Call The Midwife fans thrilled as Christmas teaser lands

Episode airs on December 25

Call The Midwife fans got an early Christmas present when a clip from this year’s festive special was aired on Children In Need.

Viewers were “buzzing” with excitement and “can’t wait” for the episode, with nurse Valerie Dyer, played by Jennifer Kirby, returning.

It also features the show’s first black nurse Lucille, reflecting the influx of NHS workers from the Caribbean in the swinging 60s.

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One fan tweeted: “Can’t wait! Best programme on the telly!”

Another wrote: “Love CTM and caught up on the last series’s in preparation for the Christmas special and the eagerly awaited next series.”

Helen George in the trailer (Credit: BBC)

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A third added: “Buzzing for the Christmas special.”

The clip begins with Valerie’s evening with her fellow midwives being interrupted by an expectant father banging on the door calling for help.

They dash to help a woman who is having a “BBA”, or “born before arrival”, on the street.

The cast on Children In Need (Credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

Further details of the plot are a closely guarded secret, but pictures released by the BBC show Sister Mildred, played by Miriam Margolyes.

She arrives unexpectedly at Nonnatus House with four Chinese orphans who are found abandoned in Hong Kong.

The children are being adopted in the UK as part of a global refugee programme.

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The special airs on Christmas Day (Credit: BBC/Neal Street/Nicky Johnston)

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Helen George, who plays Nurse Trixie, is definitely back as she appears in the trailer that aired last night.

Call The Midwife’s Christmas Special will air on Christmas Day on BBC1, with series eight following in January and February, 2019.

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