Call the Midwife and Mr. Selfridge Return to Sunday Nights
Go back to East London on the eve of the Swinging Sixties when the British drama Call the Midwife returns for a third season on March 30 at 8 p.m. Also debuting that night is the second season of Masterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge at 9 p.m.
Season 3 of Call the Midwife opens in 1959 as the winds of change are sweeping through the country. Throughout the season, viewers will follow the joys and heartbreak of the midwives as they continue to care for members of the Poplar community and face management changes at Nonnatus House.
Call the Midwife stars Jessica Raine as Jenny Lee, along with Jenny Agutter (“The Railway Children,” “Spooks”) as Sister Julienne, Pam Ferris (“Little Dorrit,” “Darling Buds of May”) as Sister Evangelina, Miranda Hart (“Miranda”) as Chummy, Judy Parfitt (“Little Dorrit,” Girl With a Pearl Earring), who was nominated for a 2013 Satellite Award for her work as Sister Monica Joan, Helen George (“Hollyoaks,” “Doctors”) as Trixie Franklin, Bryony Hannah (Cemetery Junction) as Cynthia Miller, Laura Main (“Monarch of the Glen”) as Shelagh and Cliff Parisi (“EastEnders”) as Fred. Vanessa Redgrave provides the voice of the mature Jenny.
Call the Midwife (Season 3) full episodes will be available for viewing on the PBS Video Portal for a limited time after each national broadcast.
Masterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge picks up the story in 1914, as the store celebrates its fifth anniversary in business. With World War I imminent, the lives of everyone at Selfridge’s will inevitably be affected.
In addition to Jeremy Piven, the returning cast includes Frances O’Connor as his wife Rose, Aisling Loftus as Agnes Towler, Katherine Kelly as Lady Mae, Grégory Fitoussi as Henri Leclair, Trystan Gravelle as Victor Colleano, Amanda Abbington as Miss Mardle, Tom Goodman-Hill as Roger Grove, and Ron Cook as Mr. Crabb. Additions to the ensemble include Polly Walker (John Carter), Cal Macaninch (Warriors, Wild at Heart) as Mr Thackeray and Aidan McArdle (Jane Eyre, Einstein’s Big Idea).