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S05E01 is the first episode of the fifth series and the 35th episode overall of Call the Midwife. It originally aired on 17 January 2016 in the UK.

Overview[]

Rhoda Mullucks gives birth to a baby girl, Susan who has malformed limbs. Trixie starts a Keep Fit class. Olive Nattrass, one of the women in the Keep Fit class suffers from uterine prolapse but has never had the words to ask for help.

Plot[]

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Characters[]

Midwives[]

Nuns[]

Patients[]

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Songs featured[]

  • Poetry in motion by Johnny Tillotson
  • Gopher by Yma Sumac

Trivia[]

  • This episode marks the first appearance of the redesigned midwife uniforms. Helen George stated the capes made her feel like Catwoman.
  • Trixie's keep fit classes were inspired by Heidi Thomas watching her mother participating in a keep fit display when she was around six.
  • Heidi Thomas later stated how much inspiration she realised she took from her own family and her brother with downs syndrome with the Mullucks family.
  • The animatronic baby Susan is now owned by the thalidomide community.
  • The story of Olive Nattrass's prolapse was inspired by Jennifer Worth telling Heidi Thomas about women of her generation and how they tried to deal with the problem. Heidi Thomas later stated it was the last thing that went directly from Jennifer Worth into the series.

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