The residents of Nonnatus House will be back on our screens as BBC confirms a Call The Midwife Christmas special in December 2018, with series 8 to follow in 2019.
Fans of the heart-wrenching drama will be pleased to know, BBC have confirmed to us Call The Midwife will be back with a Christmas special this December 2018. The much loved series which has tackled many historical issues left us viewers devastated with the death of Barbara in series seven, so what can we expect to see from the nurses in the festive special?…
The festive episode will see acclaimed actress Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter’s, Professor Sprout) pick up the role as the formidable Sister Mildred who arrives unexpectedly at Nonnatus House with four Chinese orphans who after being found abandoned in Hong Kong are being adopted in the UK as part of the World Refugee Project. As the Christmas celebrations get into full swing you can expect these little visitors will cause joy and chaos in equal measure.
Views favourite Trixie also returns to Poplar in this years special as she cover for the Sisters as they leave for the Mother House.
Made by Neal Street Productions for BBC One, Call the midwife was the highest rated show on Christmas Day with 9.5 million viewers.
Dame Pippa Harris, Executive Producer said; “We are all thrilled to be filming once again with our beloved team of midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House. This year we have the additional treat of Miriam Margolyes as a guest star and cannot wait for audiences to see her as the formidable Sister Mildred. We hope that viewers will also warmly embrace our two new Sisters, played by Fenella and Ella, and the fabulous Georgie Glen who plays Doctor Turner’s indomitable new receptionist, Miss Higgins. It’s an honour to have such skilful, and charismatic actors joining the cast and bringing Heidi Thomas’s wonderful scripts to life.”
Exact dates and times have yet to be confirmed for the Christmas TV special but we’ll make sure to keep you up-to-date.
(All images credited to:BBC / Neal Street Productions)
We can’t wait for our regular Sunday night visit to Nonnatus House to be back on our screens this Christmas.