It’s October 1967, which brings new beginnings with Nurse Crane (Linda Bassett) away on an exciting adventure of a lifetime and Trixie (Helen George) taking care of her godmother in Portofino.

Sister Hilda (Fenella Woolgar) runs a tight ship, and Shelagh (Laura Main) has joined the team to ease their busy workload. Lucille (Leonie Elliott) prepares for her first day back at work but is clearly not coping well, despite the support of the team.

Sister Monica Joan (Judy Parfitt) is spooked to find a black raven in the parlour, believing its presence to be an omen. Seeking interpretation of the raven’s meaning, Sister Monica Joan connects with Dulcie Greenhalgh, (FrancesTomelty) an eccentric East End clairvoyant, but soon realises there is another reason they were destined to meet.

Matthew (Olly Rix) discovers one of his warehouses is being used by squatters, including a heavily pregnant woman. Shelagh faces the most challenging delivery of her career. Dr Turner (Stephen McGann) attends a district health committee meeting on measles vaccination. He hopes to increase uptake by running a pilot scheme in Poplar.

Call the Midwife – Saturday 11 February, 2023 at 7:30pm on ABC and ABC ivew