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** "O Come, O Come, Emanuel" from the 2012 Christmas special. The solo is sung by Laura Main (Sister Bernadette), a trained soprano, and by Sister Bernadette herself in-universe.
** For "Children in Need" in 2013, Stephen [=McGann=] (Dr Turner) and Laura Main recorded a version of "When I Fall In Love (It Will Be Forever)". The BBC released it as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzRHrnoxb8w a music video]], and then the two [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_0m4cjOEIM performed it live]]. The reaction of the fandom was [[{{Squee}} predictable]], to say the least.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
** "O Come, O Come, Emanuel" from the 2012 Christmas special. The solo is sung by Laura Main (Sister Bernadette), a trained soprano, and by Sister Bernadette herself in-universe.
** For "Children in Need" in 2013, Stephen [=McGann=] (Dr Turner) and Laura Main recorded a version of "When I Fall In Love (It Will Be Forever)". The BBC released it as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzRHrnoxb8w a music video]], and then the two [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_0m4cjOEIM performed it live]]. The reaction of the fandom was [[{{Squee}} predictable]], to say the least.


* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Did Sheilagh really leave the order out of a great love for dr. Turner? Or was he mainly a ticket out for her, allowing her to leave behind a life she wasn't entirely happy in? We see as early as season one how she seems to long to be one of "the girls" (ie the young midwives), having fun together and going out together. In the episode she goes into her room and lets her hair down, staring at herself in the mirror, clearly unsure of whether life as a nun is really what she wants anymore. When dr. Turner then expresses interest in her it provides her with a reason for leaving the order.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Did Sheilagh Shelagh really leave the order out of a great love for dr.Dr. Turner? Or was he mainly a ticket out for her, allowing her to leave behind a life she wasn't entirely happy in? We see as early as season one how she seems to long to be one of "the girls" (ie the young midwives), having fun together and going out together. In the episode she goes into her room and lets her hair down, staring at herself in the mirror, clearly unsure of whether life as a nun is really what she wants anymore. When dr.Dr. Turner then expresses interest in her it provides her with a reason for leaving the order.



* ShipsThatPassInTheNight: On Tumblr, there are a few fans who ship Nurse Barbara Gilbert with Trixie's former fiance, Rev. Tom Hereward, with the explanation that their personalities are better suited. Also, Barbara is a vicar's daughter, which might make her more understanding of the life of a curate than Trixie seemed to be. There have even been a few fanfictions featuring this ship. This shipping is despite the fact that in canon, Tom and Barbara have shared very few scenes together and have had no conversations of any substance. [[spoiler:Until the 2015 Christmas special, during which the two shared some adorably flirty moments and Tom couldn't seem to take his eyes off Barbara whenever they were in the same room. By the 2017 special, they were married. Does the fandom know their head writer, or what?]]

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* ShipsThatPassInTheNight: On Tumblr, Tumblr during series 4, there are were a few fans who ship started shippping Nurse Barbara Gilbert with Trixie's former fiance, Rev. Tom Hereward, with the explanation that their personalities are better suited. Also, Barbara is a vicar's daughter, which might make her more understanding of the life of a curate than Trixie seemed to be. There have were even been a few fanfictions featuring this ship. ship during that time. This shipping is was despite the fact that in canon, series 4, Tom and Barbara have shared very few scenes together and have had had no conversations of any substance. [[spoiler:Until the 2015 Christmas special, during which the two shared some adorably flirty moments and Tom couldn't seem to take his eyes off Barbara whenever they were in the same room. By the 2017 special, they were married. Does the fandom know their head writer, or what?]]

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* {{Narm}}: Some storylines wrap up just a little ''too'' conveniently for one to be able to take it seriously. As an example there is a season six episode where the maternity home might be shut down in favour of larger maternity hospital wards. The man charged with deciding the fate of the maternity home is not impressed by it and points out to Dr. Turner and Sheilagh why he thinks hospital wards are far better. At that ''exact moment'' a grandmother comes rushing in with a sick infant and the Turners save the day, convincing the man who a minute ago was wholeheartedly convinced that maternity homes were obsolete.
** The actor playing Dr. Turner is prone to overacting dramatic moments, making them narm-y rather than gripping.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Did Sheilagh really leave the order out of a great love for dr. Turner? Or was he mainly a ticket out for her, allowing her to leave behind a life she wasn't entirely happy in? We see as early as season one how she seems to long to be one of "the girls" (ie the young midwives), having fun together and going out together. In the episode she goes into her room and lets her hair down, staring at herself in the mirror, clearly unsure of whether life as a nun is really what she wants anymore. When dr. Turner then expresses interest in her it provides her with a reason for leaving the order.


