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.
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.
The final four episodes of ITV’s Poirot begin with The Big Four on Wednesday, October 23rd. The Belgian sleuth will be reunited with Captain Hastings, Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon. By the time the last episode (Curtain) airs David Suchet will have brought to life each of Agatha Christie’s Poirot stories.
Tonight (Sunday, September 15) at 9pm, Foyle’s War returns to PBS after over three years. The new seventh series is set in the post war era with Foyle now working for MI5. You can watch a preview here.
Still Life, the adaptation of Louise Penny’s first Gamache book, will also air tonight on the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).
You can see the ITV trailer here. Watch for artful references to classic series of the past – Prime Suspect, Morse — as well as for glimpses of Vera, Whitechapel, The Bletchley Circle, Poirot, Downton Abbey…
The BBC’s promo is here and gives hints of Sherlock, Quirke, Ripper Street and much more.