Call the Midwife Christmas special 2020 is already under way and this year our favourite Nonnatus House midwives will celebrate the festive season at home in Poplar.
UPDATE: Filming has now resumed for the Call The Midwife Christmas special for the tenth anniversary of the show. This year’s episode will be 90-minutes and it looks like it’s going to be a really fantastic episode. Everyone at Nonnatus House is looking forward to traditional celebrations with all the trimmings but nothing goes to plan. Sister Monica Joan is rushed to hospital and Trixie receives a subscription to a Marriage Bureau as a Christmas gift.
There is a surprise reunion for Shelagh which involves her in a deeply moving birth and the circus arrives in Poplar, bringing new friendships, new experiences and an exciting adventure for Nurse Crane.
Dame Pippa Harris, Executive Producer, says: “Alongside the rest of the country, we have all been devastated to see how Covid-19 has affected people around the world. Our midwives and nurses may not be the front-line heroes of today’s NHS, but by getting back to work, they, and we, hope to bring some joy and respite into people’s lives.
“In such difficult times, the values of Call The Midwife seem more resonant than ever. In series ten we will continue to celebrate the skill and bravery of the UK’s NHS whilst bringing laughter and love into our homes.”
Heidi Thomas, Creator, Writer and Executive Producer, says: “Everyone is overjoyed to be whisking the dust sheets off Nonnatus House and getting back to filming after lockdown.
“It is a particular thrill to be able to deliver the Christmas Special on time, just as we promised at the start of the pandemic. We are very much a family at Call The Midwife, and like families everywhere, we have missed each other. We will now be putting more love and energy into our work than ever and can’t wait to share Series 10 with our fantastic, loyal audience.”
Mona Qureshi, Executive Producer for the BBC, says: “We are so delighted that the Call The Midwife team are able to re-assemble to bring us Series 10 for the new year, and that they will also be gifting us a Christmas special for 2020 – the warm embrace of the nuns and midwives of Poplar feels especially needed this year!”
The show is being filmed with strict guidelines in place and filming for series 10 in 2021 will have seven one-hour episodes instead of eight.
UPDATE: Filming and script writing for the special has been stopped due to COVID-19. However show bosses are hopeful that the Christmas special can be filmed once governments issue the advice it is safe to do so, stating the Christmas special is their top priority for filming, according to Radio Times who spoke to showrunner Heidi Thomas.
Surprisingly it’s been three years since the Christmas episode was set in Poplar and fans of this popular TV series are already counting down to this years festive episode.
This year the midwives can look forward to snow, tinsel, Christmas trees and Christmas dinner and after last year’s icy cold trip to the remote Outer Hebrides, the midwives will enjoy the comforts of being back at home.
It’s hard to believe that as of 23rd February 2020, we will have watched 78 episodes of Call the Midwife and we can’t wait for this year’s snowy festive special.
Writer, Heidi Thomas, is keeping quiet about what’s in store for the midwives and this time everyone will be staying ‘at home’ and yes, there will be babies, according to RadioTimes.
Will you watch this year’s Christmas Call the Midwife episode and will there be a special Christmas delivery? We’re already looking forward to it!