If you are a particularly big fan of “Call the Midwife,” then Thursday is going to be quite the day for you! The season 4 Christmas Special will be airing on BBC, and for the network, we would say that this is equally significant.
Why? The simplest reason for it is just that this is the first special that they have had without Jessica Raine in the cast, and she was a huge part of the show for the first three seasons. Given that Jennifer Worth is still a force on the show, though (played in the future by Vanessa Redgrave), she will not be gone completely.
Speaking to the Radio Times about Thursday’s episode, actress Helen George (who plays Trixie on the series) explained that “there’s sort of a sense of Jenny the whole way through” the special, and said that “it’s as though she’s still watching over us.”
As for what the show is like without Raine aboard the cast, George said that there is still a transition, but the show is very much still the same one that you know and love:
“Personally, of course, I miss her every day. But in terms of the story, it’s in a place where it’s about all of us now… It doesn’t change the sense of the piece at all.”
Even after this special airs, you will not be missing the show for very long at all. New episodes will resume on the BBC in January, and air throughout the first few months of the year.
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