We're so sad about this!

Call the Midwife fans are already counting down until the Christmas special. And it seems that fans will need their hankies at the ready for another heart-wrenching episode.

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The last series of the hit show closed with the death of the much loved Sister Evangelina (Pam Ferris). And now the cast and crew have been snapped filming scenes at St Anne’s Church in Limehouse, London.

Clad in black the mourners – including fan favourite Trixie (Helen George)- were pictured bowing their heads over a grave site. Viewers will need to wait until the next series kicks off in January, before the identity of the mystery person is revealed.

Call the Midwife – who’s back?

Returning cast members for series 6 include Jenny Agutter (Sister Julienne), Linda Bassett (Nurse Crane) and Victoria Yeates (Sister Winifred). Also returning are Laura Main (Shelagh Turner) and Stephen McGann (Dr Turner). This is as well as Jack Ashton (Tom), Charlotte Ritchie (Barbara) and Cliff Parisi (Fred).

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A newcomer for the Christmas special is Sinead Cusack. The Irish actress will play Dr Myra Fitzsimmons. Other spoilers from the festive special include the nun’s visit to a tiny mission hospital on the Eastern Cape in need of their help.

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Heidi Thomas, creator, writer and executive producer, reveals more details:

“My passion for the world and characters of Call The Midwife grows stronger with each passing year. Every season brings new stories, new challenges and new triumphs – yet each one feels like a return to a much-loved home. And series six will be no exception. As the team settle back into Poplar after their South African adventure, we‘ll see them grappling with all the contradictions and opportunities of the early Sixties. The beacon of the pill, the shadow of the Kray twins, the lure of independence and the call to duty. And time and time again, in a age of change and danger, we will be reminded of the simple power of love.”

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