Special guest star and new hints revealed for ‘Call the Midwife’ Christmas special

We’ve got some very exciting new details on this year’s festive Call the Midwife episode.

After production was halted earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the BBC’s hit period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London is now filming again.

The cast and crew began shooting a feature-length 90-minute festive episode of Call the Midwife last month for Christmas 2020.

The team recently revealed the safety measures they’re taking to ensure everyone’s safety.

While we have a few months to wait still until the episode arrives on our screens, we do have some official hints about what to expect:

This year’s Christmas Special is set in December 1965.

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.

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.

The circus arrives in Poplar, bringing new friendships, new experiences, and an exciting adventure for Nurse Crane.

We can also reveal that a very special guest will be appearing in the episode as Mr Percival, the circus’s ringmaster.

Yes, that’s none other than Doctor Who star Peter Davison.

The 69-year-old English actor is best known to period drama fans as Tristan Farnon in the original All Creatures Great and Small series.

Could a romance be on the cards for Nurse Crane?

While we wait for our return to Nonnatus House, check out the brilliant official Call the Midwife board game!

This year’s Christmas special will air on BBC One in the UK and on PBS Masterpiece in the US in December.

Executive producer Mona Qureshi commented: “The warm embrace of the nuns and midwives of Poplar feels especially needed this year!”

A tenth season of Call the Midwife will follow in 2021.

Season 9 is available on DVD on Amazon.