The maternity home faces closure and Barbara cares for a Chinese first-time mother.
An explosion at the docks brings heartache to the people of Poplar.
New Season: The midwives receive a rapturous and warm welcome home from their South African adventure, but all is not well at Nonnatus House.
Season Finale. Nonnatus House is thrown into disarray by a tragedy even closer to home. Poplar matriarch Tessie is forced to accept that her grandchild has been conceived out of wedlock.
As Dr Turner shares his excitement about the release of the contraceptive pill, not all of his counterparts at Nonnatus House are as keen for the social change it may bring.
When prostitute Lizzie is too ashamed of social judgement to report a violent attack, it allows a dangerous man to go free and target others, including one attack which rocks Nonnatus House to its core.
Fred and Violet's relationship grows stronger when a back injury forces Violet to put her beloved shop in Fred's care, with unforeseen consequences.
On secondment at a busy local hospital, Sister Julienne is impressed by the medical advances that are saving the lives of mothers and babies. But a traumatic birth raises moral questions for her which she struggles to answer.
A rare disease spreads around Poplar Street, and Patsy and Dr Turner try to trace the outbreak to its source.
Barbara faces the biggest test of her career while treating a pregnant woman whose dockworker husband is struggling to support her.
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