Three midwives smile at the camera from inside a medical clinic.

Season 12 of ‘Call the Midwife’ premieres March 19

February 27, 2023 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

The critically acclaimed British drama Call the Midwife returns for its 12th season 7 p.m. Sundays, March 19-May 7 on PBS Wisconsin and streaming on the free PBS Video App. The eight-part series, which follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House in 1960s East London, will air as part of PBS’ Sunday night drama lineup this spring.

In Season 12 — set in 1968 — change is in the air. Enoch Powell’s infamous “Rivers of Blood” speech criticizing immigration creates serious tension in Poplar, especially when a group of dockers march in support of Powell, distressing Cyril (Zephryn Taitte) and Lucille (Leonie Elliott) in particular.

The midwives welcome a new nun, Sister Veronica (Rebecca Gethings), who is an instant hit with everyone, except Nurse Crane (Linda Bassett). Meanwhile, the bond between Trixie (Helen George) and Matthew (Olly Rix) only strengthens following their engagement, while Nurse Crane helps Nancy (Megan Cusack) with her financial woes. Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) enjoys helping out the district, Shelagh (Laura Main) and Dr. Turner (Stephen McGann) split their time between the busy maternity home and their lively young family, and Reggie (Daniel Laurie) continues to bring joy into the lives of Violet (Annabelle Apsion) and Fred (Cliff Parisi).

5 thoughts on “Season 12 of ‘Call the Midwife’ premieres March 19”

    • Alyssa Beno says:

      Hi Amy, PBS Passport members are able to stream each episode of Call the Midwife 4 weeks ahead of the scheduled broadcast date. So, episode 8 became available April 9. You can now watch it! Enjoy!

  • Gloria Kjorsvik says:

    Why can’t I get Call of the Midwife on Sunday nights at 7:00?
    This is the best show that has been on PBS.
    I live in Sauk Rapids, MN
    Thank you for your time,
    Gloria Kjorsvik

    • Alyssa Beno says:

      Hi Gloria – you should be able to watch Call the Midwife at 7p CT on Sunday nights on the main PBS channel. If you’re having trouble, please contact your local PBS station in Minnesota.

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