When is this year’s ‘Call the Midwife’ Christmas special on?

It’s been confirmed when this Christmas’s Call the Midwife special will air.

The BBC’s hit period drama series is back soon with a new feature-length festive episode set in the wild and beautiful Scottish Hebrides Islands.

Call the Midwife fans in the UK can watch the 90-minute special at 7pm on Wednesday 25th December on BBC One.

US viewers can then see it at 9pm ET on Wednesday 25th December on Masterpiece on PBS.

Watch the BBC’s Christmas trailer, featuring new Call the Midwife clips:

Executive producer Pippa Harris has hinted: “I think the Christmas episode is a real treat this year. In the past, we’ve normally stayed in Poplar and once ventured further afield when we went to South Africa but this time, we’ve gone to the Outer Hebrides which I think is extraordinary.

“It’s an extraordinary backdrop and the cast really relish this new opportunity for them to do good in a different part of the UK.”

She added: “In terms of why we chose Scotland, it was really down to Heidi, as most things are, who thought it’d be a terrific place, both in terms of the reality of what healthcare was like in the Outer Hebrides in that period, but also just the landscape and the characters that we were going to encounter up there. In the story, of course, it’s Mother Mildred who feels the calling to go and minister to people in the Outer Hebrides.”

A ninth season of Call the Midwife will begin on BBC One in the UK in January and on PBS in the US in the Spring.

Emerald Fennell, who formerly played Nurse Patsy Mount in Call the Midwife, can be seen playing Prince Charles’ future wife Camilla in the third season of The Crown on Netflix right now.

Season 8 is available on DVD on Amazon.