Call The Mid­wife

Meet the megahit BBC1 pe­riod drama’s lat­est re­cruit, plus the favourites who are leav­ing...

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Check out this lovely first snap of Call the Mid­wife’s new sign­ing Leonie El­liott as el­e­gant and witty Lu­cille An­der­son, the first West In­dian mid­wife to fea­ture as a reg­u­lar char­ac­ter in the hit BBC1 drama. Lu­cille’s ar­rival will re­flect how Caribbean nurses sup­ported the grow­ing NHS in the 1960s.

Leonie, whose cred­its in­clude Lenny Henry’s BBC1 drama Danny and the Hu­man Zoo, joins in the sev­enth se­ries, which will air in 2018.

Mean­while, it’s been con­firmed that stars Bry­ony Hannah (nun Cyn­thia Miller), Emer­ald Fen­nell and Kate Lamb (nurses Patsy Mount and Delia Busby) have quit the se­ries ahead of its sev­enth run.

‘With new mums rang­ing from a strip­per to an Asian child bride, se­ries seven sees our beloved Non­na­tus House team stretched to the limit as they face med­i­cal, so­cial and emo­tional chal­lenges,’ says writer Heidi Thomas.

But be­fore that, this year’s Christ­mas spe­cial, which guest stars ex-easten­ders favourite Anita Dob­son, will see the nuns and mid­wives ex­pe­ri­ence the cold­est win­ter for 300 years.

Fresh face: leonie el­liott as lu­cille an­der­son

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