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Christmas Special 2013

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.

Release date:

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Sat 28 Dec 2013 15:15


Role Contributor
Jenny LeeJessica Raine
Sister JulienneJenny Agutter
Sister EvangelinaPam Ferris
Chummy NoakesMiranda Hart
Sister Monica JoanJudy Parfitt
Trixie FranklinHelen George
Cynthia MillerBryony Hannah
Shelagh TurnerLaura Main
PC Peter NoakesBen Caplan
Dr Patrick TurnerStephen McGann
Fred BuckleCliff Parisi
Timothy TurnerMax Macmillan
Alec JesmondLeo Staar
Yvonne BridgesVictoria Bewick
Alan BridgesSam Swainsbury
MaggieLucy Kilpatrick
Captain GoodacreRaymond Coulthard
Jack SmithJake Bailey
ReporterOliver Stoney
Major FawcettSimon Armstrong
Linda BuckNancy Carroll
Sister GibbsSandi Toksvig
Voice of Mature JennyVanessa Redgrave
ProducerHugh Warren
DirectorThea Sharrock
WriterHeidi Thomas

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