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*** It's still common practice in Sweden today (and presumably the rest of Scandinavia). We leave our babies outside in their prams to have a nap, even when it's the dead of winter and well below freezing. They seem to sleep better in the fresh air, and I guess Swedes simply have enough trust in the general community that nobody expects their babies to be stolen. Though it's mainly people who live in houses rather than apartment buildings who do this, as the babies then remain right outside their door. Some have their babies in the back yard but others outside their front door.


* RomanticPlotTumor: The romance between Dr. Turner and Sister Bernadette. It comes completely out of nowhere, the chemistry is quite forced, and it proceeds to take up far too much time for the rest of the season. For the rest of the series, suffice to say that if you're not a shipper you'll tire of the amount of screentime given to the pair.





* RomanticPlotTumor: The romance between Dr. Turner and Sister Bernadette. It comes completely out of nowhere and proceeds to take up far too much time for the rest of the season. For the rest of the series, suffice to say that if you're not a shipper you'll tire of the amount of screentime given to the pair.

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* RomanticPlotTumor: The romance between Dr. Turner and Sister Bernadette. It comes completely out of nowhere nowhere, the chemistry is quite forced, and it proceeds to take up far too much time for the rest of the season. For the rest of the series, suffice to say that if you're not a shipper you'll tire of the amount of screentime given to the pair.

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* RomanticPlotTumor: The romance between Dr. Turner and Sister Bernadette. It comes completely out of nowhere and proceeds to take up far too much time for the rest of the season. For the rest of the series, suffice to say that if you're not a shipper you'll tire of the amount of screentime given to the pair.


** In 4X04, Tom tries to explain to a frustrated Trixie why he is devoted to his work as a man of God and is willing to be relocated by the Bishop with little notice. His anecdote about a grieving widower asking him to explain God's plan and why life was worth living following the death of his young wife is hard to watch [[spoiler: following the events of 07X07]]

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** In 4X04, Tom tries to explain to a frustrated Trixie why he is devoted to his work as a man of God and is willing to be relocated by the Bishop with little notice. His anecdote about a grieving widower asking him to explain God's plan and why life was worth living following the death of his young wife is hard to watch [[spoiler: following after the events of 07X07]]07X07.]]


** In 4X04, Tom tries to explain to a frustrated Trixie why he is devoted to his work as Reverand and is willing to be relocated by the Bishop with little notice. His anecdote about a grieving widower asking him to explain God's plan and why life was worth living following the death of his young wife is hard to watch [[spoiler: following the events of 07X07]]

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** In 4X04, Tom tries to explain to a frustrated Trixie why he is devoted to his work as Reverand a man of God and is willing to be relocated by the Bishop with little notice. His anecdote about a grieving widower asking him to explain God's plan and why life was worth living following the death of his young wife is hard to watch [[spoiler: following the events of 07X07]]

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** In 4X04, Tom tries to explain to a frustrated Trixie why he is devoted to his work as Reverand and is willing to be relocated by the Bishop with little notice. His anecdote about a grieving widower asking him to explain God's plan and why life was worth living following the death of his young wife is hard to watch [[spoiler: following the events of 07X07]]


