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Call The Midwife Christmas special: When’s it on, what’s it about and which characters will be starring? Everything you need to know

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Call The Midwife has been commissioned for three more seriesCall The Midwife: The show is set to return to screens for its annual Christmas Special [Twitter/ BBC]

The sixth series of the 60s-set drama ended earlier this year, with fans already desperately counting down to the next instalment.

Call The Midwife has has captured viewers’ hearts with its perfectly balanced mix of drama and romance.

And now the show is set to return to screens for its annual Christmas special, before season 7 airs in 2018.

Though few details have been released about the upcoming festive episode, here’s everything we know so far…

Call The Midwife has been commissioned for three more seriesCall The Midwife: The period drama wrapped up its sixth series earlier this year [BBC]
Call the Midwife: Tom, played by Jack and Trixie, Helen's character, were on screen lovers Call the Midwife: Fans are already eagerly awaiting season 7 on the 60s-set drama [BBC]

When is Call The Midwife Christmas Special on?

A time slot has yet to be confirmed by the BBC but its expected it will take it usual slot of Christmas Day at 8pm.

What will Call The Midwife Christmas Special be about?

According to reports, the Christmas special will be set in 1963 – the winter which saw temperatures drop to an all-time low.

As Poplar becomes buried under a thick blanket of snow, the midwives will face the challenge of the coldest winter for 300 years. 

As ice, power cuts and frozen pipes threaten the safety of their patients, can the midwives survive? 

Elsewhere, Valerie will help a young couple through a traumatic birth while Sister Julienne strives to reunite a family torn apart by a tormenting father.

What characters will be in Call The Midwife Christmas Special?

Call The Midwife fans rejoice as lesbian couple Patsy and Delia FINALLY kiss during series finaleCall The Midwife: Call The Midwife series 7: Several characters, including Patsy and Delia, won’t be back  on the show [BBC]

Several stars have left Call The Midwife between its sixth and seventh series.

Emerald Fennell who plays popular nurse Patsy Mount has handed in her notice after landing a part in ITV’s Victoria, while her on-screen lover Delia Busby, played by Kate Lamb, also quit.

Sister Mary Cynthia will no longer be on our screens as actress Bryony Hannah has decided to bow out.

The character has been in the series from the very beginning and has been involved in a number of drama including her recent admittance to a mental institute. 

Despite the characters’ exits, BBC bosses have promised that none of them will be killed off and the door will remain open for them to return.

Call The Midwife series 7: Leonie Elliott is joining the cast a nurse called Lucille Call The Midwife series 7: Leonie Elliott is joining the cast a nurse called Lucille [BBC]

The show will also introduce its first West Indian midwife named Lucille during the episode.

The character, played by Leonie Elliott, will be a “fresh new energy,” according to show creator Heidi Thomas.

Speaking of the new, regular character, Heidi said: “My research is continually bringing up new things.

“One thing we’re really looking forward to in series seven is researchers made me very aware of the contributions made by West Indian and Caribbean nurses to the NHS in the early 1960s.”

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