Fan Favorite Miranda Hart to Return to ‘Call the Midwife’

Miranda Hart will be back as Chummy. Yay! (Photo: BBC/Neal Street Productions)

Call the Midwife fans, the moment you’ve been hoping for has arrived at last: Star Miranda Hart is officially returning to the popular period drama

Hart has played fan favorite Chummy Noakes since the series’ first season, but the actress departed the show at the end of Season 4.  Since then, Hart has been busy wrapping the final season of her sitcom Miranda and starring opposite Melissa McCarthy in the feature film Spy. 

‘Mr. Selfridge’ Recap: Season 4, Episode 2

Gambling looks pretty boring on this show, yeah? (Photo:  Courtesy of © ITV Studios Limited 2016 for MASTERPIECE)

Previously, on Mr. Selfridge: Nine years have passed since Season 3, so we have to spend a bunch of time catching up with everyone including Harry (massive gambler, womanizer now), Grove (single parenting a pack of uncontrollable teens after Miss Mardle left him to go be awesome in New York), Kitty and Frank (crazy rich now, apparently?), Rosalie (has adorable daughter, also cheating husband), Connie and George (are married, she’s pregnant) and Gordon (married Grace, has two kids and is constantly on the outs with his father). The best update of all however is that Lady Mae is back, and now working for Harry designing some kind of luxury ready to wear line.  Harry takes a nasty fall off of some scaffolding and suddenly decides he needs to start like living in the now, or something. This translates to hooking up with the disreputable Dolly Sisters (two hot messes who  regularly get drunk and talk about their sex lives in public), ignoring his mom’s advice to take it easy, and being irritated with his son for no reason other than he doesn’t want to admit he, personally, is getting older.

There’s a lot more stuff because the season premiere was almost two hours long (!?!), and you can read the recap right here

Get Your First Look at Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria

Jenna Coleman as the young Queen Victoria in "Victoria" (Photo: Courtesy of Des Willie/ITV )

Prepare yourselves, period drama fans – the first bit of footage from the highly anticipated upcoming series Victoria has arrived!

The eight-part drama will tell the story of England’s Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne in June of 1837 through her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert. 

‘Mr. Selfridge’ Recap: Season 4, Episode 1

Jeremy Piven and Katherine Kelly in "Mr. Selfridge" Season 4. (Photo: Courtesy of (C) ITV Studios for MASTERPIECE)

Previously, on Mr. Selfridge: There is too much to put in this paragraph. We’ve got recaps though, so check them out if you need a memory refresh.

Welcome back, folks, as we kick of the fourth – and, yes, final – season of period drama Mr. Selfridge. Whether we’ll be sad or happy that this is the show’s last run remains to be seen, but we’ve certainly had something of a roller coaster ride over the last three years – for both good and ill. Let’s get to it!