‘Call the Midwife’ hints revealed for this year’s Christmas special

The makers of Call the Midwife have given some hints about what to expect in this year’s festive episode.

The BBC’s hit period drama series will return with a Christmas special this December,

The official synopsis reads: “The Christmas special also sees Trixie return to Poplar just in time to cover for the Sisters as they leave for the Mother House.

“The Order’s Mother Superior has been taken ill and a new spiritual leader needs to be elected. It soon becomes clear, much to Sister Julienne’s horror, that she is the favoured candidate to take over.”

New guest star Miriam Margolyes, best known for her role as Professor Pomona Sprout in the Harry Potter movieswill also make her debut as Sister Mildred, “a forthright and indefatigable sister from the Order,” in the episode.

Season 7 is available to buy now on DVD.

The Christmas special will be followed by eight new episodes of Call the Midwife in early 2019.