Call The Midwife Cast List – Series 4 (2015 Season)

Call The Midwife season 4 – 2015 cast list details: Jessica Raine departs, Miranda Hart, Helen George, Jenny Agutter and Pam Ferris return, while new actress Charlotte Ritchie joins.

Call The Midwife Series 4 Cast List – 2015

Character – Actress/Actor

Sister Julienne – Jenny Agutter (Monday Monday, The Invisibles, The Alan Clark Diaries, Spooks, And the Beat Goes On)

Barbara Gilbert – Charlotte Ritchie (Siblings, Fresh Meat)

New Call The Midwife actress Charlotte Ritchie as Nurse Barbara Gilbert - Image Credit: BBC/Neal Street Productions/Lawrence Cendrowicz

New Call The Midwife actress Charlotte Ritchie as Nurse Barbara Gilbert – Image Credit: BBC/Neal Street Productions/Lawrence Cendrowicz

Chummy Noakes – Miranda Hart (Miranda, Monday Monday, Not Going Out, Hyperdrive, Angelo’s)

Trixie Franklin – Helen George

Sister Evangelina – Pam Ferris (Rosemary & Thyme, Where the Heart Is, The Darling Buds of May, Jane Eyre, Little Dorrit)

Sister Monica Joan – Judy Parfitt (Little Dorrit, Up the Women, Funland, ER)

Patsy Mount – Emerald Fennell (Chickens, Any Human Heart)

Cynthia Miller – Bryony Hannah (Bing, Above Suspicion: Silent Scream, Dead Boss)

Shelagh Turner – Laura Main (The Mill, Murder City)

Sister Winifred – Victoria Yeates

Phyllis Crane – Linda Bassett (Lark Rise To Candleford, Grandma’s House, The Life and Adventures of Nick Nickleby, Sense & Sensibility, Spies of Warsaw)

Fred Buckle – Cliff Parisi (EastEnders, Kavanagh QC, A Prince Among Men)

PC Peter Noakes – Ben Caplan (The Passion, Band of Brothers)

Dr Patrick Turner – Stephen McGann (The Hanging Gale, Emmerdale)

Mature Jennifer Worth – Vanessa Redgrave (Howards End, Black Box, Nip/Tuck)


Additional Cast by Episode of First Appearance

Episode 1 – 18/1/15

Ted – Simon Darwen

Tom Hereward – Jack Ashton

Sarah – Greer Dale-Foulkes

Gary Teeman – Alfie Davis (Man Down)

Angela Turner – Alice Brown

Timothy Turner – Max Macmillan

Colette Wimbish – Olivia Llewellyn (Penny Dreadful, The Musketeers)

Jacquetta Teeman – Violet Coekin-Reffell

Bernice Teeman – Alexandra Guelff

Marcy Teeman – Alexis Armson

George Wimbish – Ben Deery

Milkman – Alexander Perkins (Law & Order: UK, The Office)

Police Constable – Tommy French

Stall Holder – Simon Sherlock (Bombshell, Soldier Soldier)

Mother 1 – Bronte Tadman

Mother 2 – Kathryn Bond

Shopkeeper – Glen Davies (Bear Behaving Badly, Murder in Suburbia)

PC at Flat – Chris Leask

Paediatrician – Paul Ansdell

Tom Hereward (Jack Ashton) with Nurse Trixie Franklin (HELEN GEORGE) - Image Credit: BBC/Neal Street Productions/Lawrence Cendrowicz

Tom Hereward (Jack Ashton) with Nurse Trixie Franklin (HELEN GEORGE) – Image Credit: BBC/Neal Street Productions/Lawrence Cendrowicz

Episode 2 – 25/1/15

Terence Bissette – Kadiff Kirwan (Crims)

Abigail Bissette – Cherrelle Skeete

Mother – Emily De Cosimo

Bruce – Reece Buttery (The Dumping Ground)

Edna – Kathryn Perkins

Anthony Newgarden – Mark Edel-Hunt

Charles Newgarden – Nicholas Farrell (Secret State, Torchwood, Casualty 1907, Casualty 1909, The Diary of Anne Frank, Criminal Justice, The Jury, Suburban Shootout)

Nurse Banks – Hattie Ladbury

Delia – Kate Lamb

Janine Ingerson – Emily Jane Kerr


Episode 3 – 1/2/15

Tony Amos – Richard Fleeshman (Coronation Street, All the Small Things)

Marie Amos – Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey)

Arthur Watts – Colin Mace (The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, House of Anubis)

Doloros McEvoy – Siobhan O’Kelly

Mrs McEvoy’s Sons – Jevon and Drew Lightowlers

Daniel McEvoy – Jeremiah O’Connor

Mrs Winston – Katie Males (Pramface, Rev.)

