DI Chandler and DS Miles investigate the slaughter of four people at a tailor's fortified workshop. Ed Buchan, retained by Chandler as the team's historical adviser, believes that the huge archive at Whitechapel station will provide the necessary insight into this baffling crime.moreless
Jenny meets an eighty year old man, the gentle ex soldier Joe, who suffers from terrible leg ulcers. Jenny starts to form a friendship with the old man, but struggles with her revulsion at his filthy living conditions. Trixie and Cynthia deal with an older couple who are surprised by their pregnancy. The husband seems thrilled, becoming a father for the first time so late in his life, but the wife seems troubled by something. An old male friend of Jenny stops by with a favor to ask and Chummy keeps running into the police constable she ran over with her bike.moreless
Jenny meets Mary, a young Irish girl who is heavily pregnant and has ran away from a life of prostitution that she had been forced into by a man she loved. Jenny tries to help her in every way she can, though it might not be enough. Meanwhile a new midwife arrives at Nonnatus House, Chummy Browne, who is quite the fish out of the water. Though very eager to start her career as a midwife she makes slow progress, caused by her only passing her exam by a hair and her inability to ride a bicycle, which lands everyone in a spot of difficulty. Chummy struggles to show her worth.moreless
Newly qualified midwife Jenny Lee begins her career at what she assumes is a small private hospital, but which turns out to be a nursing convent called Nonnatus House situated in the East End of London. Initially she has trouble getting used to her new colleagues and the extremely poor surroundings of her patients, but eventually she settles in and is given her first case - the care of a Spanish woman pregnant for the 25th time, a case which is complicated by the fact that the woman does not speak English.moreless
The Philadelphia Experiment -- UFO investigator Morris Jessup received a letter in 1956 claiming the Navy conducted a test in teleportation and invisibility during WWII. The experiment supposedly made the USS Eldridge temporarily disappear.
Ape-Man Army -- Early in the 20th century, Soviet scientist Dr. Ilya Ivanov experimented in cross breeding humans with apes. His goal was an army of soldiers as smart as humans, but as strong as gorillas.
Zapped to Death -- Thomas Edison's efforts to gain the upper hand in the electrification of America including gruesome publicity stunts like electrocuting an elephant to death and developing the electric chair.