‘Call the Midwife’ Season 12 Episode 3 recap

Call the Midwife is back in the UK with a new season!

The BBC’s long-running period drama series about a group of nurse midwives in the East End of London celebrated a decade on air last year.

Following last month’s Christmas special, a twelfth season of Call the Midwife is now airing on Sunday nights on BBC One.

The eight brand new episodes are set in 1968, and they’re due to premiere in the US this spring on PBS.

Watch the trailer here:

Familiar faces will include Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne, Linda Bassett as Nurse Phyllis Crane, Judy Parfitt as Sister Monica Joan, Helen George as Nurse Trixie Franklin, Leonie Elliott as Nurse Lucille Anderson, and Laura Main as Nurse Shelagh Turner, with Vanessa Redgrave once again providing the voice of narrator Jennifer Worth.

Also returning are Megan Cusack as Nurse Nancy Corrigan, Cliff Parisi as Fred Buckle, Annabelle Apsion as Violet Buckle, Zephryn Taitte as Cyril Robinson, Daniel Laurie as Reggie Jackson, Stephen McGann as Patrick Turner, Georgie Glen as Miss Higgins, and Ella Bruccoleri as Sister Francis.

Joining the cast this year is Rebecca Gethings as newcomer Sister Veronica.

Here’s a plot recap for Season 12’s third episode, which premiered on BBC One at 8pm on Sunday 15th January 2023:

It’s June 1968, and a carefree Nancy continues to spoil Colette with new gifts.

To afford such luxuries Nancy asks Nurse Crane for additional duties, but things come to a head when Nancy is forced to acknowledge her spending is getting out of control.

As health visitor, Sister Veronica visits the Talbot family and is delighted to see them celebrating a joyous occasion.

Single mum, Sandy has just married Joe Talbot who treats her children, Peter and Ann Marie, like his own.

However, Sister Veronica is shaken when Sandy reveals a terrible truth about her marriage and encourages her to seek help.

Meanwhile, kinks remain in Sister Veronica and Nurse Crane’s working relationship.

Season 11 is available on DVD on Amazon.