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Call the Midwife announces major return of beloved cast member for Christmas special

We are so excited for this!

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Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
December 8, 2021
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BBC One's Call the Midwife has confirmed the return of a long-serving cast member for the Christmas special. 

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The period drama took to Facebook to share the news with a festive photograph, revealing that Max Macmillan, who plays Timothy Turner, will be returning for the special episode after his character went off to medical school in the last series. 

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Posting a photo of Max standing next to his on-screen father, Stephen McGann, the show wrote the following caption: "In the new Christmas Special, we’re delighted to feature the return from medical school of young Timothy Turner, played by Max Macmillan. 

"Max is one of our longest-serving cast members – having starred in our first Christmas Special at the tender age of 11! But now Max is a strapping 21-year-old graduate and, just like his screen character, is now able to partake in more interesting festive aspects of Nonnatus life."

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The post also included a comment from Stephen McGann, who teased Timothy's role in the upcoming episode, which will see the Nonnatus House staff faced with a busy Christmas Day. "This year I’m delighted to be working with Max in some interesting ways in the Christmas story," he said. 

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Max Macmillan who plays Timothy will return for the festive special

"He’s a medical student – so as a GP, I’m keen to let him see a little bit more of the work I do. But it ends up being just a little bit more than we bargained for..!"

Fans were thrilled with the news and took to the comments section to express their excitement. One person wrote: "Looking forward to seeing this year’s Christmas show! Watching Timothy grow up and in Dr Turner’s “shoes” has been a joy," while another added: "Wonderful news, look forward to seeing him."

A third person commented: "So glad Timothy will be in it. I hope he has a main storyline."

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