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Call the Midwife Holiday Special

Christmas in July!! 8 pm Friday, July 11, on WILL-TV: The drama winner in WILL's Fund Your Favorites viewer poll.

Jessica Raine as Jenny Lee, Bryony Hannah as Cynthia Miller and Helen George as Trixie

Jessica Raine as Jenny Lee, Bryony Hannah as Cynthia Miller and Helen George as Trixie

Based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth and created for TV by Heidi Thomas, Call the Midwife follows nurse Jenny Lee and the midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House convent, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care. Chummy, PC Noakes and baby Freddy are back in the East End, Sister Bernadette, now known as Shelagh since leaving the convent, is preparing for her wedding to Dr. Turner and Jenny is facing huge challenges personally and professionally. At Christmas, when an unexploded World War II bomb is found under a warehouse close to Nonnatus House, the nuns and dozens of local families become homeless. Dr. Turner is in a race against time to immunize children against polio, but when the illness strikes closer to home, he finds there’s nothing he can do but hope. Chummy persuades a royal visitor to the East End to open the new Community Centre. It’s a race against time as Chummy tries to get everything in place for the big day.

Stay tuned at 9 pm for our runner-up in the Fund Your Favorites drama category, Downtown Abbey, Season 1, Part 4: Sybil rallies for the women's vote, and when she is swept up in violence surrounding reading of the election results, Matthew wins a heart by bringing her to safety. In London, Mary gains a shocking insight, and Aunt Rosamund freely dispenses dubious advice. At a resplendent garden party, actions and betrayals come home to roost, and important news arrives.