‘Call The Midwife’ Christmas 2016 Episode Plot Revealed - And The Midwives Are Going Abroad

'Producers have gone to a lot of trouble to make it accurate and authentic of the time.'

Christmas may still be months away but for those who work in TV, preparation is already underway, and the ‘Call The Midwife’ team - who have already filmed their 2016 Christmas special - have now revealed new plot details.

For the festive season, the midwives and nuns will be heading abroad, and the cast have been filming in South Africa.

The Christmas specials are usually tearjerkers
The Christmas specials are usually tearjerkers
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The episode will be set in a South African village in 1962, when apartheid was being enforced by the government, reports the Mirror.

The episode will also feature the return of Chummy, played by Miranda Hart, and she’ll be sticking for the sixth series, which will air in 2017.

The most recent episodes were a huge hit with fans, who were left reaching for the tissues following the shock death of one of a much-loved Nonnatus House resident.

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