What do the Call the Midwife girls want for Christmas?

Miranda Hart, Jessica Raine, Helen George and Bryony Hannah tell Radio Times what they'd like Santa to bring this year

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What do the Call the Midwife girls want for Christmas?
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Claire Webb

Jessica Raine plays Jenny

I’d like a huge Cossack hat – or a cable-knit jumper like the one Jenny’s boyfriend Alec wears in the show. Whatever happens at Christmas, I’ve learnt not to panic. I hosted Christmas Day myself last year for the first time, and I couldn’t believe the preparation! But I made a decision not to panic: if the sprouts are cold, they’re cold.

Bryony Hannah plays Cynthia 

My nickname is “B”, so I’ve always coveted a necklace with a bee pendant. And my parents have started making their own sloe gin and cherry brandy – a glass of each, please! I like to curl up and watch The Snowman – when I was young, it was a tradition. One year it did snow and we made a snowman. When it melted I went out, lifted the hat and my mum had knitted me The Snowman’s scarf and hidden it underneath.

Miranda Hart plays Chummy

I love present shopping. Though if anyone wants to give me a gift... a Radio Times subscription! That would genuinely be brilliant. Planning Christmas is almost as exciting as experiencing it. I have a naval father, and my sister and I are both quite organised/bossy. So it’s more a question of rotas and systems and very unlikely that anything will go wrong.

Helen George plays Trixie

I want Emma Thompson’s book The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit. I like a festive book. And I watch Christmas films in April... I’m obsessed. My husband and I decorate the house on 1 December – no one can stop me! Every Christmas he buys me a ghost story and reads it to me on Christmas Eve.

Call the Midwife returns on Christmas Day at 6:15pm on BBC1


 


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