Call the Midwife Christmas Special on PBS

Call the Midwife’s Christmas special is set to air on the BBC on December 24th and for once North American viewers will not have to wait much longer — PBS has announced that it will air the special on December 29th.

Season 3 of the series will begin airing on PBS on Sunday, March 30th, 2014.

 

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Holiday Season on the BBC

The BBC is cramming a lot of excellent drama into the end of this year and the beginning of the next. 

Last Tango in Halifax will complete its second series on December 24th, Call the Midwife has its Christmas special on the 25th, the adaptation of P.D. James’ Death Comes to Pemberley will air its three episodes on December 26th, 27th and 28th, and on December 30th will be the one-off adaptation of mystery novel, The Thirteenth Tale, starring Olivia Colman and Vanessa Redgrave. 

Now for the new year — not only is Sherlock returning on New Year’s Day, but episode two (John’s wedding!) will follow quickly on the 5th.  On January 6th, Father Brown returns for the first of 10 new episodes, with a new episode airing each weekday afternoon.  Also returning in the first week of January is long-running series Silent Witness.

Happy Holidays!

The Bletchley Circle Returns

Series two of this code-breaking crime drama will return to ITV on January 6th.  The new series will consist of four episodes which will make up two, two-part stories.

The first story picks up a year after the events in series one.  Another former Bletchley Circle woman is on trial for murder and only her fellow decoders can save her from the noose.

In the second story one of the women gets inadvertently involved in shady dealings and is kidnapped.

Series two will air on PBS sometime during spring 2014.  I’ll send along exact dates once they are announced.

New Sherlock Trailer

In case you’ve somehow missed it, here’s the new trailer for season 3.  Sherlock returns two years after his supposed death when London is under threat of an imminent terrorist attack.  It looks as if slipping back into his old life is not going to be as easy as he expects.  Good stuff!

The first of the three new episodes will air January 1st on the BBC and January 19th on PBS.