We’ve just about stopped sobbing after Barbara’s shocking death last week but now we have to ready ourselves for her funeral.

Poor Phyllis is struggling with both her grief and a bad back, while a shell-shocked Tom is also finding it tough to cope.

But the Nonnatus House women soon have to get back to the business of life, and while Sister Monica Joan worries that her birthday won’t be celebrated, Shelagh takes charge of a new load of patients from a nearby maternity home that has closed down.

Elsewhere, confused elderly man Donald (David Calder) gives cause for concern. Some beautiful scenes make a fitting ending to an eventful series.