Last Updated on March 9, 2024

“Call the Midwife,” inspired by the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London’s East End. 

Call the Midwife (Season 13), courtesy BBC Studios


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Created and written by Heidi Thomas, the long-running period series follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care.

Season 13 of “Call the Midwife” continues to explore complex medical and personal situations on the midwifery and district nursing rounds. It is now 1969, and the British period drama returns with Poplar coping with the popularity of home births under the auspices of the Sisters.

Call the Midwife (Season 13), courtesy BBC Studios

This season will see stories from within the Sylheti and Nigerian communities and from around the docks, covering issues surrounding Cerebral Palsy, Congenital Hip Dysplasia, Tetanus, Porphyria and TB. Season 13 will also see stories of poor housing challenges and health issues for the nurses, midwives, and nuns of the Nonnatus House.

Below, we let you know when “Call the Midwife” (Season 13) airs on PBS, share episode descriptions and a preview. As always, check local listings. Recently aired episodes will be available to watch for free online for a limited time. 

“Call the Midwife” is AVAILABLE to STREAM





Call the Midwife (Season 13) Episode Airdates and Descriptions

Call the Midwife (Season 13), courtesy BBC Studios

“Call the Midwife” (Season 13) Premieres on PBS Sundays, March 17 – May 5, 2024, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET.

PBS Passport members can enjoy a 30-Day Early Episodic Release: Friday, February 16, 2024 – Friday, April 5, 2024



Episode 1
Sunday, March 17, 2024 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nonnatus House kicks off a new pupil midwife training. Dr. Turner supervises the delivery of a baby whose mother has cerebral palsy. The “Raise the Roof Campaign” for better pay and conditions creates a divide of opinion among the nurses.

Episode 2
Sunday, March 24, 2024 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Shelagh and Joyce assist a heavily pregnant woman dealing with a severe mold infestation in her new flat. Nancy attends a “Raise the Roof Campaign” meeting against some of her peers’ wishes. Trixie takes secret driving lessons from Fred.

Episode 3
Sunday, March 31, 2024 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Violet and Matthew are worried about Fred’s ability to serve as the mayor’s consort. Later, Fred falls ill after a minor injury. Meanwhile, the Nonnatus team is thrown into turmoil when a newborn baby is diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia.

Episode 4
Sunday, April 7, 2024 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The pupil midwives reach their third month of training. An anxious Trixie receives an urgent phone call that leads to dire consequences for her patient. Elsewhere, the Turner’s Apollo 11 moon landing party is in full swing at Nonnatus House.

Episode 5
Sunday, April 14, 2024 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s summertime in Poplar, and during Violet’s first event as mayor, a young mother goes into labor. Among the chaos, May sneaks off and Shelagh receives an unexpected visit from her social worker, which puts her on edge.

Episode 6
Sunday, April 21, 2024 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

As the summer ends, the pupil midwives prepare for their final while two little brothers are abandoned at a church. Trixie learns about Matthew’s financial woes. Nancy confronts Nurse Crase for her attitude towards the “Raise the Roof” campaign.

Episode 7
Sunday, April 28, 2024 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rosalind oversees the care of a teenage mum and uncovers a disturbing truth. Trixie and Matthew struggle with their change in fortune, while Joyce receives an unexpected visitor.

Episode 8
Sunday, May 5, 2024 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Miss Higgins receives an unexpected visitor, and Sister Monica ruffles feathers. Poplar votes for its Mother of the Year.





“Call the Midwife” stars Jenny Agutter, Linda Bassett, Judy Parfitt, Ella Bruccoleri, Helen George, Laura Main, Stephen McGann, Cliff Parisi, Annabelle Apsion, Georgie Glen, Max Macmillan, Daniel Laurie, Zephryn Taitte, Megan Cusack, Olly Rix.

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