Leave it to the BBC to continue to surprise everyone when it comes to premiere dates. The new season of “Call the Midwife” starts tomorrow on BBC One, a good two months or so before it leaps over to America and airs here on PBS. While it may not always get the same sort of promotion as a “Downton Abbey” or a “Sherlock,” there is still quite a bit of good stuff that it brings to the table.
For this new season, change is going to be the name of the gate, at least at first. As series star Jessica Raine (who plays Jenny) says to the Radio Times, a new location is something that you are going to take notice of almost right off the bat:
“In episode one we move into a whole new building. It feels like a fresh new start for everyone in Nonnatus.
“It’s another huge old house that they kind of wedge themselves into … They’ve built beautiful streets outside the house so there’s lots more scope for goings on around Nonnatus.”
What about romance? You are going to have that playing out, as well, in some form. There are some feelings that she has for Alec, but in her mind, there is a difference between affection and then acting out on those feelings, especially in the form of marriage. Raine says that this is something that you may have to wait for at least a little while longer to see more of:
“Jenny really likes him, but she’s still very much of the feeling that her work is her vocation and that’s her real first love. In that day and age, if you found someone then you got married. She doesn’t want to do that yet, which I think is quite a refreshing thing to see on screen.”
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