Christmas Special

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Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

1958 is drawing to a close as the residents of Poplar prepare for Christmas. Festivities are thrown into chaos when an unexploded bomb is discovered close to Nonnatus House, causing mayhem among the nuns, midwives and residents of Poplar just days before Christmas. Everyone is evacuated from their homes, and the midwives of Nonnatus House are tasked with overseeing the rescue centre until the bomb is made safe.

Jenny Lee finds herself drawn into the lives of young couple Yvonne and Alan Bridges, who are expecting their first child. Since fighting in the Korean War, Alan has suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and Jenny, with the help of Trixie, becomes instrumental in helping him to overcome his fears.

Elsewhere, Shelagh Mannion, formerly Sister Bernadette, and Dr Turner prepare for their understated wedding. But when Timothy is struck down with a potentially fatal illness, their plans are put on hold while they keep vigil at his bedside.

Credits

Jenny Lee
Jessica Raine
Sister Julienne
Jenny Agutter
Sister Evangelina
Pam Ferris
Chummy Noakes
Miranda Hart
Sister Monica Joan
Judy Parfitt
Trixie Franklin
Helen George
Cynthia Miller
Bryony Hannah
Shelagh Turner
Laura Main
PC Peter Noakes
Ben Caplan
Dr Patrick Turner
Stephen McGann
Fred Buckle
Cliff Parisi
Timothy Turner
Max Macmillan
Alec Jesmond
Leo Staar
Yvonne Bridges
Victoria Bewick
Alan Bridges
Sam Swainsbury
Maggie
Lucy Kilpatrick
Captain Goodacre
Raymond Coulthard
Jack Smith
Jake Bailey
Reporter
Oliver Stoney
Major Fawcett
Simon Armstrong
Linda Buck
Nancy Carroll
Sister Gibbs
Sandi Toksvig
Voice of Mature Jenny
Vanessa Redgrave
Producer
Hugh Warren
Director
Thea Sharrock
Writer
Heidi Thomas

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