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S04E04 is the fourth episode of the fourth series and the 29th episode overall of Call the Midwife. It originally aired on 8 February 2015 in the UK.


After an encounter with a young prostitute who is both pregnant and infected with syphilis, Sister Winifred attempts to spread the message of safe sex among the prostitutes of the neighbourhood. Barbara deals with a man who is so desperate to have a son to inherit the family business that he will not accept his wife delivering a daughter. Sister Monica Joan finds a new sense of purpose when she is unexpectedly forced to assist Shelagh with a birth. After learning that Tom will be assigned to a lower-class, very far-off parish in Newcastle, Trixie breaks off her engagement to him, passing out after consuming a large amount of alcoholic drink to cope, forcing an exhausted Barbara to serve as midwife in her third delivery of the day.


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Bridget Cole
Susan Robbins
June Colter


Songs featured[]

  • Come On-a My House by Rosemary Clooney
  • True Love Ways by Buddy Holly
  • That's Love by Billy Fury


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Barbara: I wanted to go straight round to that ropery and tell Mrs. Robbins' husband he was being most unfair. It's one thing to quietly hope and quite another to go on and on until his wife is terrified.

Phyllis: Male or female, for good or ill, that baby's gender was decided months ago.

Trixie: All the same, I'm baffled that anyone doesn't think girls aren't the equal of boys.

Patsy: I don't think they are the equal of boys. I think they're better.

Sister Winifred: But what if the girls themselves don't think they're better? The women I visited today are selling themselves so cheaply.

Sister Monica Joan: What other wares have they to offer, but to live in the rank sweat of an enseamed bed, stewed in corruption, honeying and making love.

Phyllis: I sometimes wonder what the last two wars were for in that respect. Every time the world goes up in flames, they draft women in to pick up the slack. Then once it's over, it's "Back in your box and don't say boo".


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