TV Review – ‘Call the Midwife’, Series 9, Episode 5

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

I had a great time watching Series 9, Episode 5 of ‘Call the Midwife’ on Sunday night after seeing the ‘Doctor Who’ episode ‘Praxeus’. It featured quite a surprise development with Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne’s character. It’s one that I didn’t expect to occur and I believe it’s the first time it happened. 😀

In the episode, everyone is pretty excited about the release of the new movie ‘The Sound of Music’ at cinemas. Yeah it was released in 1965. I checked that. So that means this episode takes place sometime around late March/early April? I don’t blame people wanting to see ‘The Sound of Music’.

I’ve seen the movie! It’s good! 🙂 I really enjoyed Judy Parfitt as Sister Monica Joan wanting to see ‘The Sound of Music’ on the big screen. She tries to win two tickets at a raffle, but that doesn’t work out well. She even tries to persuade Sister Julienne for a group outing to see the movie, but that’s rejected.

But that might change concerning what Sister Julienne does later on in the episode. 😀 In the end, Dr. Turner and Shelagh’s two little girls win the raffle tickets for them to give them a night out together. It was nice Stephen McGann as Dr. Turner and Laura Main as Shelagh went to see ‘The Sound of Music’.

Meanwhile, Ella Bruccoleri as Sister Frances has trouble caring for a diabetic patient whilst the wife Samantha Spiro as Grace Calthorpe is quite rude to her. Yeah. That was quite unexpected as Mrs. Calthorpe was pleasantness at first before becoming rude later on. It turns out she is ill in this episode.

Sister Julienne also receives a bit of abuse from Grace in one of the ‘heated’ moments when she’s accused for not understanding what real-life is, being a sister at Nonnatus House and all. This leads to…Sister Julienne disrobe her sister clothes and end up in normal clothes, as she blends in for a bit. 🙂

Whoa! I didn’t expect to see that when watching the episode. It was so extraordinary to see Sister Julienne out in town without the sister headdress and all as she goes to enjoy seeing ‘The Sound of Music’ at the cinema. Naughty her! 😀 It soon leads to a group outing to see the film. This pleases Sister Monica. 😀

The episode also has a nice subplot featuring a loving married couple who have a baby. Karl Davies as Ronald Mallen gets anxious when becoming a father whilst Carla Langley as Aileen has the baby. Ronald becomes panicky when the baby has a quite odd birth mark which is called a ‘strawberry mark’.

Beforehand, Linda Bassett as Nurse Crane is quite annoyed when Ronald insists on being there with his wife during the delivery of the baby. I like the connection Fenella Woolgar as Sister Hilda makes with this married couple, especially Ronald who shares with her about his childhood in the episode. 🙂

The latest ‘Call the Midwife’ episode was very good to watch indeed. I liked ‘The Sound of Music’ being featured and how the characters react to it. It was astounding to see Sister Julienne in a new light I’ve never seen before and it was nice to see the plots featuring Grace Calthorpe as well as Ronald, Aileen and their baby.

Stay tuned for my review on Series 9, Episode 6 of ‘Call the Midwife’ on my blog next week.

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂


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