the British series about a group of nurse-midwives and nuns who help the poor in London’s East End in the late 1950s, got off to a promising start with its season opener on PBS. There was even a royal visit.

Call the Midwife’ Recap, Season 2, Episode 7

Nonnatus House meets Hell’s Angels. That was what happened in the latest episode of Call the Midwife, with leather-wearing nuns and helmeted midwives zooming about on powerful, low rider hogs through London’s East End in 1958.

‘Call the Midwife’ Recap, Season 2, Episode 6

This week’s episode of Call the Midwife, the British series about a group of nurses and nuns who see to the medical needs of the poor living in London’s East End in the late 1950s, was a solid one.  It lacked only in an appearance ...

‘Call the Midwife’ Recap, Season 2, Episode 5

In an episode that would spark massive controversy if it were on an American TV show, the focus was squarely on birth control and abortion in the latest chapter of Call the Midwife, the popular BBC show that airs on the PBS in the U.S.