'Miriam Margoyles is barmy but I love her', declares 'Call the Midwife' co star

Miriam Margolyes in Call the Midwife.
Mother Mildred (Miriam Margolyes) is set to return to 'Call the Midwife' this Christmas. (Image credit: BBC/ Neal Street Productions)

Everyone from the Call the Midwife 2021 Christmas special has loved working with Miriam Margolyes, according to a new behind-the-scenes video. 

As part of the countdown to this year's Call the Midwife festive special, a new video was released on the show's official Twitter account which celebrated Miriam Margoyles' return to the show.

In the video, multiple actors from the show shared their feelings about getting the chance to work alongside Miriam who has come back to play Mother Mildred once again.

Former EastEnders actor Cliff Parisi, who plays Fred Buckle in Call the Midwife, said: "Miriam Margolyes is barmy, but I love her, in a mad and funny way.

"There's no filter, so what's in her head comes out of her mouth. You could possibly say she's a bit edgy; she eats an onion for breakfast; raw onion", he added.

Cliff was just one of the stars who popped up in this video (which you can find below). Jenny Agutter, who plays Sister Julienne, described Miriam as "entirely wonderful and completely unpredictable and just great fun to be around."

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Megan Cusack (Nancy Corrigan) then went on to say that working with Miriam was the highlight of the entire production process. She said: "the best thing about filming the Christmas special was getting to meet Miriam Margolyes because I am just a little bit obsessed.

"I was slightly starstruck; obviously she gets rid of that in seconds, because she is absolutely baffling and bizarre but in the most wonderful way", said Megan, later concluding "I aspire to be like Miriam Margolyes."

If you're excited to see Miriam Margolyes' return to Call the Midwife, you haven't got long left to wait!

The Call the Midwife 2021 Christmas special premieres on Christmas Day at 8:00 pm on BBC1 and 9:00 pm ET on PBS in the US. Call the Midwife season 11 then premieres on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 at 8:00 pm and will come to PBS at a later date next year.

Please check our Christmas TV guide for more shows to enjoy this holiday season, and head to our TV Guide for full listings. 

Martin Shore
Staff Writer at WhatToWatch.com

Martin is a Staff Writer with WhatToWatch.com, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. 

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.