‘Call the Midwife’ recap: What happened in Season 11 Episode 1?

The eleventh season of Call the Midwife began in the UK tonight!

Following the recent festive special on Christmas Day, we’re heading back to Poplar this winter for eight brand new episodes.

The BBC’s hit period drama series about a group of nurse midwives in the East End of London first aired in 2012, based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth.

Last year the show celebrated its tenth anniversary and a beautiful new book compiled by Dr Turner actor Stephen McGann, titled A Labour of Love: Ten Years of Call the Midwife, is out in February.

The new season of Call the Midwife will premiere in the US later this year on PBS.

Here’s a plot recap for the opening episode, which aired on BBC One at 8pm on Sunday 2nd January 2022:

It’s Easter 1967, and celebrations are underway for a colourful Easter bonnet parade outside Nonnatus House.

Sister Monica Joan and Reggie are excited about the Eurovision song contest, while Cyril and Lucille settle into blissful married life.

After taking some time away following the death of their newborn son, Derek and Audrey Fleming return to Poplar with good news – Audrey is pregnant again.

During demolition work at a nearby tenement block, the builders make a shocking discovery.

The news ripples through the community, and the police are called in.

The trail leads to someone close to home and has a heartbreaking effect on the team.

Season 10 is available on DVD on Amazon.