BBC Call The Midwife boss says 'you might wonder' about first look at Christmas special

Georgie Glen as the redoubtable Miss Higgins in the Christmas special
-Credit: (Image: Call The Midwife Instagram)


Call the Midwife fans have been given a sneak peek at what the Christmas special holds. Despite it only being the summer, the actors and crew are already busy filming the special as well as the upcoming 14th series.

This week, the show offered fans a sneak peek on the programme's Instagram account, revealing an off-camera snapshot of actress Georgie Glen, known playing Miss Higgins, surrounded by bowls full of sprouts. A caption accompanied the picture, which teased fans with the words: "Hello all! We've just got our hands on this photo from the set of the Call the Midwife Christmas Special, which comes to your screens this holiday season 2024!

"It's a wonderful behind-the-scenes portrait of our own Georgie Glen, as the redoubtable Miss Higgins. But we couldn't help noticing a great profusion of that most Christmas of British vegetables... SPROUTS! Lots and lots of them! "The more curious amongst you might wonder why there are quite so many sprouts being prepared by Millicent here... All will be revealed!"

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After the close of Call the Midwife's 13th season, several plot threads were left open notably the future of Trixie (played by Helen George) and Matthew's (portrayed by Olly Rix) partnership. He'd jetted off to New York with his son, leaving her in Poplar, but as the series wrapped up, Trixie made the bold move to cross the pond and reunite with her spouse.

Helen George is set to return for the upcoming season, suggesting that Trixie's American dream may be short-lived perhaps the allure of a Nonnatus House Christmas (complete with all those Brussels sprouts) could be too strong to resist. The official Call the Midwife social media channels have already shared that the cameras started rolling for the festive special on Monday 29 April, posting a snap of the Turner family by a festively adorned Christmas tree, clapperboard in hand, signalling the start of production.

The special is tipped to unfold in 1969, as the Nonnatus House team and their nearest and dearest gear up for the dawn of the 1970s.