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S07E01 is the first episode of the seventh series and the 53rd episode overall of Call the Midwife. It originally aired on 21 January, 2018 in the UK.


As the Big Freeze of 1963 continues, a new midwife, Lucille Anderson, arrives at Nonnatus House. She is originally from Jamaica, and the other midwifes fear she may experience racism. Before she can start work, Lucille collapses and is diagnosed with a bladder infection and advised to rest for a week. Meanwhile, Phyllis is caring for Ruth Gelin, a German Jew dying of cancer who is also facing eviction from her soon to be demolished home, and Phyllis crosses swords with formidable policeman, Sergeant Woolf.


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Ruth Gelin

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Jennifer Lee

Songs featured[]

  • He's So Fine by The Chiffons
  • Shakin' All Over by Johnny Kidd and The Pirates


  • This episode marks the first appearance of Lucille Anderson.
  • We hear in this episode that Patsy and Delia have gone travelling.


Phyllis: "Oh, Heavens to Murgatroyd!"

- Phyllis after the electricity goes off at Nonnatus House.

Sister Winifred: "What do you suppose our patients will say about her being coloured?"

Sister Julienne: "One would hope they won't say anything. There have been West Indian nurses at St. Cuthbert's for some time".

Trixie: "Nevertheless, people can be frightfully ignorant".

Valerie: "And rude. Especially round here".

Phyllis: "Anyone saying anything sideways deserves to be corrected. The National Health was struggling till all these girls started coming from the Commonwealth".

- The midwives discussing Lucille, the new midwife.

Phyllis: "There is a woman in this house who has days or hours to live. She came to Poplar more than thirty years ago as a German Jew to escape persecution. And if you hound her out of her house now, if you drag her from the bed where we are striving to keep her at peace and free from pain, you will have as much on your conscience at those who drove her from the place where she was born".

- Phyllis talking to Sergeant Woolf about her terminally ill patient.


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