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Call the Midwife begin filming for series 9 and Christmas specials

Filming has started for series 9 of Call the Midwife and it’s two Christmas specials.

Image credit: BBC/Neal Street Productions

On the official Call the Midwife twitter account, a photo was posted of Ella Bruoccoleri holding a little baby
and a director’s clapperboard with the date that filming began.

Last year, Call the Midwife was the most watched shows over the festive period and has become 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.


We were lucky to be given the scoop on what to expect from the 2019 Christmas special and are all too happy to spill the tea (but not sherry, that’s just a waste!)

2019’s Christmas special will see the team take their work to the Outer Hebrides. Led by Mother Mildred, they embark on a trip to the remote yet idyllic Scottish island, where residents have a desperate need for nurses and midwives. Exposed to the elements, they operate in bleak conditions with limited access to water and electricity to help their patients, just in time to reconvene in Poplar for Christmas.

Image credit: BBC/Neal Street Productions

Once the Christmas special has aired, series 9 will then follow, which opens with the funeral of Winston Churchill in January 1965. The series will then follow the expansion of the East End, including the highs and lows that come with it. Alongside the joy and optimism of birth, they must cope with cases including diptheria, drug abuse, cancer, tuberculosis, and fistula. Meanwhile, their own experiences are fueled by love, loss, and doubt – and the very fabric of their lives is jeopardised when Nonnatus itself comes under threat of demolition.

Dame Pippa Harris, Executive Producer said; “After an exciting journey to the Outer Hebrides for this year’s Christmas Special, it’s wonderful to be back in Poplar watching the cast and crew craft another powerful series, based on Heidi Thomas’s magnificent scripts.  As we move into the mid 1960s the Nonnatus team face challenging new medical and social changes, with their customary winning combination of steely determination, empathy and love.”

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

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