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Watch: Trailer for Call the Midwife Christmas special

Call the Midwife, Christmas, BBC One

Outside Christmas spirit fills the air, with a jovial Father Christmas waving from the back of a Routemaster bus, and Christmas trees and lights adorning the streets.

In the local church, cameras role as the BBC comes to Poplar to record a carol concert. New-face Adrian Scarborough (The King’s Speech, Miranda) can be seen in earnest talks with Shelagh Turner (Laura Main) who promises him a show to be proud of.

However at Nonnatus House Christmas is yet to come.

Five things to look out for at this year's Children in Need

1. A brand new Star Wars sketch

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens is out in December, but if you can't wait until then, there'll be an exclusive sketch tonight. R2-D2 and C-3PO will be joined by Warwick Davis (who played the Ewok Wicket in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi) and Lord Sugar as they "attempt to find a worthy winner to help trigger the first BBC Children in Need totaliser of the night."