With Chummy now busy falling off her bike in Sierra Leone, ‘Call the Midwife’ is shorn of one of the reliable sources of the light relief that sneaked it into an early Sunday evening slot. On the basis of tonight’s episode, one of the nuns had better develop a gift for hilarious pratfalls pretty soon, otherwise this could turn routinely grim.
Jenny is seconded to a short-staffed hospital nearby, but finds herself looking after an old flame under the beady eye of a bullying surgeon. Back at Nonnatus, church mouse Cynthia finds herself struggling with the earthy banter of the east end and dealing with a pair of belligerent twins. Mavis and Meg really don’t want to be helped but, when Mave’s birth turns nasty, they have little choice. An even higher blood-and-guts ratio than usual; expect new comic relief to arrive presently.
90 Degree Melt
Bringing grilled cheese to hungry Londoners, gourmet style, since 2016. On Mile End Road – about a two-minute walk from Stepney Green tube – 90 Degree Melt offers up some serious comfort food in the cheesiest fashion. The menu focuses on tapas style grilled cheese. From ‘The Waldorf Melt’ with cheddar, brie, rocket, apples and caramelised onion to the ‘Harissa Melt’ packed with aubergine, tomatoes, spinach and Harissa paste, bound together with Edam cheese – there’ll definitely be something that tickles your taste buds. Founder Nidhi Sharma takes inspiration from her mother’s cooking and her time spent in the USA. The menu is simple, but wholesome, and 100 percent vegetarian. There are also options for drinks – both alcoholic and soft – that include a range of champagne cocktails and a small wine selection.
Venue says: “Happy Hours Monday - Friday 5-7pm! All sparkling cocktails £5 and Budweiser £2.50!”