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First look at Call the Midwife Christmas 2021 special

Nurse Trixie and the rest of Nonnatus House will be spreading the festive cheer once again this Christmas.

Call the Midwife Christmas 2021 special Helen George
Published: Monday, 27th September 2021 at 1:55 pm

The BBC has released the first images of Call the Midwife's highly anticipated Christmas special, and fans will be glad to see Poplar's beloved nurses embracing the festive spirit.


Helen George's steely nurse Trixie Franklin (pictured above) and Leonie Elliott's Lucille Anderson are both back and, judging by the first-look images, ready to spread some festive cheer.

Call the Midwife Christmas 2021 special

Fans will also be glad to see Miriam Margolyes's Mother Mildred back for the special, following her absence from the tenth series.

Call the Midwife Christmas 2021 special

Nonnatus House caretaker, Fred Buckle (Cliff Parisi) can also be seen in the first-look images, and he's clearly very happy about something. We'll have to wait until the episode airs to find out what's bringing him so much joy, however.

Call the Midwife Christmas special

The Christmas special follows on from the shortened tenth series, which began airing in March due to a COVID-related delay.

Luckily, Call the Midwife season 11 is set to return to its usual new year schedule, with a brand new batch of episodes likely to land in January 2022.

Of course, one thing we do know will be taking place soon is Lucille and Cyril's (Zephryn Taitte) wedding. The pair are planning a Christmas-themed affair after they decided not to return to the West Indies to tie the knot – choosing to stick around in Poplar instead.

Details of guest cast members for the special are yet to be released, but we wouldn't be surprised if Megan Cusack, the latest addition to the Call the Midwife cast, popped up - as she's officially returning for season 11.

The Call the Midwife Christmas special will likely air on 25th December 2021 on BBC One ahead of season 11 premiering in 2022.


Call the Midwife seasons 1-10 are available on BBC iPlayer. Looking for something else to watch? Check out the rest of our Drama coverage or take a look at our TV guide


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