Our favorite midwives will be back when Call the Midwife’s Christmas Special airs on BBC One on Christmas Day
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It’s been almost a year since we last made a trip to the Nonnatus house in Poplar.
But our favorite midwives will be back when Call the Midwife’s Christmas Special airs on BBC One on Christmas Day.
The last episode of the ninth series aired in late February and a fight to save the nursing home was a success – but only for a year.
And Valerie was broken when her grandmother was hospitalized and diagnosed with cancer and later died in emotional scenes.
When we return to the series, the midwives will be in December 1965, taking Sister Monica Joan to the hospital, while the arrival of a traveling circus presents an exciting opportunity for Nurse Crane.
But it won’t come as a surprise that the cast and crew at Call the Midwife have had to make changes to the way they film and act on set.
Although we won’t see the difference, these famous birth scenes had to be adjusted to make the filming Covid safe. So how did you do it?.
Ella Bruccoleri, who plays sister Frances, told RadioTimes that they were not allowed to have contact with the babies in any scene.
« We need to be offset so they can tune in. So it’s like a super cohesive sentence, « she explained.
Not only that, the actual mothers of the babies acted as body doubles for the actors to film safely.
« It’s the mothers who have to dress up as us and stand up for these recordings, » revealed Ella. « So the mothers wear the full habits and things. «
And every person playing a mother who is going to hold a baby had to be tested for coronavirus.
The only change you’re likely to notice is that actors now wear surgical masks during medical scenes. But that’s not unusual this year.
Call The Midwife, Christmas Special, BBC One
World News – GB – How Call the Midwife changed the way birth scenes were filmed for the Christmas Special
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