10 January 2020 02:51

“Mother Mildred hears there’s a community in need,” explains Helen George, who plays Nurse Trixie Franklin.

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Helen George: ‘With its female-led cast and crew, Call the Midwife was ahead of its time'

Leonie Elliott, Jennifer Kirby, Cliff Parisi, Stephen McGann, Miriam Margolyes, Laura Main, Helen George, Linda Bassett, Jenny Agutter, many sheep Photo: Courtesy of Neal Street Productions (PBS) Other than sports, precious little is on today, but flip to your local PBS affiliate and there's everyone's favorite costumed historian, digging into a bunch of Christmas Tudor traditions and being very charming. The cast filmed the Christmas Special in the Outer Hebrides. Call the Midwife is back with a very special Christmas episode on BBC One tonight that sees the midwives decamp to the Outer Hebrides after a bout of influenza sweeps through both Nonnatus House and the Turner family. Filmed between the Outer Hebrides and Poplar, the story follows Dr Turner, Shelagh, Mother Mildred, Trixie, Sister Julienne, Valerie and Lucille as they set up an antenatal clinic and treat the local population – but not without a few obstacles along the way. Actress Jenny Agutter, who plays Sister Julienne in the show, said of the Call the Midwife Christmas Special 2019: 'The storyline itself has a very magical quality about it, it's quite different from anything we've ever done, it's very imaginative, it's also very honest and real but it's dealing with a completely different community, it's dealing with a different move for Nonnatus House and the nuns there, although they leave Sister Monica Joan behind because it would be too difficult for her to do that as well.' What time is Call The Midwife on TV on Christmas Day?

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The Call The Midwife Christmas Special 2019 airs on BBC One at 7pm tonight and will be available online to view on iPlayer once the episode has appeared on TV. Series nine of Call the Midwife starts very soon, in January 2020 and Heidi Thomas, creator, writer, executive producer of the show has teased what's in store for some of our favourite characters in the new series: 'The interesting thing about series nine is that our characters will challenge their own expectations of the jobs they do. Call The Midwife airs on Christmas Day on BBC One at 7pm. MORE: Call The Midwife cast 'haunted by ghost' while filming Christmas Special MORE: BBC Christmas TV line-up revealed including Gavin and Stacey, Call The Midwife and Mrs Brown's Boys Birmingham-born actor Helen George, 35, is best known as nurse Trixie Franklin in BBC One's hit drama Call the Midwife. She is currently playing the title role in Theatre Royal Bath's touring production of Daphne du Maurier's My Cousin Rachel.

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How was filming Call the Midwife's festive special in the Outer Hebrides? There's a scene at the end of My Cousin Rachel where I channel my inner Brian Cox, and I just love it It's really refreshing not to think: 'I need to look younger and thinner', but to play more mature and concentrate on the text. And Brian Cox, my God. There's a scene at the end of My Cousin Rachel where I channel my inner Brian Cox, and I just love it. Because it's the end of the decade, I'll reflect on the past 10 years instead. Call the Midwife is on BBC One tonight at 7pm, and returns for a ninth series on Sunday 5 January, 8pm.

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Slotting in nicely to the 2019 festive TV line-up is BBC One's Call the Midwife, which will return to our screens on Christmas Day to kickstart its ninth series. The yuletide special will see the midwives head to a remote Scottish island, where the locals are in dire need of medical assistance. But where was the Call the Midwife 2019 Christmas special filmed? Well, the 2019 Christmas special takes place on the picturesque island, and follows the main cast as they arrive to assist residents who are in desperate need of nurses and midwives. The show's creator, writer, and executive producer, Heidi Thomas, described filming in the Scottish Islands as a "magical Christmas experience," before teasing that the upcoming ninth season will see "Nonnatus House shaken to its foundations." An official synopsis of the Christmas Day special teases that the midwives will be "exposed to the elements," as they're forced to work in "bleak conditions" before returning home in time for Christmas.

According to the BBC, the new series will then continue on to show Nonnatus House enter a bold and innovative era, and display the team of medics and midwives as they face unexpected challenges — during which the population shifts, rules change, and old diseases make an unwelcome return. Returning to the Call the Midwife cast for a ninth run is Miriam Margolyes as Mother Mildred, Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne, Linda Bassett as Nurse Crane, and many more. As the Radio Times reports, the Call the Midwife Christmas Day special will air on Wednesday, December 25, at 7.30 p.m. on BBC One — and you can expect the remainder of season nine to begin airing in early 2020. Actress Helen George reveals more about Call the Midwife's festive special... There's little in the way of festive cheer at the start of this year's Call the Midwife Christmas special reveals star Helen George, aka Trixie – as most of Nonnatus House are laid up with the flu! "Mother Mildred hears there's a community in need," explains Helen George, who plays Nurse Trixie Franklin. "The local midwife and doctor got married and both went to mainland Scotland, leaving the community with no medical provisions. The Call the Midwife Christmas Special airs at 7pm on Christmas Day on BBC1.

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