The beloved nurses and nuns of Nonnatus House return to warm your heart as they care for the poorest women in London's East End. Life never stands still as the midwives face surprise pregnancy, disease, blossoming romance and missing friends.
Iris, May, and Ruby are sisters living in Liverpool after WWI. Dutiful, devout Iris runs the household efficiently in place of their deceased mother. Wayward, dreamy May works as a maid but longs to act. And feisty, ambitious Ruby sells corsets to keep the family afloat. With their overbearing father and war-tormented brother, they struggle through poverty, passions, and profound disappointments.
Cranford [DVDC 4011 pt. 1]: Adapted from Elizabeth Gaskell's novels, the five-episode miniseries Cranford focuses on female characters in the 19th-century British town to thematically contemplate encroaching modernity in rural England. With the camera roving house to house, each drama within the grander story is constructed of scenes featuring dialogue between several gossipy ladies obsessed with moral code, romantic ideas about courtship, and social...
The life and times of a group of midwives working at Nonnatus House--a nursing convent serving the impoverished of East London in the late 1950s and early 1960s--are chronicled in this appealing British series based on true events. The women learn powerful lessons about life's struggles while visiting with expectant mothers and poor children.