Everything You Need to Know Before the Season 10 Premiere of “Call the Midwife”
Are you excited about the return of Call the Midwife? We certainly are! Before the premiere of Season 10 on October 3, get the inside scoop of the storyline, the breakdown of who’s who, what episodes to expect and where to watch below:
What can we expect from Season 10?
Season 10 opens in the year 1966 at a trying time for the midwives, but there is excitement too as the women’s rights movement intensifies. With Trixie’s help, Sister Julienne is determined to steer Nonnatus House out of its financial quandary. Dr. Turner deals with an array of difficult cases, including a former soldier involved in nuclear test explosions.
Meanwhile, Sister Monica Joan experiences a crisis of faith and Sister Frances realizes she needs to be a little less spiritual to really connect with the local women. Nonnatus House also welcomes four new pupil midwives, including Nancy Corrigan, who makes quite an impression. There are some interesting challenges – and great celebrations – ahead.
Who’s in the cast?
Call the Midwife: Season 10 stars Jenny Agutter (The Railway Children, Spooks) as Sister Julienne, Annabelle Apsion (Shameless) as Violet Buckle, Linda Bassett (East Is East, Lark Rise To Candleford) as Nurse Phyllis Crane, Ella Bruccoleri (The Last Kingdom) as Sister Frances, Megan Cusack (The Cherry Orchard) as Pupil Midwife Nancy Corrigan, Leonie Elliott as Nurse Lucille Anderson (Danny and the Human Zoo), Helen George (Hollyoaks, Doctors) as Nurse Trixie Franklin, Georgie Glen (Waterloo Road) as Miss Higgins, Laura Main (Monarch of the Glen) as Nurse Shelagh Turner, Stephen McGann (Emmerdale) as Dr. Patrick Turner, Judy Parfitt (Little Dorrit, Girl With a Pearl Earring) as Sister Monica Joan, Cliff Parisi (EastEnders) as Fred Buckle, Zephryn Taitte (Brothers With No Game) as Cyril Robinson, and Fenella Woolgar (Bright Young Things, Home Fires) as Sister Hilda. Vanessa Redgrave provides the voice of the mature Jennifer Worth.
How many episodes will there be?
There will be seven episodes that air on Sundays, starting October 3 and going through Sunday, November 17. Following the season finale and in honor of the 10th season, a celebratory compilation episode, “Special Delivery,” will air on November 21.
Where can you watch the new season?
You can watch the premiere of Season 10 on Sunday, October 3, at 8pm on CET, ThinkTV16, the stations’ livestreams, and the PBS Video App. The series will also air on CET Arts on Tuesdays at 9pm starting on October 5.
Passport members can stream Season 10 early on a weekly basis online at https://watch.cetconnect.org/show/call-midwife/. For more information about CET Passport, visit https://watch.cetconnect.org/passport/learn-more/.
Any other exciting news?
Yes! To celebrate the series’ 10th anniversary, Weldon Owen will release A Labour of Love: Ten Years of Call The Midwife on November 2, 2021. Written by Stephen McGann, who plays Dr. Patrick Turner on the series, the book explores the moving and personal story of Call the Midwife as told by the cast and crew.