‘Call the Midwife’ recap: What happened in Season 10 Episode 1?

The tenth season of Call the Midwife began in the UK tonight!

Following last year’s filming delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, seven brand new episodes are finally here.

The BBC’s hit period drama series about a group of nurse midwives in the East End of London first aired in 2012, based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth.

The new season of Call the Midwife will premiere in the US later this year on PBS.

Here’s a plot recap for the opening episode, which aired on BBC One at 8pm on Sunday 18th April 2021:

Change is on the horizon in Poplar.

Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) must determine whether a private clinic venture that will generate much needed income for Nonnatus House is a suitable workplace for the Sisters, and enlists the help of Trixie (Helen George).

The plan causes great tension between Sister Julienne and Dr Turner (Stephen McGann) who is strongly against private health care.

Their first falling out in over 20 years is felt by all, in particular Shelagh (Laura Main) who feels caught in the middle.

Trixie, however, is thrilled to be challenged professionally and agrees to spend six weeks at the Lady Emily Clinic.

Lucille (Leonie Elliott) and Sister Frances (Ella Bruccoleri) are startled when a baby boy is born without legs below the knee.

Sister Frances alerts Dr Turner, who frets this could be another Thalidomide case.

Perturbed by the event, he determines to uncover the cause.

Meanwhile, with the Church’s financial support, Cyril (Zephryn Taite) moves into the flat above the Buckle’s paper shop.

Sister Monica Joan’s (Judy Parfitt) crisis of faith continues to weigh heavily on her mind.

Season 9 is available on DVD on Amazon.