Helen George on Call the Midwife: Trixie gets a kiss in series three

Call the Midwife star Helen George talks Elvis Presley, 60s fashion and potential romance

She’s known for being a little unlucky in love… but it looks as though romance could be on the horizon for Call the Midwife’s Trixie. 


Helen George, who plays the bubbly, fashion-forward midwife in the hit BBC period drama has teased that love might finally be in the air for Trixie, who we all know “talks a good game” when it comes to the opposite sex.

Discussing the third series of the drama, which starts this Sunday, George said “I won’t tell you what happens in the end, but there’s a kiss!”

Exciting news, right?

When it comes to lively goings on, kisses aren’t the only thing on Trixie’s mind. There’s the new Nonnatus house, too, where she’s sharing a bedroom with Jenny. George describes their new sleeping arrangement as “fun and frolics”, adding: “I wanted a cut-out of Elvis. But apparently the Elvis Society said no. I don’t know if there’s some kind of Elvis embargo or something…”

And the 60s are well and truly on their way to Poplar. 

“The costumes really reflect that,” says Trixie. “They are a lot brighter and more vibrant. Lots of trousers.”

“I think in the East End there was a pocket of London that was behind the 60s movement. But in terms of fashion and the music and the interior design and the kind of sense of consumerism that comes in, you know, we’ve got a wireless and hairdryers. It all becomes about things and living in a lovely space.”

But a move towards a new decade doesn’t mean we’ll be leaving behind Call the Midwife of old, adds George. “I think with a third series there’s sort of a feeling of ‘oh god, is it going to be as good’. But it feels like a really strong year.”

Call the Midwife series three starts on Sunday at 8:00pm on BBC1.