Call the Midwife reveals season 13 release date - and it's soon

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15 Dec 2023, 09:25

Scenes from Call The Midwife

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We’re heading back to Nonnatus House on Christmas Day, and now it’s been announced that the actual 13th series will follow very soon after.

Yes, following the Christmas special, which lands at 8pm on 25th December on BBC One, it has now been revealed that the proper new series arrives less than two weeks later.

Series 13 of the massively popular medical drama premieres on Sunday 7th January at 8pm on BBC One.

The brand new series will see the return of plenty of fan-favourite characters, along with some newbies, as the narrative kicks off with Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) and Shelagh (Laura Main) being joined by new pupils at Nonnatus House for a new midwifery scheme. Roommates Joyce Highland and Rosalind Clifford, played by Renee Bailey and Natalie Quarry, will make their debuts.

The former, along with Nurse Trixie (played by Helen George) are faced with a problem during a birth. 

Along with Helen George, Olly Rix’s Matthew will also be featuring in the upcoming series. Other returning regulars will be Judy Parfitt as Sister Monica Joan, Stephen McGann as Dr Turner and Cliff Parisi as Fred Buckle.

Linda Bassett will be reprising her role as Nurse Crane, Megan Cusack will once again be playing Nancy Corrigan, Annabelle Apsion is back as Violet Buckle, and Georgie Glen is Miss Higgins.

Zephryn Taitte, Rebecca Gethings, Daniel Laurie, Max Macmillan, Alice Brown, Francesca Fullilove, April Rae Hoang and Edward Shaw are all expected to return in their respective characters as well.

Before series 13 begins, we, of course, have the Christmas special to enjoy. Find out everything you need to know about it here.

Call the Midwife returns on Christmas Day at 8.15pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer for a Christmas Special, with series 13 starting on Sunday 7th January at 8pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.