‘Call the Midwife’ preview: 2021 Christmas special reveals hints, pics and a clip

Call the Midwife is back soon with its annual festive instalment.

The BBC’s hit period drama series about a group of nurse midwives in the East End of London celebrated a decade on air this year with its tenth season.

Season 11 completed filming earlier this month, and there’s plenty more Call the Midwife on the way as the show has been renewed until at least 2024!

Before the new season arrives on our screens in early 2022, however, we’ve got this year’s Christmas special to enjoy.

Set in December 1966, the feature-length episode is set to premiere on BBC One in the UK and on PBS in the US on Saturday 25th December.

A one-minute sneak peek was unveiled by Sister Julienne actress Jenny Agutter on BBC One’s The One Show last night.

Watch the clip here:

The official synopsis reads: “Christmas promises to be a memorable one at Nonnatus House as Lucille (Leonie Elliott) and Cyril (Zephryn Taitte) prepare for their upcoming winter wedding.

“The Nonnatus team are faced with their busiest Christmas Day ever as the Maternity Home is filled with expectant Mums to be, each with their own challenging case.

“Luckily Mother Mildred (Miriam Margolyes) is on hand to support the team.”

Other highlights on BBC One this festive season include David Tennant’s new adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days, ghost story The Mezzotint from Sherlock writer Mark Gatiss, a new Doctor Who special, two new Worzel Gummidge adventures, a Christmas episode of Ghosts, and Claire Foy’s A Very England Scandal follow-up.

Call the Midwife fans can celebrate the show’s tenth anniversary with a gorgeous new book compiled by Dr Turner actor Stephen McGann.

Celebrating a decade of love, life and laughterA Labour of Love: Ten Years of Call the Midwife is out soon and you can pre-order it now.

Season 10 is available on DVD on Amazon.