With filming set to begin this week on this years Call the Midwife Christmas special, Stephen McGann (Dr. Patrick Turner) joked recently with the press that he was certain the sun would come out to mark the occasion. “We literally start next week with Christmas again,” he said. “And I guarantee you, the sun will come out and we will bake while we’ve got five layers on!”
“It’s the weirdest feeling in the world to do all the things that everybody else does on Christmas Day, particularly Christmas dinner,” he explained. “Of course, I’m married to Heidi [Thomas], so Heidi writes the series and she does everything every mum does on Christmas Day.”
“And when everybody settles down to watch Call the Midwife, we sort of look at each other in the house and go, ‘Here we go again, we’ve got to go to work!’
McGann went on to explain how the Christmas episode is usually very different from other episodes in the series – and how that makes the filming process a little different too.
“It has a different feel; it’s a different audience, people are staying home with their families and so it’s a different vibe. It’s also the thing that brings us into a new season. It has all those elements and over the years, we’ve all gotten used to that rhythm.”
The Turners talk Christmas 2022…
A #CallTheMidwife Christmas Behind-Scenes Video Exclusive!!!! 🎄🎅🎄🎅
The Turners talk about what they most love about filming the festive episode…. ❤️❤️❤️
Call the Midwife Christmas Special 2022:
UK: 7:55pm Christmas Day on @BBCOne
US: 8/7C Christmas Day on @PBS pic.twitter.com/LZQeki9bdy
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Call the Midwife Christmas Special will air 25 December on BBC 1 and PBS.