Call the Midwife Christmas Special and Sherlock

Tea Time Tidbit for the week of December 26, 2016

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Call the Midwife Christmas Special

Two of my favorite shows returned this holiday season – Call the Midwife, which we saw Christmas Day at 7:30pm (check here to watch online) and Season 4 of Sherlock premieres New Year’s Day at 9pm.

 

 

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The Call the Midwife cast

 

The hour and a half long Call the Midwife Christmas Special will have aired just a few hours earlier in the U.K. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago the episode takes place in South Africa where the midwives have gone to help out at a missionary hospital. The actors and crew were there for an entire month filming the special and for at least one of the actresses, the time she spent there was especially memorable.

 

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Victoria Yeates and her brand new
fiancé, Paul Housden

Actress Victoria Yeates, who plays Sister Winifred, was joined for part of the filming by her musician composer boyfriend, Paul Housden. During a short break in filming, the couple visited a game reserve near Cape Town, and on their way home stopped off at a little café where Paul proposed! Victoria said yes, much to the delight of her Midwife cast mates. No word yet on when the couple will be married. Yeates is currently preparing to embark on a four month tour in a new production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. In it she plays the lead role of Elizabeth Proctor.

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Although we’ll have to wait until the spring to see Season 6 of Call the Midwife, the four episode Season 4 of Sherlock will begin airing January 1st. Since it last aired, the star of the series, Benedict Cumberbatch, has married, had a child and not long ago announced that he and his wife are expecting another baby. Babies were also in abundance on the set of Sherlock as several of them were required to play John and Mary Watson’s newborn daughter, Rosamund.

Cumberbatch is now busy working on a new film, The Current War, which is set in the late 1880s and is about the rivalry between Thomas Edison, played by Cumberbatch, and George Westinghouse.

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