First Look at 'Call the Midwife' Series 4

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The ladies of "Call the Midwife" Series 4. (Photo: BBC/Neal Street Productions)
It’s official: It’s almost time for a new season of Call the Midwife! Everyone’s favorite tear-jerking period drama is headed back to our screens for a fourth season (it’s already been renewed for a fifth, by the way) and the BBC has finally released the first trailer the show’s return.  It is, as you might expect, a rather potent mixture of tears, laughter, drama and a proposal for one of our favorite characters.

This season will mark the first without original Call the Midwife star Jessica Raines, but as we saw in the recent holiday special, while Nurse Jenny Lee is certainly missed, the show is more than capable of carrying on merrily (or sniffle-y or whatever you want to call it) along without her. In her absence, a few new faces will be joining the crew at Nonnatus House – Fresh Meat’s Charlotte Ritchie and Lark Rise to Candleford’s Linda Bassett, who will play nurses Barbara Gilbert and Phyllis Crane, respectively. 

Regulars Miranda Hart, Helen George, Emerald Fennell, Ben Caplan, Laura Main and Stephen McGann are all returning, and the new season will see our favorite midwives and their friends facing new challenges as the 1960s dawn.

Get your first look at Series 4 below: 

The new season of Call the Midwife begins this January in the UK and is due to premiere on our side of the pond beginning March 29, 2015.

Are you looking forward to Series 4?