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.
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 fourth episode, which premiered on BBC One at 8pm on Sunday 22nd January 2023:
When Nurse Crane attends a ventouse training course at St Cuthbert’s, her age is called into question by the consultant running the course, and she is summoned to a meeting with the Board of Health.
She starts to question her own abilities and suffers a crisis of confidence whilst overseeing the care of Simone and Larry Lucas who are expecting their second child.
They are a young couple living in a council flat, and when the seemingly straightforward delivery runs into problems, Nurse Crane faces the challenges of a traumatic delivery alone.
Meanwhile, Trixie enjoys caring for Vinita Khatri, who is expecting her third child. However, the maternity home is thrown into chaos when an emergency outbreak of gastroenteritis is declared.
The team, joined by Sister Monica Joan, must dig deep to ensure all mothers and newborn babies recover from the worrying outbreak.
Unfortunately, their actions have not gone unnoticed by the Board of Health, who are less than happy with the way things have been handled.
Reggie is home from the Glasshouse Village, but he is not his usual self. He is drained of energy and suffering some hair loss.
Concerned, Violet and Fred try to work out what’s wrong, but it is not until Cyril encourages Reggie to seek help that they finally get some answers.
Season 11 is available on DVD on Amazon.