BBC Sets January Air Date For ‘Call The Midwife’ Season 7

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11 Jan 18
BBC Sets January Air Date For ‘Call The Midwife’ Season 7

BBC Sets January Air Date For ‘Call The Midwife’ Season 7

BBC’s ratings juggernaut Call The Midwife returns for its 7th Season on Sunday 21st January 2018 at 8pm on BBC One, and not only has some old faces return, but also sees some new ones too.

The departure of Barbara has prompted Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) to recruit a new midwife, Lucille Anderson (Leonie Elliott), whose new job gets off to a rather bumpy start, when she is not only late to work, due to the snow, but also falls ill.

Nurse Lucille Anderson is the first West Indian midwife to feature as a regular character on the series, and according to creator Heidi Thomas will “bring stories with her, and a different cultural point of view.”

Actress Leonie Elliott has popped up in the usual array of British tv series, i.e. ‘Holby City’, ‘Casualty’, ‘The Bill’ – but most notably also stared in the brilliant ‘Black Mirror’ episode ‘Hated in the Nation’. She was also featured in the BBC’s 2017 ‘New Talent Hotlist’, although the 29yr old actress has been working in tv and theatre since she was a child.

Based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth, ‘Call The Midwife’ follows the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s.

Call The Midwife‘ Season 7 gets it’s UK premiere on Sunday, 21st January 2018 at 8pm on BBC One.