Three more series of Call the Midwife on the way

The BBC has commissioned three whole new series of acclaimed drama Call the Midwife - expanding the story out to a lovely nine series and taking the gals right into the mid-1960s.

That's eight, thirty-minute episodes per series, plus three Christmas specials, so we'll get to follow the story for quite a few more years.

Showrunner and creator Heidi Thomas says she's "hugely excited" about getting to take the show into the 1960s, a period in which she says Britain was "fizzing with change and challenge."

"There's so much rich material - medical, social, and emotional - to be explored," she said. "We have now delivered over one hundred babies on screen, and like those babies, the stories keep on coming!"

Call the Midwife has been going for four years now, garnering a viewership in the region of 10 million viewers per episode, and it doesn't look like it'll slow down any time soon.

Series six is set to return in early 2017, with series seven, eight, and nine following in the coming three years.

If you can't wait for your midwifery fix, look out for this year's Christmas special, airing Christmas Day on BBC. It'll take our characters to a mission hospital in South Africa, where the locals are struggling to keep it open and running.

Source: BBC

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