I think I can safely speak for everyone in wishing a safe but quick end to 2020. One bright spot, however, in what has been a year that’s been nothing but difficult beyond comprehension, is the traditional Call the Midwife Christmas Special set to air on BBC1 and PBS on Christmas Day 2020. What a welcome way to say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021.
While little is known about the official plot line for the forthcoming Call the Midwife Christmas Special, thanks to @StephenMcGann (aka Dr Patrick Turner) who takes us behind-the-scenes to meet the CTM team during the early days of their return to filming for their upcoming series following their six-month industry-wide coronavirus pandemic pause in production which began this past March.
A #CallTheMidwife video exclusive!! Dr Turner (@StephenMcGann) takes us behind the scenes to meet our team during current filming for our brand new Christmas Special! 🎥🎄🚲👶 @Leonie_Elliott@helen_george @LauraMain1 @EllaBruccoleri pic.twitter.com/qxOiChI9NF
— Call the Midwife (@CallTheMidwife1) September 24, 2020
“This year’s Christmas Special is set in December 1965,” said producers. “Everyone at Nonnatus House is looking forward to traditional celebrations with all the trimmings, but nothing goes quite to plan. Sister Monica Joan is rushed to hospital, and Trixie is incensed to receive a subscription to a Marriage Bureau as a Christmas gift. Meanwhile, a surprise reunion for Shelagh 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.”
As confirmed earlier, another kind of ‘Doctor’ will descend on Poplar when Peter Davison (Doctor #5) guest stars during the Christmas Special as Mr. Percival, the Ringmaster of the Circus that comes to town.
The 2020 Call the Midwife Christmas Special will air on BBC 1 and PBS on Christmas Day.