Keep the faith?

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Sister Julienne questions the nature of absolute faith when she meets a Christian Scientist couple who refuse medicine for their new-born baby. Things become more complex when the parents are accused of harming their child and Dr Turner’s involvement in the case forces him to face his own demons.

Barbara uses her initiative to try and communicate with a pregnant Sylheti woman, who cannot speak English. It soon becomes clear to the midwives that using the woman’s young son to translate comes with a whole new set of problems.

Elsewhere, Sister Mary Cynthia returns and Fred meets a woman who catches his eye.


Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.