Call The Midwife Returns For Series 7 Next Week

Call The Midwife, written and created by Heidi Thomas, returns to BBC One for an eight-part seventh series on Sunday 21st January.

In series seven, it’s 1963 and the nuns and nurses 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 challenging issues, from Leprosy to Stroke, Cataracts, and unmarried mothers.

Trixie’s romance with Christopher continues to develop, whilst 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. And life for the Turners is turned upside down when Shelagh decides to employ a Hungarian au pair!

Meanwhile, Leonie Elliott joins the cast as West Indian midwife Lucille Anderson. Elegant, funny and clever, Lucille quickly settles in, and brings a fresh new energy to life at Nonnatus House. Through her eyes we explore the experiences of Caribbean nurses who came over in the 1960s to support the growing NHS.