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Call The Midwife fans left 'sobbing' after harrowing storyline

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Call the Midwife returned with a tenth season and fans were hooked after just one episode of the popular BBC One drama. Viewers took to Twitter on Sunday night to praise the period show for covering sensitive topics.

The new season of Call the Midwife has begun with lots of familiar faces back at Nonnatus House.

The BBC series reached the year 1966 and the first episode of season 10 brought more drama and babies onto the screen.

The season began with Sister Julienne (played by Jenny Agutter) debating whether a nearby private clinic might be of help when it comes to keeping Nonnatus House afloat.

Sister Monica Joan (Judy Parfitt), on the other hand, continued to struggle with her crisis of faith.

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The episode also featured some emotional plot lines, as one pregnancy came to a devastating conclusion.

Those watching at home saw nurse Lucille Anderson (Leonie Elliott) help a patient deliver a baby boy, but sadly the child was stillborn.

She noticed the baby had no legs below the knees, leaving the parents with a lot of questions.

This led Dr Turner (Stephen McGann) to worry this could be another Thalidomide case.

Viewers praised the programme and expressed their joy at its return for a tenth season.

Many commented on the longevity of the show, with one fan saying: “10 years on and still one of the best drama’s on television, long may it continue #CallTheMidwife”

Some viewers were glad to see the show back, but knew full well they’d now be in for a rollercoaster of emotions every Sunday night.

One viewer noted: “And we’re back to crying every Sunday evening #CallTheMidwife How does anyone ever cope with that happening?”



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