Call The Midwife viewers appalled by pre-watershed violence

Episode featured distressing scenes of domestic abuse

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Call The Midwife returned to television screens on Sunday to the delight of viewers.

However some fans were shocked by violence and swearing shown before the watershed.

It involved abusive husband Lester who put his cigarette out on his wife and swore at his son.

Fans took to social media to hit out at the scenes being broadcast before 9pm.