Midwives on tour! The Christmas special of Call the Midwife saw the nuns visit South Africa for an episode set in an understaffed and underfunded mission clinic in the Eastern Cape.
The hospital was threatened with closure, but the medics and midwives of Nonnatus House did their best to make a difference when they received an SOS calling for their help.
Were you happy with how things turned out? And did the Christmas special get you excited for series six, plus the three extra series which have now been commissioned – taking the show all the way to 2020?
Initially it looked like the BBC1 Christmas special would feature Miranda Hart as Chummy, but she was forced to pull out “with a heavy heart” due to scheduling conflicts. Did you miss her?
And what did you make of guest star Sinead Cusack as Dr Myra Fitzsimmons, who runs the threatened Hope Clinic?
Did you enjoy taking a trip with Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter), Nurse Crane (Linda Basset), Sister Winifred (Victoria Yeates), Shelagh Turner (Laura Main), Dr Turner (Stephen McGann), Tom (Jack Ashton), the ever-glamorous Trixie (Helen George), Barbara (Charlotte Ritchie) and Fred (Cliff Parisi), or would you have preferred to see them on home turf at Christmas?
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