'Call the Midwife' returns Sunday for seventh season

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"Call the Midwife" returns Sunday for Season 7.

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Visit Poplar in 1963 for Season 7 of the beloved Call the Midwife.

New episodes begin airing at 7 p.m. Sunday, kicking off with back-to-back episodes.

Nonnatus House welcomes a new midwife, Lucille Anderson (played by Leonie Elliott, Black Mirror), the first West Indian midwife to be featured as a series regular.

Elegant, compassionate and clever, Nurse Lucille is swift to settle in and brings a fresh new energy to life at Nonnatus House. Her story reflects the experiences of Caribbean nurses who traveled to the U.K. in the 1960s to support the expanding National Health Service.

Season 7 of Call the Midwife opens as the “Big Freeze” of 1963 continues and the midwives persevere through the intense winter.

The nuns and nurses of Nonnatus House are being tested as they have never been before, both personally and professionally. All around them they see the old East End vanishing, as slum clearances make way for bold new tower blocks to accommodate expanding communities. They find themselves facing a wide range of medical challenges, from breech birth to cancer, Huntington’s chorea and cataracts.

Trixie and Christopher continue to develop their romance, while Tom and Barbara enjoy life as a married couple. Nurse Crane’s authority is questioned from an unexpected source, and Sister Monica Joan is forced to accept her failing faculties. Additionally, life for the Turners is turned upside down when Shelagh decides to employ an au pair.

"Call the Midwife is a love letter to community, family, babies, and the strength of women. We’re thrilled to be able to share Season 7 with our loyal and much-loved PBS fans," creator and executive producer Heidi Thomas said.

Episodes are available to stream the day after broadcast at Panhandle PBS and on all PBS apps.

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