Call the Midwife team share sneak peak images of the 2024 Christmas Special

Call The Midwife has shared teaser images of the set where they are filming the 2024 Christmas Special episode. The upcoming Christmas special, which is set in the year 1969, marks a “a poignant turning point” before the show moves into the 70s.

The first image shows actor Georgie Glen as Miss Higgins seated at a kitchen table, surrounded by bowls of brussels sprouts, and appears to be preparing the contentious vegetables for Christmas dinner.

The caption posted to fans on Instagram  reads: “We’ve just got our hands on this photo from the set of the Call the Midwife Christmas Special, which comes to your screens this holiday season 2024! It’s a wonderful behind-scenes portrait of our own Georgie Glen, as the redoubtable Miss Higgins. 

“But we couldn’t help noticing a great profusion of that most Christmas of British vegetables….. SPROUTS! Lots and lots of them!

The post also points out: “Now the humble Brussels sprout is a vegetable that… how can we put it… divides opinion amongst our yuletide diners – particularly children! 

In a second Instagram post, the team also shared a second image of Dr Turner apparently practising a medical procedure on a baby doll!

This photo from the set of our latest Call the Midwife Christmas Special shows Stephen McGann (Dr Turner) rehearsing a detailed medical sequence on the delivery room’s Resuscitaire.”

Will Call The Midwife continue after 2024?

As previously announced, Call The Midwife has been renewed for a further two series, 14 and 15. 

Producer Heidi Thomas shared with Hello Magazine that the new series will be set in the 1970s and commented:

After all these years, I still get butterflies every time I see the first clapperboard picture from the set,” she said. “Series 14 is set in 1970, launching us into an exciting new decade. We can’t wait to bring you another season full of touching, exciting, emotional stories from Nonnatus House.” 

Work on Series 14 is already underway and will be broadcast early in 2025. 

Where can we watch it?

In the meantime, UK viewers can catch up on Call The Midwife (S1-13) on the BBC iPlayer. The series has been sold to over 240 territories around the world, making it one of the BBC’s most-loved international hits.

US viewers can watch the first 12 seasons on Netflix. Viewers can also catch up on Season 13 on PBS starting September 7, 2024, and episodes will be free to watch through October 7, 2024. PBS Passport members can watch starting August 7, 2024. After October 7, episodes of season 13 will not be available for streaming (and not available in PBS Passport) until another TV rebroadcast from PBS.

Australian viewers can currently watch S1-12 on Britbox, S7-13 on Foxtel and S 12 on ABC iView.