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Christmas is hurtling towards us in just a matter of weeks, and we’re already in a flurry to try and get everything ready for the big day.
However, when we finally reach 25th December, our efforts will be rewarded with some cracking telly that we can snuggle up and settle down to.
One of our most anticipated shows of the year is, of course, the Call The Midwife Christmas special – and we now finally have a few teasers about what we can expect in the festive-themed episode.
As the BBC announced its full Christmas schedule, the broadcaster revealed the season 11 opener will bring Nonnatus House into 1966, and seeing our favourite collection of midwives struggle with what looks to be their busiest Christmas ever as each of them are struggling with their own challenging case.
However, the women have support from none other than Mother Mildred (played wonderfully by Miriam Margolyes) who is on hand to assist during a particularly manic Christmas.
Elsewhere, love is in the air for Lucille (Leonie Elliott) and Cyril (Zephryn Taitte), as the pair are planning their winter wedding – but naturally, the path to true love never did quite run smooth.
While we’re yet to find out exactly what happens, actress Leonie Elliot, who plays Lucille, has teased that the upcoming Christmas special is “grand” and “beautiful”.
“How do I put this? It's been probably the most amazing season for me so far—for Lucille's journey and trajectory,” she told Town and Country magazine.
“I couldn't have asked for anything more as an actress out of season 11. It's a roller coaster ride.”
Leonie continued that the rest of the series, which will air following the Christmas special, sees her “challenged” in her role by showrunner Heidi Thomas.
“We get the scripts episode by episode and we always feel like we know who our characters are,” she said. “They're a part of us. They're embedded into us because we've done it for so long, but it's really nice to read a script and be surprised by something that she says or that she does, or for her to be challenged. That, for me, is exciting to play as an actor.”
Call The Midwife returns at Christmas on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
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