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Call the Midwife Christmas special 2023 cast

Call the Midwife is set to grace screens with its latest Christmas Special tonight.

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It’s December 1968. The excitement of Christmas builds alongside the impending launch of Apollo 8 to the moon. Sister Monica Joan, grappling with the notion that this Christmas might be her last, doubts she’ll witness the historic moment of a man walking on the moon.

In the midst of this, Shelagh and Dr Turner’s family life faces a moment of unease when they receive an unexpected parcel from May’s mother in Hong Kong.

Sister Julienne extends a generous invitation for Colette to stay at Nonnatus House indefinitely. Nancy is overjoyed by the prospect of spending each day with Colette, playing a more integral role in her life.

Who’s on the cast of Call the Midwife’s Christmas special?

Those appearing in the cast of the festive episode are:

  • Jenny Agutter plays Sister Julienne
  • Helen George plays Trixie
  • Olly Rix plays Matthew Aylward
  • Stephen McGann plays Dr Turner
  • Laura Main plays Nurse Shelagh Turner
  • Cliff Parisi plays Fred Buckle
  • Annabelle Apsion plays Violet Buckle
  • Megan Cusack plays Nurse Nancy Corrigan
  • Zephryn Taitte plays Cyril Robinson
  • Rebecca Gethings plays Sister Veronica
  • Judy Parfitt plays Sister Monica Joan
  • April Rae Hoang plays May Tang
  • Max Macmillan plays Timothy Turner
  • Archie Callaghan plays Jonty Aylward
  • Georgie Glen plays Miss Higgins
  • Daniel Laurie plays Reggie Jackson
  • Linda Bassett plays Nurse Crane

The Call The Midwife Christmas Special airs on BBC One at 8:15PM on Monday, 25 December.

Call The Midwife new series

Following the festive special, the show will return to BBC One with a full series from Sunday, 7 January at 8PM.

In this opening episode, Sister Julienne and Shelagh launch a new midwifery training scheme with pupil midwives Rosalind Clifford, Joyce Highland, Kathy Downes, and Norelle Morris. Rosalind and Joyce begin their training at Nonnatus House.

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Dr Turner welcomes a new policy allowing GPs to handle complex cases in hospitals. Tensions rise when Doreen Challis, a pregnant woman with cerebral palsy, and her family face internal conflicts and a shocking revelation about Doreen’s birth.

Rosalind, under Trixie’s mentorship, encounters a dangerous situation during her first delivery assignment. Meanwhile, Violet, Fred, and Reggie deal with a cancelled fairground event, leading to a creative community solution. The Nonnatus team is divided over the nurses’ campaign for better pay and conditions.

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