A moving, intimate, funny and, above all, true-to-life look at the colorful stories of midwifery and families in East London in the Fifties, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth. When Jenny Lee first arrives in Poplar, she knows nothing about hardship, poverty or indeed, life itself. Attached to an order of nursing nuns at Nonnatus House, Jenny is part of a team of midwives who visit expectant mothers, providing the poorest women with the best possible care.
Valerie Dyer oversees the care of an expectant Somali woman and is shocked when she uncovers a troubling aspect to this unfamiliar culture. The Nonnatus family unite to provide the very best care for Sister Mary Cynthia.