an unexpected call interrupts the Christmas festivities. A group of midwives have been requested to travel out to South Africa to work at Hope Clinic and help save it.
The team reunite but all is not well when a change of management shakes up Nonnatus House.
An explosion at the docks brings heartache to the people of Poplar.
The maternity home faces closure and Barbara cares for a Chinese first-time mother.
An expectant mother with financial struggles enters into a painful arrangement with her cousin.