‘Call the Midwife,’ ‘Home Fires’ Return Sunday, April 2; VU Nursing Blog on April 3

Call the Midwife and Home Fires, two dramas highlighting communities of women, premiere Sunday, April 2, on NPT with compelling and powerful episodes.

Babies and battles

The sixth season of Call the Midwife begins in 1962 amid numerous societal shifts and a leadership contest between Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) and the austere Sister Ursula (Harriet Walker). This season, the Nonnatus House midwives continue to address medical and personal dilemmas while helping mothers and the Poplar community cope with family responsibilities, disease and social prejudice.

Watch Call the Midwife Sundays at 7 p.m., April 2 through May 21, then read our weekly recap blog written by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Michelle Collins and Bethany Domzal Sanders each Monday.

Keeping calm, carrying on

Also returning Sunday is Home Fires on Masterpiece. The storyline resumes in June 1940 for the series’ second and final season. Francesca Annis (Reckless) and Samantha Bond (whom you may remember as Downton Abbey’s Lady Rosamund Painswick) anchor this series revolving around women who pull together to face the challenges of wartime life in an English village. As the season opens, Alison and Laura face the consequences of their actions; while Sarah and the Brindleys await news of their loved ones.

Home Fires airs Sundays at 8 p.m., April 2 through May 7; the first season is now available on NPT Passport.

Find our full programming lineup at http://www.wnpt.org/schedule/.

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