Episode Info: Nurse Jenny Lee arrives at Nonnatus House in Londons East End to begin her work as a midwife. Naive and unused to the harsh conditions of the borough, she must rise above her misgivings if she is to succeed in her new role.
Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s to late 1960s.
Based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth; the story follows 22-year-old Jenny, who in 1957 leaves her comfortable home to become a midwife in Londons East End. She is surprised to find that she will be living in a convent: Nonnatus House. Working alongside fellow nurses and the medically-trained nuns, Jenny has her eyes opened to the harsh living conditions of the slums, but she also discovers the warm hearts and the bravery of the mothers. Even after Jenny leaves Nonnatus, she continues to chronicle the lives of the midwives who have become her family.