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BBC commissions two more series of Call The Midwife

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BBC commissions two more series of Call The Midwife

BBC commissions two more series of Call The Midwife

Call The Midwife is to remain on air until at least 2026 with the news that the Beeb has commissioned a further two series of the popular drama.

Filming is due to commence on the thirteenth series of the period drama in the spring for transmission in 2024, with the newly-commissioned series fourteen and fifteen to follow on in 2025 and 2026 respectively.

Heidi Thomas, creator and writer said:

“I’m overjoyed by the news that the doors of Nonnatus House will be open for a few more years! Call the Midwife is the pride and joy of all who work on it, but it’s our fantastic, loyal audience that matters most. We are a family behind the scenes, on the screen, and in front of the telly, and I’m thrilled that we’re all heading into the 1970’s together.”

Call The Midwife has won praise for its unflinching portrayal of medical and social issues such as domestic abuse, mental health problems and racism.

The highly anticipated final episode of the current twelfth series, with the promise of a wedding between Trixie (Helen George) and Matthew (Olly Rix), will air on Sunday 26 February.

Dame Pippa Harris, executive producer said of the new series order: 

“I’m delighted that the BBC has commissioned another two series of Call the Midwife, taking us into the early 70s. 15 series is a tremendous achievement and it’s a testament to the passion and dedication of our cast and crew, of whom I’m very proud. 

“The show wouldn’t be the phenomenal success it is without the formidable presence of our creator and writer Heidi Thomas. Her continued devotion to the characters and determination to tell the untold stories of women is truly inspiring. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us and our extremely loyal audience in the future!”

Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama said that the show’s “enduring popularity” is down to the “extraordinary creative talents” of Thomas and executive producers Harris and Ann Tricklebank.

“I know they have many more stories to tell – and that the residents of Nonnatus House have many more babies to deliver – so I’m delighted that Call the Midwife will continue on BBC One and iPlayer for more years to come,” Salt added

BARB figures show that the most recent Christmas special received 8.5 million viewers (30 Day All Screens), placing it second only to the King’s speech on Christmas Day, while episode one of series twelve saw a 30 Day All Screens figure of 7.8 million.

Call the Midwife is produced by Neal Street Productions for the BBC.

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