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[07/12/17 - 07:08 AM]
PBS Announces Fall 2017 Schedule
Returning dramas include "Poldark" and "The Durrells in Corfu" as well as holiday specials for "Last Tango in Halifax" and "Call the Midwife."

[05/31/17 - 09:05 AM]
BBC Worldwide and PBS Announce "Call the Midwife" Christmas Special and Season 7 Filming
The special will air in late 2017 and the seventh season will air in the spring of 2018.

[12/01/16 - 07:43 AM]
PBS Announces Mid-Season Schedule
Highlights include the latest presentations from "Masterpiece": "Sherlock," "Dark Angel," "Home Fires," "King Charles III," "To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters" and "Victoria."

[06/23/16 - 09:32 AM]
PBS Rolls Out New Dramas, Arts, Performance, History and Election Coverage This Fall
Highlights include "Anne of Green Gables," a new adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic novel.

[11/19/14 - 08:21 AM]
PBS Unveils New Titles as Part of Winter/Spring Season and Expanded Sunday Night Drama Lineup in 2015
Highlights include newcomers "Grantchester," "Wolf Hall," "Poldark" and "Indian Summers."

[11/13/14 - 09:02 AM]
Holidays Are Dramatic, Musical, Delicious - And Vicious! - All on PBS
Highlights include new holiday specials from "Call the Midwife" and "Vicious."

[07/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
PBS and BBC Worldwide North America Sign Deal to Bring Fourth Season of "Call the Midwife" to U.S.
Look for a special holiday episode on Sunday, December 28 followed by season four on Sunday, March 29.

[07/22/14 - 10:26 AM]
PBS Announces New Programming During Summer 2014 TCA Session
Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS announced updates to its fall schedule and new programs for 2015.

[10/23/13 - 08:12 AM]
PBS Announces Winter/Spring Season With Strong Roster of Returning Series and New Entries in Variety of Genres
Highlights include the return of "Downton Abbey" (January 5), "Sherlock" (January 19), "Call the Midwife" (March 30) and "Mr. Selfridge" (also March 30).

[10/17/13 - 01:57 PM]
Around the Country and Across the Pond, PBS Celebrates the Holiday Season
Highlights include the previously announced special "Return to Downton Abbey," hosted by Susan Sarandon, on Sunday, December 1.

[10/17/13 - 01:56 PM]
PBS to Deliver New Holiday Episode of Critically Acclaimed Drama "Call the Midwife"
Premiering Sunday, December 29 at 7:30/6:30c, the special will pave the way for a third season of the hit drama, which returns to PBS in spring 2014.

[05/14/13 - 07:26 AM]
BBC Worldwide and PBS Sign Deal to Bring "Last Tango in Halifax" to U.S.
Plus: "Call the Midwife" to return for a third season in 2014 on the network.

[01/14/13 - 12:25 PM]
"The Bletchley Circle" to Premiere April 21 on PBS - New Murder Mystery to Join Sunday Night Drama Lineup on PBS
Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling and Julie Graham star in the three-part murder mystery series.

[01/12/13 - 01:50 PM]
"Penny Dreadful" Receives Series Commitment from Showtime(R)
The series "weaves together these classic horror origin stories as the characters grapple with their monstrous alienation."

[12/06/12 - 06:10 AM]
PBS Announces Winter/Spring 2013 Lineup
Highlights include the third season of "Downton Abbey" on Sunday nights from January 6 to February 17.

[12/06/12 - 06:09 AM]
BBC and PBS to Bring Second Season of Critically Acclaimed Drama "Call the Midwife" to the U.S.
The show's sophomore run will premiere Sunday, March 31 with a special holiday episode on Sunday, December 30.

[09/13/12 - 12:36 PM]
Sneak Peek of New Drama "Call the Midwife" Exclusively on PBS Facebook Page
The hit British series was just named the "Best New Drama" at the TV Choice Awards in London.

[05/15/12 - 12:11 PM]
PBS Announces Fall 2012 Lineup
Highlights include the return of "Upstairs Downstairs" plus Ken Burns's new documentary "The Dust Bowl."

[05/15/12 - 12:02 PM]
BBC Worldwide and PBS Sign Deal to Bring Critically Acclaimed "Call the Midwife" to the US
The series completed its first season in the U.K. on BBC One in February, attracting 10.7 million viewers for its peak episode.







CALL THE MIDWIFE (PBS)
Returns Monday, December 25
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/30/12 - ???
STATUS:
returning this winter (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
7 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's seventh) on 5/31/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from PBS's press release, May 2017) PBS announced today that the popular Christmas special and a seventh season of the critically acclaimed BBC drama CALL THE MIDWIFE will return to PBS. The CALL THE MIDWIFE HOLIDAY SPECIAL will air in late 2017 and the seventh season will air in the spring of 2018. Joining the cast in Season 7 is Leonie Elliott (Wondrous Oblivion, Danny and the Human Zoo, "Black Mirror"), who plays Nurse Lucille Anderson, the first West Indian midwife to be featured as a regular character in the series. Elegant, funny and clever, Nurse Lucille is swift to settle in and brings a fresh new energy to life at Nonnatus House. Through her eyes, viewers explore the experiences of Caribbean nurses who went to London in the 1960s to support the growing Nonnatus House. Written by Heidi Thomas, the Christmas special opens with Poplar under a thick blanket of snow, as the midwives face the challenge of the coldest winter for 300 years. The winter of 1963 saw temperatures plunge to a record low and the whole country brought to a standstill due to the severe weather. Battling snow, ice, power cuts and frozen pipes, the midwives strive to provide the best possible care for their patients. Valerie helps a young couple, newly arrived in London, who experience a traumatic birth, and Sister Julienne strives to reunite a family torn apart by a tormenting father. Anita Dobson ("EastEnders," "Doctors") guest stars as Mabel. Season 7 begins with the nuns and nurses being tested as they have never been before, both personally and professionally. All around them they see the old East End vanishing, as slum clearances make way for bold new tower blocks to accommodate expanding communities. Their work brings them into contact with a wide range of challenges, from leprosy, tokophobia and stroke, to Huntington's chorea, cataracts and unmarried mothers. Trixie's romance with Christopher continues to develop, while Tom and Barbara enjoy life as a married couple. Nurse Crane finds her authority questioned from an unexpected quarter and Sister Monica Joan is forced to accept her failing faculties. Life for the Turners is turned upside down when Shelagh decides to employ an au pair.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bryony Hannah as Cynthia Miller
· Cliff Parisi as Fred
· Helen George as Trixie Franklin
· Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne
· Jessica Raine as Jenny Lee
· Judy Parfitt as Sister Monica Joan
· Laura Main as Sister Bernadette
· Miranda Hart as Chummy
· Pam Ferris as Sister Evangelina
· Vanessa Redgrave as Jennifer (Voice)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Heidi Thomas as CRTR/EP
· Heidi Thomas as EP
· Hugh Warren as PROD
· Jamie Payne as DIR
· Jennifer Worth as BOOK
· Philippa Lowthorpe as DIR
· Pippa Harris as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available