Superintendent Ginson – Sarah Finigan (Marvellous)

Deputy Chairman – Jasper Jacob

Mr Lancing – Thomas Arnold

Woman – Nina De Cosimo


Episode 4 – 8/2/15

Susan Robbins – Claudie Blakley (Lark Rise to Candleford, Cranford, The Driver, Playing the Field, Silent Witness, What Remains, The Nativity, Vital Signs, He Knew He Was Right, Mr Charity)

Bridget Cole – Holli Dempsey (Derek, Ice Cream Girls, Breathless, New Worlds)

Janet Colter – Teresa Churcher (Death Comes to Pemberley)

Eileen Bowe – Emma Hartley-Miller (Emmerdale, Coronation Street)

June Colter – Rose Shalloo

Frank Robbins – George Russo

Elia – Christianne Oliveira (EastEnders, Het goddelijke monster)

Dora – Eileen Davies (Remember Me, Chickens)

Girl – Victoria Hamilton-Barritt

Bishop – Mark Penfold (Wire in the Blood)


Episode 5 – 15/2/15

Violet Gee – Annabelle Apsion (Shameless, The Village, Doc Martin, Micawber, The Lakes, Outlaws, The Bill)

Ameera Khatun – Manjinder Virk (Monroe, Hunted, Britz, Out of Darkness, Checkpost, The Arbor)

Janice Prendergast – Bethany Muir (The Great Train Robbery, The Queen’s Nose)

Ray Prendergast – Matt Whitchurch

Christian Science Practitioner – Paul Lancaster

Faruk Khatun – Abhishek Singh

Norma – Maggie Service

Miss Dawkins – Kate Copeland (Sanitarium)

Josie Smith – Zita Sattar (Casualty, According to Bex, Heartburn Hotel)

NSPCC Inspector – Jem Wall (EastEnders)

Mrs Bishop – Jackie Howe (Come on Eileen, No Ordinary Joe)


Episode 6 – 22/2/15

Dulcie Roland – Matilda Ziegler (Lark Rise to Candleford, Swiss Toni, Too Much Sun, Harbour Lights, My Good Friend, EastEnders, Mr. Bean)

Paulette Roland – Nell Hudson (Outlander)

Dodie – Aiden Kelly (Proof, The Clinic, Bachelors Walk, Eden)

Breda – Anne O’Riordan

Vaughn Sellars – Sam Gittins (The Smoke, Driftwood)

Lenny Sellars – Alfie Stoker

Attracta – Maria Doyle Kennedy (Orphan Black, The Tudors, Dexter, Titanic, Sorted, Hide & Seek, Downton Abbey, Corp & Anam, The Commitments)

Pegeen – Rita Davies (House of Anubis)


Episode 7 – 1/3/15

Shirley Dent – Lisa Greenwood (The Hour, EastEnders)

Marion Smith – Katie Moore (The Paradise, Doc Martin)

Ian Dent – Jimmy Walker

Woman in the Maternity Home – Chelsea Fitzgerald

Gert Mills – Una Stubbs (Sherlock, Starlings, Midsomer Murders, The Worst Witch, EastEnders)

Tommy Mills – David Ryall (The Village, Trollied, Outnumbered)

Man in Coffee Bar – Leon Williams

Godfrey Smith – Sam Crane (Desperate Romantics)

Glenda Severs – Kaycee Hamill

Mr Carter – Charles Armstrong

Mr Severs – Patrick Molyneux


Episode 8 – 8/3/15 – Series Finale

Maureen Gadsby – Lucy Phelps (Silent Witness)

Marlene Dooley – Rosie Sansom

Carole Kelly – Charlie Platt

June Dillen – Genevieve Barr (The Silence, The Fades)

Kevin Dillen – Tom Christian (Mr Selfridge)

Iris – Joanne Adams (London’s Burning, The Bletchley Circle, Southcliffe)

Mrs Busby – Maxine Evans (Stella)

Freddie Noakes – Liam Kiff


Behind the Scenes Video: Miranda Hart and Helen George on Set

New Regular Cast and Characters

Joining the programmes line-up will be two new regular actresses: Linda Bassett and Charlotte Ritchie. Linda, who has previously starred in such shows as ‘Lark Rise To Candleford’, ‘The Life and Adventures of Nick Nickleby’, ‘Sense & Sensibility’ and ‘Grandma’s House’, will take on the role of Nurse Phyllis Crane. Meanwhile, having already appeared in Channel 4’s ‘Fresh Meat’ and BBC3’s ‘Siblings’, Charlotte comes in to play Nurse Barbara Gilbert.

Though not technically a new cast member, the 2014 Christmas special will, for the first time, see Vanessa Redgrave star on screen as the mature Jennifer Worth.

Following last series’ finale, it was surprisingly announced that Jessica Raine had chosen to leave the show, instead hoping to focus her attention on a career in Hollywood. But before the Jenny Lee actress heads off to the States, she’s recently been filming a new BBC crime-drama Partners in Crime.

When does Call the Midwife series 4 start in the UK?

Following the Christmas special in December 2014, the new series returns fully to BBC One in January of 2015. The season 4 UK air date and time has now been officially set for Sunday 18 January 2015 at 8:00pm on BBC1.

Call the Midwife Series 5 Commissioned for 2016

Just as filming of the latest series concluded, it was revealed by BBC One controller Charlotte Moore that an 8 x 60 minute season 5 had already been commissioned for 2016, plus a 2015 Christmas special.