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The marvellous medics are challenged like never before this week as they face two rare cases.

First up, a Nigerian man causes panic when he goes into hiding with what he, and everyone else, fears is a deadly case of smallpox.

Thankfully, lovely Reggie is back for a visit and both he and Sister Monica Joan bond with the terrified man.

Meanwhile, Lucille does her best to help a pregnant woman who, due to the traumatic delivery of her first baby, now has a severe phobia of giving birth.

There’s light relief, though, as busy bees Vi and Fred organise the annual Poplar Picnic, while there are smiles all round as two much-loved Nonnatus House favourites return to join in
the fun…