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Call The Midwife boss whips fans into a frenzy with cryptic post about Christmas special episode | The Sun
CALL the Midwife bosses have given fans an emotional update on the progress of filming for the upcoming season and the Christmas special.
Eager fans of the BBC drama welcomed the news that production is ‘racing towards the end.’
The Call The Midwife cast, including Stephen McGann and Helen George, have spent months filming for the new season 13 and the special Christmas episode.
On the show's official Instagram account, they recently updated fans about production and announced that filming would soon be wrapped.
A picture of actor Cliff Parisi who plays Fred Buckle, on set was posted on their social media account with a caption that reads: "
“Behind the scenes on Call the Midwife Series 13: light in the darkness.
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“We are now racing towards the end of filming for series 13, as the days shorten and the nights stretch away into winter.
“As we are a show that faithfully follows the seasons of each year, our stories inevitably turn towards those things that the British traditionally use to light up their spirits on cold nights… like firework displays!
“Call the Midwife is no stranger to fireworks – and no Poplar light show would be complete without Fred Buckle (Cliff Parisi) risking life and limb in the service of his community!
“Diminishing sunlight inevitably affects any film production at this time of year.
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"Our daytime external scenes have fewer hours in the day in which to be filmed – but, conversely, night shots don't have to be filmed so late at night.
“But the old mansion you know as Nonnatus House becomes rather spooky and forbidding in the increasing gloom! Eek!
“Yet there are deeper community roots to these many festivals that bring us together in winter.
“In so many cultures and across the vastness of time and geography, we all seem to find ways to celebrate through the long nights – taming the darkness with a light we can share in common.
They continued: “Call the Midwife is a drama about the light we share in common. The child that lights a family.
“The selfless care that lights a community. The community that strives to shine brighter than the total of those individual lights it contains.
“In this way, our drama finds a strange kind of home in these dark days. And there's no brighter episode in our annual calendar than that which occurs at the gloomiest time of all… Christmas!
“Not long to go now.”
After the announcement, anticipating show fans swarmed the comments sections as penned: "Can't wait for the Christmas special! Hankies at the ready."
A second wrote: "Can't wait for season 13, definitely my favourite show, it's so comforting,"
Another added: "Counting the days! Best show on TV.”
Call The Midwife season 13 synopsis reads: "Series 13 continues to explore complex medical and personal situations on the midwifery and district nursing rounds.
"It is now 1969, and more babies are being born in hospital than ever before. Pressure on maternity beds remains extremely high across the country.
"But Poplar is coping better than most due to the work of Nonnatus House and the popularity of home births under the auspices of the Sisters."
Sister Julienne actress Jenny Agutter spoke to HELLO! at the NTA awards and teased fans a bit about what is to be expected in the new series.
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She said: "There's a lot of babies that have been born, and we're coping with it. We're halfway through the year now, and we're in 1969, so it's interesting times."
The BBC has yet to confirm an official release date for the Christmas special, but it has been confirmed that season 13 will air in 2024.