FANS of Call the Midwife are thrilled to know the show will be back ANOTHER series.
Here's everything we know so far about the ninth series of the hit BBC show.
When does Call the Midwife series 9 start?
The new series of Call the Midwife will air in January 2020, although an exact date is yet to be announced.
We do know though, to get you excited about season 9, there will be a festive special on Christmas Day – this usually airs at 8pm on BBC One.
If you want to catch up on previous seasons, they are available on Netflix.
What will happen on the Call the Midwife Christmas special?
This year’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.
What will happen on Call the Midwife series 9?
Opening with the funeral of Winston Churchill in January 1965, series nine then continues with Nonnatus House entering a bold and innovative era.
As the tower blocks multiply, and a new East End rises from the ashes of the old, society becomes more prosperous, but more complex.
Our familiar team of medics and midwives face unexpected challenges as the population shifts, rules change, and old diseases come back to haunt them.
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 fuelled by love, loss, and doubt – and the very fabric of their lives is jeopardised when Nonnatus itself comes under threat of demolition.
Heidi Thomas, Creator, Writer and Executive Producer said: “After a magical Christmas experience in the Hebrides featuring wild seas, stormy skies and some very disobedient sheep, we return to the harsher reality of city life in 1965. Society is changing fast and in series 9 we will see Nonnatus House shaken to its foundations.”
Who’s in the cast of Call the Midwife?
All your Call the Midwife favourites are back for another series of the heartwarming show:
Jenny Agutter plays Sister Julienne
Jenny is a veteran British actress of stage and screen and is best known for her roles as Roberta in the 1970 film The Railway Children, Jessica 6 in Logan’s Run and Nurse Alex Price in An American Werewolf in London.
In recent years she has starred as Tessa Phillips in the BBC spy drama series Spooks and Councilwoman Hawley in The Avengers and Captain America: Winter Soldier.
Linda Bassett plays Nurse Phyllis Crane
Linda’s television credits include Lark Rise to Candleford and Grandma’s House and she starred as downtrodden wife Ella Khan in the film East is East.
Helen George plays Nurse Beatrix ‘Trixie’ Franklin
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Helen is best known for her role as the glamorous midwife.
She took part in the thirteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing, was paired with Aljaz Skorjanec and finished in sixth place.
Miriam Margolyes as Mother Mildred
Miriam joined the cast on the 2018 Christmas special.
She was an instant hit with fans and is now a regular member of the cast.
Miriam is well known for playing Professor Sprout in Harry Potter.
Cliff Parisi plays Fred Buckle
Cliff is best known for his role as Minty Peterson in EastEnders, which he played from 2002 to 2010.
He has played Fred since the first series.
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