Call the midwife will return later this year with his Christmas special to pull our heartbeat after Season 10 ends in May.
The beloved BBC One period drama follows the lives of nurses, nuns and midwives at Nonnatus House in Poplar, east London; direction the swinging sixties.
Fans can also expect Season 11 to return in January, with creator Heidi Thomas confirming her return to the series for the first time since the start of the pandemic, with filming officially underway and on target.
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Here’s what we know so far …
Call the midwifery Christmas special
Fans can (fingers crossed) expect the Christmas special to arrive on BBC One on Christmas Day, which of course is December 25. This timeline has yet to be officially confirmed, so we’ll keep you posted.
Call the Midwife Season 11: When will it be released?
If the show follows the schedule of the previous series, we can expect it to return in January 2022. Creator Heidi Thomas has told fans that filming for the series is underway in March of this year and will not be filming. seems not to have been affected by delays.
Thomas shared a photo of her with her feet raised in the living room of Nonnatus House after a fifteen-month absence while preparing plans for the series 11 shoot.
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“Guess where I am! Back at Nonnatus House for the first time since October 2019, and in a room with colleagues for the first time in fifteen months, it’s here! commented the writer.
The official BBC One Call The Midwife Facebook page also posted Thomas’ image and added the message: “We received a great photo today! It was taken by our wonderful screenwriter Heidi Thomas, and shows it in relaxing in the iconic lounge at Nonnatus House This may not sound unusual to the creator of the drama, but in fact it is a big deal for us.
“Heidi was unable to visit the AGES set, due to Covid restrictions. Her return marks a true homecoming … and an indication that plans are being made for the filming of the series. 11 !! ”
Call the midwife cast
The cast has yet to be confirmed by the BBC, but fans are hoping for the return of Helen George as Nurse Trixie, Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne, Leonie Elliott as Lucille and Stephen McGann as Dr Turner.
Beloved actors also include Linda Bassett as Nurse Crane, Judy Parfitt as Sister Monica Joan, Fenella Woolgar as Sister Hilda, Ella Bruccoleri as Sister Frances, Cliff Parisi as Fred, Zephryn Taitte as Cyril, and Daniel Laurie as Reggie.
Call the midwives Christmas special: what is it?
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but viewers found out in Season 10 that Lucille and Cyril were planning a Christmas wedding, so it’s something to look forward to.
Call the Midwife season 11: what’s the plot?
Season 10 took place in 1966, so it’s safe to assume that Season 11 will take us to the late 60s – which saw women gradually gain autonomy over their bodies with the introduction of the birth control pill.
Writer Heidi Thomas recently revealed that she’s eager to create female characters “enjoying their bodies” and “having fun” with their sexuality as the series heads into the sixties – rather than depicting women alive. in perpetual fear of getting pregnant, or focusing on life-changing injuries to their bodies during childbirth.
“The [Call the Midwife] the world just seems to get richer as we go along, and I think we see women taking control of their bodies, ”Thomas told Good Housekeeping and other media earlier this year. “What I like to think about as we go further in time is that women will start to enjoy their own bodies, which we haven’t seen them do yet.
“I look forward to the time in the 1960s when women really start having fun. Then we’re going to step out of the dollhouse and our bodies won’t be an unruly object that needs to be dominated and controlled but something that can be celebrated and enjoyed – and I think we see that in the popular feminist movements of the 1960s. “
We cannot wait.
Call the midwifery Christmas special will arrive in December, and Call the midwife Season 11 will return in 2022.
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