Call the Midwife Christmas 2013 special finds Nonnatus House at risk from an unexploded bomb! SPOILERS

by Lynn Connolly

call the midwife christmas special
Both the BBC and ITV have today unveiled their best festive offerings, and one that we’re excited for – as will millions of others no doubt – is Call the Midwife, which this year focuses on how everyone at Nonnatus House copes with Christmas during wartime…

When we rejoin the hit BBC drama, we’ll see that Christmas 1958 isn’t just about the giving and receiving of presents, but also the healing of deep wounds.

Wartime trials are relived and a new enemy is confronted before peace and love are once more restored to centre stage. Fairy lights adorn the streets as Jenny’s relationship with Alec continues to bloom, and Shelagh prepares for her quiet wedding to Dr Turner…

But suddenly, the residents of Nonnatus House are woken by a hammering on the door, but this time, it’s not a panicking father to be, it’s the police who reveal that just round the corner, an unexploded bomb has been uncovered and the district has to be evacuated!

The power in the immediate vicinity has been cut off, so it’s pitch black as the nuns and nurses scramble out of the door to join the other evacuated residents who’re all scurrying down the street…

jenny lee, call-the-midwife

As the community struggles to make sure Christmas isn’t reduced to ashes, the Nonnatus House staff as ever reach out to help those in need while keeping spirits high, rekindling the spirit of the Blitz.

Jenny is played by Jessica Raine, Alec by Leo Staar, Shelagh by Laura Main and Dr Turner by Stephen McGann.


Guest stars in the Christmas special include Sandy Toksvig as Sister Gibbs, Raymond Coulthard as Captain Goodacre and Simon Armstrong as Major Fawcett.

There’s further ace news as the Call the Midwife Christmas Album is now on sale! Click here to find out more about that!

call the midwife christmas album

So excited! Here’s a reminder of last year’s Christmas special…


Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.