* DeliberateValuesDissonance: It is considered merely strange that the family in the first episode has 24 kids (with the 25th on the way), not to mention that the husband apparently married the wife and brought her to England when she was ''14.'' Sister Julienne even says that she might even have been younger than that, and in RealLife Jennifer Worth reckoned that Conchita was eleven or twelve when she left Spain.
** ''Everyone,'' including doctors, nurses, and pregnant women, smokes. It's even a bonding moment for Sister Bernadette and Dr Turner after a hard delivery!
** The resolution to Mary's story: [[spoiler: her daughter is taken from her without her consent and put up for adoption, given that Mary is only 15, homeless, and both uneducated and untrained]]. This is portrayed by the priest as being the best possible outcome to her situation, but it still triggers a HeroicBSOD in Mary.
** When the Redmond baby was abducted, no one apparently thought it was unusual that the mother left the baby outside and alone in her pram on the sidewalk of a busy street, while she herself stayed inside to do the laundry.
*** In 1950s Britain it wasn't uncommon for people to leave their babies in prams outside their houses while they did something inside. It wasn't necessarily something everyone did, but it was considered safe to do so by the people who did. It was taken as obvious that sleeping outdoors was good for children, and many houses had no yard or garden- it was also normal for children from poor areas to play in the street almost as soon as they could walk (there were very few cars and so many children played there it was assumed the older ones were watching.)
*** It was still not unusual in the late sixties for baby to be left to sleep, in a pram not dissimilar to the ones we see in CTM, on the front path looking out into the street. This was partly for the fresh air, partly because it decreased the likelihood of the baby waking up bumping up the steps and partly, it was said, because they'd have something to look at when they woke.
** The Golly dolls that Sister Monica Joan knits are now almost universally recognised in Britain as [[{{Blackface}} an extremely regressive and stereotypical image of black people]]. Trixie refers to them as "Gollies" rather than "Golliwogs" since this was probably at the point when "wog" on its own started being used as a slur against Black people.
** Sister Bernadette and Sister [[spoiler:Julienne]]'s respective conflicts between their religious calling and their romantic feelings might not have had the same outcome in modern times. The Church of England started ordaining women as vicars in 1994, so it's possible that they might have chosen that option if it had been available to them at the time.
** In Season 4 Episode 3, the kindhearted Sergeant Noakes testifies against a man in court for homosexual behavior. Later Fred asks the same man to leave a community organization.



* ValuesDissonance: It is considered merely strange that the family in the first episode has 24 kids (with the 25th on the way), not to mention that the husband apparently married the wife and brought her to England when she was ''14.'' Sister Julienne even says that she might even have been younger than that, and in RealLife Jennifer Worth reckoned that Conchita was eleven or twelve when she left Spain.
** ''Everyone,'' including doctors, nurses, and pregnant women, smokes. It's even a bonding moment for Sister Bernadette and Dr Turner after a hard delivery!
** The resolution to Mary's story: [[spoiler: her daughter is taken from her without her consent and put up for adoption, given that Mary is only 15, homeless, and both uneducated and untrained]]. This is portrayed by the priest as being the best possible outcome to her situation, but it still triggers a HeroicBSOD in Mary.
** When the Redmond baby was abducted, no one apparently thought it was unusual that the mother left the baby outside and alone in her pram on the sidewalk of a busy street, while she herself stayed inside to do the laundry.
*** In 1950s Britain it wasn't uncommon for people to leave their babies in prams outside their houses while they did something inside. It wasn't necessarily something everyone did, but it was considered safe to do so by the people who did. It was taken as obvious that sleeping outdoors was good for children, and many houses had no yard or garden- it was also normal for children from poor areas to play in the street almost as soon as they could walk (there were very few cars and so many children played there it was assumed the older ones were watching.)
*** It was still not unusual in the late sixties for baby to be left to sleep, in a pram not dissimilar to the ones we see in CTM, on the front path looking out into the street. This was partly for the fresh air, partly because it decreased the likelihood of the baby waking up bumping up the steps and partly, it was said, because they'd have something to look at when they woke.
** The Golly dolls that Sister Monica Joan knits are now almost universally recognised in Britain as [[{{Blackface}} an extremely regressive and stereotypical image of black people]]. Trixie refers to them as "Gollies" rather than "Golliwogs" since this was probably at the point when "wog" on its own started being used as a slur against Black people.
** Sister Bernadette and Sister [[spoiler:Julienne]]'s respective conflicts between their religious calling and their romantic feelings might not have had the same outcome in modern times. The Church of England started ordaining women as vicars in 1994, so it's possible that they might have chosen that option if it had been available to them at the time.
** In Season 4 Episode 3, the kindhearted Sergeant Noakes testifies against a man in court for homosexual behavior. Later Fred asks the same man to leave a community organization.

