The 'Call The Midwife' Season 11 Teaser Brings The Spring

Sister Frances (ELLA BRUCCOLERI), Sister Julienne (JENNY AGUTTER), Sister Hilda (FENELLA WOOLGAR)

Picture Shows: Sister Frances (ELLA BRUCCOLERI), Sister Julienne (JENNY AGUTTER), Sister Hilda (FENELLA WOOLGAR)

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After a decade on the air, Call The Midwife is back to try and go for another decade. For fans of the series, the March arrival of their favorite series is equivalent to a double dose of birthing goodness, and the delay in getting Season 10 on the air in the U.K. in 2021 meant PBS didn't air it until fall. But anytime is a good time for babies, and with the series reaching the late 1960s and the fabled year of the Summer of Love, there may be a more significant baby boom than usual. At least our midwives will be ready if the teaser is correct.

As the show round into its second decade, it's now 1967, and Nonnatus House has come a long way since the days of Season 1's 1957 setting and Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine)'s arrival. Sister Julienne and Sister Monica Joan are still in residence, and Sister Bernadette is still here, even if she's Mrs. Shelagh Turner now. But though the problems of yesteryear with poverty and untreated health problems remain the same, new issues are also popping up, from the continuation of the Fleming family's storyline stemming from Derek's exposure to radiation to squatters of hippies turning up in odd places.

But nothing can suppress the joy of Nonnatus House. The year 1967 celebrated the order's centenary of work in Poplar, and there will be an episode dedicated to that anniversary. This season will also see the midwives and nuns enjoy Eurovision. (Spoiler Alert: Like the World Cup episode last year, the show is covering it because this was the first year the U.K. won.) And there will be comings and goings in the cast because life goes on, but Nonnatus House is eternal. Or is it? Fans who already know the answer, please leave the spoilers at the door; Americans haven't watched yet.

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Here's the Call The Midwife Season 11 synopsis:

Season 11 ventures into the late 60s with two events on the way for the Nonnatus House team: an Easter parade and the Eurovision song contest, while Lucille and Cyril finally manage to settle down. The new season will also see Nancy donning the red cardigan for the first time after passing the midwifery examinations.

The cast for Call The Midwife Season 11 expects just about everyone who is currently on the show's roster to be back this year. That includes Jenny Agutter (Sister Julienne), Judy Parfitt (Sister Monica Joan), Stephen McGann (Doctor Patrick Turner), Laura Main (Shelagh Turner), Linda Bassett (Phyllis Crane), Helen George (Trixie Franklin), Olly Rix (Matthew Aylward), Leonie Elliott (Lucille Anderson), Zephryn Taitte (Cyril Robinson), Ella Bruccoleri (Sister Frances), Megan Cusack (Nancy Corrigan) Cliff Parisi (Fred Buckle), Daniel Laurie (Reggie Buckle), and Miriam Margolyes (Mother Mildred). 

Call The Midwife Season 11 begins on Sunday, March 20, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET on most PBS stations. The series will also stream episodes one week ahead on PBS Passport, allowing members to see new episodes before they air. As always, check your local listings.


Ani Bundel has been blogging professionally since 2010. A DC native, Hufflepuff, and Keyboard Khaleesi, she spends all her non-writing time taking pictures of her cats. Regular bylines also found on MSNBC, CNN, Primetimer, and others. A Woman's Place Is In Your Face. Cat Approved. Find her on Twitter and other social media of your choice: @anibundel

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