PEMBROKESHIRE actress Kate Lamb is back on screen to bring a touch of west Wales to the East End, as viewers of the Christmas special of Call the Midwife were pleased to see.

Kate, who went to school in Tenby, was at the heart of one of the hit BBC1 series’ more controversial storylines last year when she played the role of Delia, the girlfriend of midwife Patsy.

But the series ended on an uncertain note for Delia, who suffered head injuries when was knocked off her bike and was taken home to Pembrokeshire to recover.

Christmas Day’s special saw an emotional reunion in London between the two women, with the hope that Patsy may be able to return to work in the city and the relationship will blossom in the forthcoming series which begins in January.

“I’m obviously so excited to be back on the show,” Kate told the Western Telegraph. “I had fond memories of last season, and this season was even better.

“From day one, it was great to see familiar faces and just relax and get the job done. Everyone’s so blooming lovely, it’s hard to have a bad day.”

Kate, who studied English and drama at Bristol University before going on to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), made her first stage appearance at the age of four when she played a weasel in Tenby’s Stagestruck company’s Toad of Toad Hall.

Her work before Call the Midwife included a six month Europe and Far East tour with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Company.

The new series of the programme takes the midwives of Nonnatus House into 1961 and looks set to bring exciting times ahead for Delia and Patsy.

Said Kate: “Hopefully she and Patsy will find more opportunities to be together and grow closer, maybe begin to settle into their relationship rather than steal moments here and there.

“The series moves into the swinging 60s and begins to explore women taking ownership of their lives, their bodies, their occupations and Delia and Patsy are finding their place in all that.

“It’s such a wonderful series: the people we meet and the stories that are told.

“I’m so proud to be a small part of it, and can’t wait for everyone to see it.”