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BBC announces two Call The Midwife Christmas specials

Two more series of the award-winning Call the Midwife have been commissioned for BBC One and it will include two Christmas specials.

Image from Call The Midwife Christmas special

Image credit: Neal Street Productions/BBC

Made by Neal Street Productions for BBC One, Call the Midwife has been one of Britain’s most popular drama series since it launched in 2012 and continues to be the most watched drama series in the UK.

Pippa Harris, Executive Producer for Neal Street Productions, says: “We are delighted and humbled by the continued warmth of the audience response to Call the Midwife. It’s a testament to the extraordinary creativity of Heidi Thomas who pours her heart and soul into every episode. We are thrilled that the BBC have put such faith in the show by commissioning two more series and can’t wait to watch our wonderful cast and crew tackling all the social and medical changes which the swinging sixties will bring.”

Heidi Thomas, Creator, Writer and Executive Producer, says: “Even after all these years, it still feels as though Call the Midwife has more truth to tell, more tears to cry, more life to celebrate, and more love to give. We are blessed with the best cast, crew, and audience a show could wish for, and I could not be more excited about our future.”

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, says: “Everyone at the BBC is delighted we’re welcoming the nurses of Nonnatus House back for another two series and we’re all looking forward to following our cast through the tumultuous years of the late sixties. I’d like to thank the wonderful cast and crew, and particularly Heidi, Pippa and Ann for their continued creative ambition and dedication to such a very special show.”

The show will return in December this year for a Christmas special and in 2020 for series nine.

Last year’s Christmas special was one of the most watched shows over the festive period.

We can’t wait to see what they have in store in Poplar this year!

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