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* ValuesDissonance: It is considered merely strange that the family in the first episode has 24 kids (with the 25th on the way), not to mention that the husband apparently married the wife and brought her to England when she was ''14.'' Sister Julienne even says that she might even have been younger than that, and in RealLife Jennifer Worth reckoned that Conchita was eleven or twelve when she left Spain.
** ''Everyone,'' including doctors, nurses, and pregnant women, smokes. It's even a bonding moment for Sister Bernadette and Dr Turner after a hard delivery!
** The resolution to Mary's story: [[spoiler: her daughter is taken from her without her consent and put up for adoption, given that Mary is only 15, homeless, and both uneducated and untrained]]. This is portrayed by the priest as being the best possible outcome to her situation, but it still triggers a HeroicBSOD in Mary.
** When the Redmond baby was abducted, no one apparently thought it was unusual that the mother left the baby outside and alone in her pram on the sidewalk of a busy street, while she herself stayed inside to do the laundry.
*** In 1950s Britain it wasn't uncommon for people to leave their babies in prams outside their houses while they did something inside. It wasn't necessarily something everyone did, but it was considered safe to do so by the people who did. It was taken as obvious that sleeping outdoors was good for children, and many houses had no yard or garden- it was also normal for children from poor areas to play in the street almost as soon as they could walk (there were very few cars and so many children played there it was assumed the older ones were watching.)
*** It was still not unusual in the late sixties for baby to be left to sleep, in a pram not dissimilar to the ones we see in CTM, on the front path looking out into the street. This was partly for the fresh air, partly because it decreased the likelihood of the baby waking up bumping up the steps and partly, it was said, because they'd have something to look at when they woke.
** The Golly dolls that Sister Monica Joan knits are now almost universally recognised in Britain as [[{{Blackface}} an extremely regressive and stereotypical image of black people]]. Trixie refers to them as "Gollies" rather than "Golliwogs" since this was probably at the point when "wog" on its own started being used as a slur against Black people.
** Sister Bernadette and Sister [[spoiler:Julienne]]'s respective conflicts between their religious calling and their romantic feelings might not have had the same outcome in modern times. The Church of England started ordaining women as vicars in 1994, so it's possible that they might have chosen that option if it had been available to them at the time.
** In Season 4 Episode 3, the kindhearted Sergeant Noakes testifies against a man in court for homosexual behavior. Later Fred asks the same man to leave a community organization.

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* LesYay: It took all of ''one scene'' for fans to start shipping Valerie Dyer and Lucille Anderson. Their closeness and warmth with each other -- and particularly Valerie's ongoing protectiveness of and obvious care for Lucille -- verges on romantic, including a notable shot of them HoldingHands after a particularly tragic case.

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** Then the death of [[spoiler: Barbara shortly after she and Tom returned, made even more painful by the HopeSpot where it appears that she is recovering before she reveal that her hands are worse and she's losing sensation in them.]]


* WriterCopOut: [[spoiler: The 2015 ChristmasSpecial builds and builds to what looks like a [[TearJerker emotional and poignant death]] for Sister Monica Joan. Then right at the end...she just gets better. Out of nowhere. [[StatusQuoIsGod And everything goes back to the way it was.]] It's so unexpected that it honestly seems like the writers planned to kill her off but changed their minds right at the last moment. Perhaps because Sister Monica Joan is such a beloved character and staple of the series.]]

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* WriterCopOut: [[spoiler: The 2015 ChristmasSpecial builds and builds to what looks like a [[TearJerker emotional and poignant death]] for Sister Monica Joan. Then right at the end...she just gets better. Out of nowhere. [[StatusQuoIsGod And everything goes back to the way it was.]] It's so unexpected that it honestly seems like the writers planned to kill her off but changed their minds right at the last moment. Perhaps because Sister Monica Joan is such a beloved character and staple of the series -- or because Pam Ferris (Sister Evangelina) had by then decided to leave the show and retire from acting, resulting in Evangelina's death at the end of the subsequent series.]]

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