‘Call the Midwife’ recap: What happened in Season 9 Episode 6?

The ninth season of Call the Midwife continued in the UK tonight.

The BBC’s hit period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London is back with eight brand new episodes.

Here’s a plot recap for Season 9’s sixth episode, which aired at 8pm on Sunday 9th February 2020 on BBC One:

Fred (Cliff Parisi) has been growing his large marrows for the Poplar Horticultural Show, set for the Bank Holiday at the end of the month but is saddened when he sees that the event has been cancelled.

In an attempt to reinstate it, Fred tries to enlist Violet (Annabelle Apsion) and Reggie (Daniel Laurie), but Violet refuses to help on account of her many responsibilities as councillor and shop keeper.

Reggie on the other hand is keen to help Fred, who suddenly finds himself a little out of his depth trying to drum up interest from the locals.

It’s only when Sister Hilda (Fenella Woolgar) steps in that momentum starts to build.

At the Turners, Shelagh (Laura Main) receives a phone call from the Hong Kong Adoption Agency who have alarming news.

Someone from May’s past has arrived in the UK and is keen to see the little girl.

The Turners must decide how to react as they hope to keep their plans to adopt her on track.

Meanwhile, at clinic, Valerie’s (Jennifer Kirby) cousin Maureen (Juliet Oldfield) is heavily pregnant and hoping her baby will be born on Thursday, the same date as her dad and grandad.

Though they’ve passed away, she thinks it’ll connect them – only her due date isn’t so soon.

Season 8 is available on DVD on Amazon.