Call the Midwife: Christmas special

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BBC First will screen the Call the Midwife Christmas special express from the UK on Boxing Day.

The Christmas Special this year will see the story transported to the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

The 90 minute telemovie stars Sinead Cusack playing Dr Myra Fitzsimmons who runs the threatened Hope Clinic plus Jenny Agutter, Linda Bassett, Victoria Yeates, Laura Main, Stephen McGann, Jack Ashton, Helen George, Charlotte Ritchie and Cliff Parisi.

Nonnatus House receives an SOS from a tiny mission hospital. Understaffed, underfunded, and with a poor water supply, struggling Hope Clinic is faced with closure. Can our much-loved medics and midwives make a difference to the people whose lives depend upon its work? Far from home and everything familiar, the team are both shaken and exhilarated by the challenges they face – and by the time the mission trip is over, some lives are permanently changed.

8.30pm Monday December 26 on BBC First.

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