Call The Midwife returns for series 11 at long last, after an adorable Christmas special last week – here’s everything you need to know about the new episodes.
The recent feature-length episode saw Nonnatus House prepare for one of their busiest ever Christmas periods, with a flood of expectant mothers brought onto the wards.
Elsewhere, Nurse Lucille (Leonie Elliott) and Cyril (Zephryn Taitte) prepared for their wedding, which somehow managed to go without a hitch after the nurse sustained a nasty eye injury during after her hen-do.
We saw love between Matthew (Olly Rix) and Nurse Trixie (Helen George) blossom as the pair became closer, which acts as one of the ongoing storylines bringing us nicely into series 11.
But how can you watch the new series of Call The Midwife and who will be in the cast?
What time is Call The Midwife on and what channel?
Call The Midwife will air its first episode of series 11 tonight (January 2) at 8pm on BBC One.
Viewers will also be able to catch-up soon after on BBC iPlayer, with subsequent episodes airing every Sunday at the same timeslot.
Tonight’s teaser from the BBC reads: ‘A long-buried secret leads to a testing and emotional case for the team.’
It comes after cast member Stephen McGann recently commented on a huge upcoming twist fans will see during the series.
Speaking recently to press including Metro.co.uk, he said: ‘Well, we’re not gonna tell you any details, except to say that it’s big, it’s brilliant and it is a real challenge.
‘I think for people who watch the show, I think it’s a departure, it’s different, i’s ambitious,’ teased the star, as he tried not to let slip too much detail…
How many episodes will there be in series 11?
There will be eight new episodes for fans to enjoy over the next couple of months, after the Christmas special bridged the gap between series 10 and 11.
The show has at least two more series’ ahead of it, with series 12 and 13 due to air in 2023 and 2024 after the next set of episodes comes to a close.
Who is in the series 11 cast?
This series will see most of the faces who were featured in the Christmas special return once more.
All our favourite Nonnatus House residents will be back, with Linda Bassett continuing as Nurse Phyllis Crane, Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne and Megan Cusack as trainee Nancy Corrigan.
Stephen McGann as Dr Patrick Turner alongside Laura Main, who plays his wife Shelagh Turner and Max Macmillan returns as their grown-up son Timothy Turner. Youngsters Alice Brown and April Rae Hoang portray the couple’s adopted children, Angela and May.
Meanwhile, Helen George reprises her role as Nurse Trixie Franklin alongside Olly Rix, who plays her friend – possibly about to turn love-interest – Matthew Aylward.
Leonie Elliott returns as newlywed Nurse Lucille Anderson, whose gorgeous wedding took centre stage in the Christmas episode, with Zephryn Taitte as her husband Cyril Robinson.
Of course, the Buckle family will also be back with Cliff Parisi as Fred Buckle. Annabelle Apsion plays his wife Violet Buckle and Daniel Laurie is back as cheeky Reggie Jackson, who was taken in by the couple earlier in the story.