The Call The Midwife Christmas special will premiere on BBC One on Christmas Day (Monday December 25th) at 7:40pm, it has been announced.
Call The Midwife is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, who was a district midwife in London’s east end during the 1950′s. The period drama is produced by Neal Street Productions abd stars Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Judy Parfitt, Helen George, Bryony Hannah, Laura Main, Cliff Parisi, Charlotte Ritchie and Linda Bassett. The BBC has already renewed Call The Midwife through to its ninth season in 2020.
In this year’s special, Boxing Day brings a large snowfall that covers the country. The weather causes major disruption across Poplar as the roads become blocked and pipes freeze. The milk float struggles to make its deliveries and Trixie’s holiday with Christopher is cancelled due to the snow. Valerie helps Linda and Selwyn, an unmarried couple living in a caravan, prepare for their baby – but as the labour progresses, unforeseen complications knock Valerie’s confidence in her ability as a midwife. Elsewhere, the freezing weather takes the life of Dr Turner’s patient, Percy Tillerson. Sister Julienne, who must inform the family of his death, uncovers an uncomfortable truth about the chirpy late Percy.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.