Call The Mid­wife

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - THE GUIDE -

Aun­tie’s hit pe­riod drama re­turns with a Christ­mas spe­cial. Set in 1960, we’re promised a bus trip to see the Re­gent Street lights and a tele­vised carol con­cert. On a less jolly note, the fes­tive sea­son brings back mem­o­ries of a lost baby daugh­ter for one griev­ing mother. A new se­ries fol­lows in mid-Jan­uary. Sadly, Mi­randa Hart won’t be back with the show as Chummy, al­though the ac­tor and co­me­dian has jok­ingly held open the prospect of a re­turn in the fu­ture “as an en­light­ened, crazed ’60s hippy who is hav­ing an af­fair with Paul McCart­ney”.

BBC TWO Back In Time For Din­ner, re­turn to our screens to demon­strate how our fore­bears cel­e­brated the fes­tive sea­son. Christ­mas 1940 sounds par­tic­u­larly mis­er­able, un­less, of course, the prospect of make-do-and-mend car­rot fudge seems ap­peal­ing. More se­ri­ously, for those who lived in Bri­tain’s cities, this was the year when the Blitz was at its height. Fast for­ward to the 1960s and turkey ap­pears on the menu, a re­minder that some tra­di­tions have a shorter his­tory than we of­ten imag­ine. The se­cond of two episodes kicks off with the 1970s, and in­cludes the story of how the race for the Christ­mas num­ber one sin­gle be­gan.

BBC ONE writ­ing team, while the en­sem­ble cast in­cludes Stephen Rea, Pauline Collins, Caro­line Quentin, Omid Djalili and Peter Firth.

re­turns to BBC One this Christ­mas

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