PBS confirms air date for this year’s ‘Call the Midwife’ festive special in the US

It’s been announced when this year’s Christmas episode of Call the Midwife will premiere on PBS.

Despite filming of the new season being 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 back in production.

Call the Midwife will return next month with a feature-length 90-minute special.

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

2020’s festive instalment will feature Peter Davison as Mr Percival, a circus ringmaster.

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.

This year’s Call the Midwife Christmas special will air in the US at 9pm ET on Friday 25th December on PBS Masterpiece.

The official synopsis reads: “It is 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, and 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, and the Circus arrives in Poplar, bringing new friendships, new experiences and an exciting adventure for Nurse Crane!”

A tenth season of Call the Midwife will follow on PBS in 2021, and the team recently revealed the safety measures they’re taking to ensure everyone’s safety while they’re filming.

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

Season 9 is available on DVD on Amazon.