While the U.S. counts down the hours until the return of Sherlock on Sunday, January 19, the UK has its own reasons to settle in for some great telly following this week’s traditional Sunday roast.
Call the Midwife, series 3, returns Sunday following the mega-popular Christmas Day special which saw Shelagh marry Doc Turner and, in a brilliant script move by series creator and writer, Heidi Thomas, Nonnatus House demolished after a UXB was discovered and, ultimately, detonated in Poplar. St. Joseph’s, the former missionary college, the real-life structure used as the primary set for the filming of Call the Midwife, was sold ‘in real life’ and is being redeveloped as a luxury housing estate.
Come Sunday, the ladies of Nonnatus House will face some monumental changes in their own lives. Besides having to adapt to the onslaught of the Swinging Sixties, the first episode will see the midwives moving into their new home. The new series will be particularly challenging for one, Camilla Cholmeley-Browne, a.k.a. Chummy, a.k.a. Miranda Hart. Hart spoke recently with the LA Times regarding the changes coming to Poplar and Chummy, especially given that she is now a mother.
Call the Midwife begins Sunday on BBC One and March 30 on PBS.