Recently the BBC network has announced that the popular show Call the Midwife 2021 Christmas Special would be aired on the festive day of Christmas at 8 pm. Indeed, the holiday version aims to be the royal gem of the BBC’s Christmas TV schedule once more. Season 10 of Call, the Midwife, premiered on BBC1 after being postponed due to the flu pandemic.
The show’s fans will be ecstatic to learn that there will be a special holiday episode after the dreaded days and possible show’s end.
It has already been announced that the Christmas Special of the show will be aired on BBC1 on Christmas Day at 8 pm, which will make the holiday even more special. It will air for 95 minutes till 9:35 pm on Christmas Eve, when EastEnders will air. Additionally, a premiere date in the United States has been announced. The PBS airing date is Christmas day but at 9:00 pm ET.
The special installment boasts an amazing cast as Helen George (Trixie Franklin), Jenny Agutter (Sister Julienne), Leonie Elliott (Lucille Anderson), Linda Bassett (Nurse Crane), and the rest of the cast have returned. Miriam Margolyes pops up as Mother Mildred, which is quite wonderful.
The BBC has provided some plot information. It’s currently December 1966, as far as we can tell. And here’s a teaser from the BBC: “As Lucille (Leonie Elliott) and Cyril (ZephrynTaitte) are busy in preparation for their forthcoming winter wedding, Christmas appears to be a spectacular one at Nonnatus House.
The Nonnatus team is facing their craziest Christmas Day yet, with the Maternity Home packed with expecting mothers, each with their very own unique circumstances. Mother Mildred (Miriam Margolyes) is, fortunately, able to help the squad.”
The show called Call, the Midwife is a BBC historical and drama program depicting the time in the late 1950s and 1960s, showing the events of nurse-midwives operating in London’s East End. Neal Street Productions, which is created and controlled by quite well-known film director and producer Sam Mendes, Call the Midwife executive producer Pippa Harris, and Caro Newling, enhances the series’s production.
Heidi Thomas inspired the work on the recollections of Jennifer Worth. The latter served with the Society of St. John the Divine, an Anglican religious order, in their monastery in London’s East End. In 1849, the order was created as a nursing order. The presentation also includes fresh, historically sourced information and narratives.
The Creativity of the Show
The Shaw, Savill & Albion Line liner QSMV Dominion Monarch is in the shipyard at King George V Dock in the introductory titles, which is a good nostalgic moment for many fans, and the road is Saville Road in Silvertown, east London. The Historic Dockyard Chatham serves as a hold for East London streets and buildings in several of the outdoor sequences.
Nonnatus House was captured on camera at St. Joseph’s Missionary College in Mill Hill, North London, for the show’s first two seasons until the construction was transformed into luxury flats. At that point, a new Nonnatus House set was constructed at Longcross Studios in Surrey, where sets for the new Nonnatus and decor sets were built.
The HMS Cavalier (R73) is utilized for sequences on ships during the series. At the same time, the order’s motherhouse is shot at West Wittering.