Put the kettle on for all new episodes of your favorite British dramas, returning to WHYY on Sunday nights this fall.
Call the Midwife | 8 p.m.
It’s 1966, and it’s a testing time for the midwives. But there’s excitement, too, as the women’s rights movement intensifies. With Trixie’s help, Sister Julienne is determined to steer Nonnatus House out of its financial quandary. Dr. Turner deals with an array of difficult cases including a former soldier involved in nuclear test explosions. Sister Monica Joan experiences a crisis of faith. Sister Frances realizes she needs to be a little less spiritual if she’s to really connect with the local women.
Inspired by the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, Call the Midwife follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care. Watch all seven episodes of Season 10, beginning with the premiere on October 3 at 8 p.m.
Grantchester | 9 p.m.
In an all-new season, it’s 1958 and trouble is brewing in the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester. Reverend Will Davenport (Tom Brittney, Greyhound) relishes his role as a firebrand vicar, but the very role he loves puts him at odds with his own ideals when Leonard (Al Weaver) is caught up in a scandal. Meanwhile, Geordie (Robson Green) finds his principles shaken, Mrs. Chapman (Tessa Peake-Jones) is distraught and Geordie’s wife Cathy (Kacey Ainsworth) is defiant. With new crimes around every corner, and morality and legality at odds, it’s going to take all of Will’s skill and empathy to navigate these choppy waters and help the ones he loves. Watch Grantchester Season 6 on Sundays starting October 3 at 9 p.m.
Baptiste | 10 p.m.
The second season of this spinoff of The Missing follows retired detective Julien Baptiste (Tchéky Karyo) as he delves into Budapest’s corrupt underworld to find a British Ambassador’s family who go missing on a skiing holiday in the Hungarian mountains. Ambassador Emma Chambers, played by Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve), is thrust into the crosshairs of Baptiste’s most complex case to date, as the detective navigates an untrustworthy police force and international media interest as he hunts for her husband and two sons. See Baptiste Season 2 on Sundays beginning October 17 at 10 p.m.