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Call the Midwife Season 13: New Faces Join the Drama

Fans of the beloved BBC series “Call the Midwife” won’t have to wait much longer to immerse themselves in the heartwarming tales of Nonnatus House. Following an emotional Christmas Day special, viewers eagerly anticipate the return of this iconic drama, and their patience is about to be rewarded.

“Call the Midwife” has been a staple on the BBC since 2012, originally based on the books by Jennifer Worth, chronicling her experiences as a midwife in the vibrant and challenging East End of London during the 1950s. Over the years, it has captivated global audiences with its compelling narratives and endearing characters.

The forthcoming series, “Call the Midwife” Season 13, promises the return of many familiar faces and introduces new characters to the beloved Nonnatus House.

Two major additions to the cast are Trinidadian pupil midwife Joyce Highland, portrayed by Renee Bailey, and fellow pupil Rosalind Clifford, played by Natalie Quarry.

Meet Joyce Highland (Renee Bailey)

Described by the creators of “Call the Midwife” as “hardworking, fiercely bright, and deeply kind,” Joyce Highland is a formidable addition to Nonnatus House. Beneath her strong exterior, she carries the weight of a traumatic past. Renee Bailey, known for her roles in Netflix and BBC series like “Rebel Cheer Squad – A Get Even Series” and the BBC show “Mood,” brings depth and authenticity to her character.

Bailey shared her insights into Joyce, emphasizing her character’s multifaceted nature: “She is driven and knows what she wants. She’s come to England from Trinidad and was training in Birmingham before London. I’ve tried to bring in a little more softness as well as qualities that I love in Black women generally. I don’t want her to just be this stereotypical idea of what a strong black woman looks like. She has a lot of tenderness.”

Meet Rosalind Clifford (Natalie Quarry)

Rosalind Clifford complements the dynamics at Nonnatus House with her honest, loyal, and kind-hearted nature. Although she may appear naive at times, she possesses an inner resilience that allows her to navigate life’s challenges. Portrayed by Natalie Quarry, known for her roles in BBC’s long-running drama “Doctors,” the award-winning series “Atlanta,” and the short film “The Silent Canary,” Rosalind brings a fresh perspective to the show.

Quarry shared her thoughts on her character: “She’s had quite a closeted upbringing but has the attitude of ‘just got to get on with it,’ which is quite British and probably good for her job.”

While these two new characters bring fresh energy and stories to “Call the Midwife,” one beloved character will be noticeably absent from Season 13. Nurse Lucille Robinson, portrayed by Leonie Elliott, confirmed her departure from the show in 2023, bidding farewell to her character and leaving fans with cherished memories.

Despite Nurse Robinson’s absence, “Call the Midwife” is set to continue its journey, with two more series planned to extend the drama until 2026. The show will transition to the year 1971, offering new narratives and historical contexts for viewers to enjoy.

“Call the Midwife” Season 13 premieres on Sunday, January 7, at 8 pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, promising more heartwarming moments, compelling stories, and the introduction of exciting new characters to this beloved series.

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