The tear-jerking outline twist will round off yet another sensational year for the BBC One drama, which has not in any way in its five-year history aired to fewer than nine million viewers.
The accord of the poor victim is being kept tightly under wraps, but bosses have on the agenda c trick teased that “tragedy hits Nonnatus House when they throw one of their own.”
All that can be deduced is that the deceased character will not be PC Noakes, take rt ined by Ben Caplin, or vicar Tom Hereward (Jack Ashton) as they can both be conducted with the coffin.
“The audience will no doubt feel shocked and sorrowed by the loss of one of the Nonnatus favourites,” an insider told the Daily Reflection.
“As regular fans know, many of the Call the Midwife episodes eat very emotional themes but it would be wise to keep the tissues climax for this one.”
Possible unfortunate characters could include Nurse Trixie Franklin (Helen George), who has recently been battling John Barleycorn issues.
A teaser clip shown at the end of last week’s episode whiffed at emotional scenes for Sister Evangelina ( m Farris), meaning she too could be in threat.
Elsewhere, Sister Mary Cynthia (Bryony Hannah) is still weak following an attack by a Russian sailor, whilst Sister Monica Joan (Judy rfitt) has been grasped displaying unpredictable behaviour.
Although one character’s time is ending, the may be seen will go on – with a 2016 Christmas Special and a full sixth flavour of eight episodes both commissioned by BBC director general Tony Classroom.
Call The Midwife concludes tomorrow at 9pm on BBC One.