How To Watch Call The Midwife Christmas Special 2022 And Stream For Free Now

How to watch Call the Midwife Christmas Special

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Time and date: 7.55pm GMT, Saturday Dec 25
Channel: BBC One
Free live stream: BBC iPlayer (UK)
Watch anywhere: Stream from anywhere with ExpressVPN

Watch Call the Midwife Christmas Special 2022: synopsis

Now in December 1967 and following on from the events of season 11, the Call the Midwife Christmas Special will see the people of Poplar preparing for the holiday season. Promising equal parts heartwarming and deeply emotional scenes, we explain below where you can stream and watch Call the Midwife Christmas Special online where you are.

Rhoda Mullucks (Liz White) delights the midwives as the first patient entering the new maternity wing. Nerves are running particularly high, though, following her last birth in which her baby suffered defective limbs. This is while Nurse Crane (Linda Bassett) helps a woman who recently left prison and is set to bring her unborn child up alone.

In the wake of the horrific train crash, Fred (Cliff Parisi) endeavors to work together with the rest of Poplar to help those families most deeply affected. What better way to raise spirits than a festive talent show, titled 'Poplartunity Knocks'?

With Season 12 following on in quick succession on New Year's Day, make sure you know how to watch the Call the Midwife Christmas Special online and on TV where you are - with free streams available in a number of countries.

Watch Call the Midwife Christmas Special in the UK

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The BBC period drama found its usual home on BBC One in the UK airing on Christmas Day, December 25 at 7.55pm GMT with a runtime of 1 hour 30 minutes.

If you missed it, you can now stream Call the Midwife on BBC iPlayer on catch-up across a number of devices. It's free to sign-up for a BBC account. All you need is an email address and a UK postcode (e.g. B1A 1AA) and a valid TV license.

Abroad? Use a VPN using the instructions below to access BBC iPlayer as if you were at home.

How to watch Call the Midwife from anywhere

Wherever you are on Christmas Day, there's no reason to miss out on accessing a Call the Midwife stream. While the likes of BBC iPlayer block users outside of the UK, you can switch your IP address to appear as if you're right at home with the help of a VPN and log on as normal.

Watch Call the Midwife as if you were at home with a VPN

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2. Connect to a server - for BBC iPlayer, for example, you'll want to connect to a server based in the UK

3. Go to the live stream you wish to access - for Call the Midwife, head to BBC iPlayer

Watch Call the Midwife Christmas Special in the US

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The Call the Midwife Christmas Special aired in the US just a few hours after the UK on PBS at 8pm ET/PT on December 25.

Missed it? You now have the option to watch Call the Midwife live on PBS Online, with episodes usually available up to 30 days after its initial broadcast.

For those outside of the States, use a VPN to unblock PBS while overseas.

Watch Call the Midwife Christmas Special in Canada

For those in Canada looking to tune into the Call the Midwife, the 2022 Christmas Special once again aired on WNED on December 25 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT, which means it's now available on-demand to watch at any time.

WNED is free to use, but registering will allow you to gain access to its wider library of titles. You can also make a donation to get further access to its local programming and premieres.

For those outside of Canada for whatever reason wanting to access a Call the Midwife stream, you can use a VPN to unblock WNED from anywhere.


Call the Midwife Christmas Special 2022 trailer

Call the Midwife Christmas Special 2022 cast

  • Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne
  • Annabelle Apsion as Violet Buckle
  • Linda Bassett as Nurse Phyllis Crane
  • Ella Bruccoleri as Sister Frances
  • Megan Cusack as Nurse Nancy Corrigan
  • Leonie Elliott as Lucille Robinson
  • Helen George as Trixie Franklin
  • Georgie Glen as Miss Higgins
  • Daniel Laruei as Reggie Jackson
  • Max Macmillan as Timothy Turner
  • Laura Main as Shelagh Turner
  • Stephen McGann as Patrick Turner
  • Judy Parifitt as Sister Monica Joan
  • Olly Rix as Matthew Alyward
  • Zephryn Taitte as Cyril Robinson
  • Liz White as Rhoda Mullucks
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