We’re just weeks away from a new episode of Call the Midwife, and while it may seem like forever since we’ve seen the events in Nonnatus House unfold on our screens, season 11 only wrapped this past February.
Still, fans of the beloved series are counting down the days until they can sit back and enjoy the festive special when it hits BBC One on Christmas Day.
With life in Poplar returning to relative normality after the train wreck in season 11, this upcoming special episode focuses on a new emotional issue: thalidomide poisoning.
Fans will be delighted to know that a host of familiar faces will be returning, as well as new characters to grace the holiday special. With that, here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Call the Midwife Christmas 2022 special.
Call the Midwife Christmas 2022 Special Release Date
It’s now been confirmed that we can expect to see Call the Midwife on our screens in time for Christmas.
In fact, the 2022 Christmas special will air on the big day (Sunday, December 25) at 7:55pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, and will run for 1 hour and 29 minutes.
Call the Midwife Christmas 2022 Special Cast
While viewers will be saddened to learn of the departure of two characters from the series, there are many faces who will return for the Call the Midwife Christmas 2022 special.
- Helen George as Trixie Franklin
- Stephen McGann as Patrick Turner
- Max Macmillan as Timothy Turner
- Leonie Elliott as Lucille Robinson
- Zephryn Taitte as Cyril Robinson
- Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne
- Judy Parfitt as Sister Monica Joan
- Megan Cusack as Nurse Nancy Corrigan
- Linda Bassett as Nurse Phyllis Crane
- Georgie Glen as Miss Higgins
- Ella Bruccoleri as Sister Frances
- Olly Rix as Matthew Aylward
- Cliff Parisi as Fred Buckle
- Liz White as Rhoda Mullucks
- Laura Main as Shelagh Turner
- Annabelle Apsion as Violet Buckle
- Daniel Laurie as Reggie Jackson
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Like any classic Call the Midwife Christmas special, fans can expect the episode to have its fair share of heartwarming scenes, laughs, and more pivotal moments.
This time, it’s December 1967 and with Christmas fast approaching, life in Poplar is getting back to normal after the terrible train accident.
Fan-favorite character Trixie (Helen George) returns from Portofino, “looking poised and beautiful, much to the delight of Matthew (Olly Rix),” according to the official BBC synopsis.
He continues: ‘The midwives move the maternity clinic to a new facility and are delighted when one of their first patients to walk through the door is Rhoda Mullucks (Liz White), whom the team knows well. Rhoda is heavily pregnant and understandably nervous, after her latest baby was born with limbs that have been affected by thalidomide.
“Nurse Crane (Linda Bassett) cares for a heavily pregnant single mother recently released from prison, while Sister Frances (Ella Bruccoleri) is called in to deliver the child of a Sylheti mother in a garment factory. in a tough area of Poplar.
“Elsewhere, Fred (Cliff Parisi) decides that Poplar should come together to raise money for the families still affected by the train wreck and comes up with the wonderful idea for a festive talent show: Poplartunity Knocks!”
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Will Call the Midwife season 12 air soon after the 2022 Christmas special?
Fans of the series don’t have to wait long to return to Nonnatus House. Call the Midwife season 12 will debut on BBC One on New Year’s Day at 8pm
The anticipated new season will be like the others in the way it deals with pressing historical issues, as well as chronicling medical progress and social change.
And speaking in a Big RT interview, Call the Midwife creator Heidi Thomas promised that season 12, which will be set in 1968, will be just as hard-hitting and enthralling as previous seasons.
“Again, we’re seeing some very strong stories about the way society was changing at that time,” he explained. “And that can be as simple as vacuum delivery as a kind of enhancement or alternative to forceps, for sure.”
Season 12 will also be influenced by Enoch Powell’s incendiary anti-immigration speech, which got him fired from the Shadow Cabinet.
The Call The Midwife Christmas 2022 special airs on Christmas Day at 7:55pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Call the Midwife is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.
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