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Christmas Special 2014

Drama series about a group of midwives. 1959 is drawing to a close as the residents of Poplar prepare for Christmas, and the midwives are busier than ever.

The episode opens in 2005 with Jennifer Worth at home preparing for Christmas with husband Philip. She reminisces about the friends and colleagues of her youth at Nonnatus House, and as she talks we cut back to 1959.

Rehearsals are under way for the Sunday School Christmas concert and while Chummy tries to choreograph dancing snowflakes, Trixie sets to work designing a Father Christmas outfit for Fred to wear.

Chummy is enlisted to help run a poorly managed mother and baby home and with Patsy's help succeeds in bringing some Christmas joy into the residents' lives.

Cynthia is drawn deeply into a case concerning two former residents of a Victorian mental hospital who have been left to fend for themselves and are barely coping. This causes Cynthia to make a life-changing decision.

There is but one question in all of their hearts, though it goes unspoken - what will 1960 bring?

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1 hour, 15 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
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
Patsy Mount Emerald Fennell
Sister Winifred Victoria Yeates
PC Peter Noakes Ben Caplan
Dr Patrick Turner Stephen McGann
Fred Buckle Cliff Parisi
Mature Jennifer Worth Vanessa Redgrave
Philip Worth Ronald Pickup
Freddie Noakes Liam Kiff
Timothy Turner Max Macmillan
Tom Hereward Jack Ashton
Maxine Juliana Rose Cotton
Avril Fox Louisa Connolly-Burnham
Denise Henshall Lea Jackson
Mrs Henshall Lucy Black
Stall Holder Simon Sherlock
Victor Daniel Cerqueira
Nancy Kacey Ainsworth
Sister Maltby Ruth Sheen
Yvonne Corless Josie Farmiloe
Miss French Anna Farnworth
Writer Heidi Thomas
Director Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Producer Ann Tricklebank
Director Philippa Lowthorpe
Len Warren Tim Faraday
Producer Hugh Warren
Pearl Winston Lorraine Stanley
Registrar David Annen
Muriel Sarah Ridgeway
Jenny Lee Jessica Raine
Mrs Hawkes Lacey Bond
Eddy Benjamin Wilkin
Maureen Warren Hayley Squires
Conchita Warren Carolina Valdes

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