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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.

Watch: The final Downton Abbey trailer

Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham in the final episode of Downton Abbey

Julian Fellowes's award-winning period drama Downton Abbey finally draws to a close this Christmas.

As Mary settles into married life with Henry, he is still scarred by his best friend's Charlie's tragic death on the race track. Meanwhile, it looks like Thomas will finally be saying goodbye to Downton.

Watch the trailer below to get a glimpse of what else is to come in Downton's finale.

Airs Christmas Day, 8.45pm on ITV

Celtic shop props up TV industry

Natalie Rolley

A group of RTS Wales members visited Celtic Prop Hire in early October, and saw items used in top TV shows, including BBC One’s Doctor Who, for which Celtic supplied various props in the current series.

Established in 1999, the Cardiff-based company supplies productions across the UK. Other recent credits include BBC's The Coroner and Sherlock as well as Sky 1's Stella.

The company also supplies a lot of props to the BBC’s Drama Village in Cardiff Bay, including for the long-running medical series Casualty.