Call the Midwife 2020 Christmas Special – Start date, cast, and plot

Great news! The Call the Midwife 2020 Christmas special is filming now and an exciting guest star has been announced

The Call the Midwife 2020 Christmas special promises to be one of the highlights of BBC1’s Christmas TV schedule.

Unfortunately, back in March filming on the show had to be suspended due to the coronavirus. However, here’s great news – the Call the Midwife 2020 Christmas special is now filming and it’s been revealed that ex Doctor Who star Peter Davison will guest star.

Call the Midwife Christmas special 2020 Doctor Turner poses as filming restarts

The Call the Midwife team have developed comprehensive protocols in accordance with current government guidelines to ensure that the series is produced in a safe way

Heidi Thomas, Creator, Writer and Executive Producer says; “Everyone is overjoyed to be whisking the dust sheets off Nonnatus House and getting back to filming after lockdown.

“It is a particular thrill to be able to deliver the Christmas Special on time, just as we promised at the start of the pandemic.

“We are very much a family at Call the Midwife, and like families everywhere, we have missed each other.

“We will now be putting more love and energy into our work than ever and can’t wait to share Series 10 with our fantastic, loyal audience.”

What date and time is The Call The Midwife Christmas special 2020 on BBC1?

The Call the Midwife Christmas special is traditionally shown on Christmas Day. The BBC is yet to officially confirm this – but it seems unlikely it won’t be Christmas Day (see our TV Guide for more information nearer the time)!

Where is the Call the Midwife Christmas special set this year?

Call the Midwife 2019 Christmas special

Those sheep caused lots of trouble!

Last year of course the midwives got tangled up with some very naughty sheep when they headed off to the Outer Hebrides.

This year’s Christmas special is set in December 1965. Everyone at Nonnatus House is looking forward to a traditional Christmas, but things don’t go to plan. Poor Sister Monica Joan is rushed to hospital, while Trixie is angry to receive a subscription to a Marriage Bureau as a Christmas gift!

Meanwhile, the Circus arrives in Poplar, there’s an exciting adventure for Nurse Crane and Shelagh is involved in a deeply moving birth.

Who’s in this year’s Call the Midwife Christmas special?

Peter Davison in Call the Midwife 2020

Peter Davison as Mr Percival the Ringmaster in the Christmas special

The Christmas Special cast will include; Jenny Agutter (Sister Julienne), Linda Bassett (Nurse Crane), Judy Parfitt (Sister Monica Joan), Fenella Woolgar (Sister Hilda) and Ella Bruccoleri (Sister Frances).

Plus Helen George (Trixie), Laura Main (Shelagh Turner), Leonie Elliott (Lucille), Stephen McGann (Dr Turner), and Cliff Parisi (Fred).

And Annabelle Apsion (Violet), Georgie Glen (Miss Higgins), Max Macmillan (Timothy), Daniel Laurie (Reggie) and Zephryn Taitte (Cyril).

It’s also been revealed that former Doctor Who star Peter Davison will guest as Mr Percival. He is the Ringmaster of Percival’s Circus, which proves a big hit in Poplar.

How long is the Call the Midwife Christmas special 2020?

90 minutes! So, that’s a lot of Call the Midwife fun to enjoy on Christmas Day.

Is there a trailer yet?

Bit early at the moment, but we promise to upload it as soon as it’s available!

The Call the Midwife 2020 Christmas special is likely to be screened on BBC1 on Christmas Day.

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