Call The Midwife is still going strong after eight seasons and has just started filming for the ninth!
The smash-hit BBC show pulled in an average of nine million viewers per episode throughout season 8, a staggering figure for TV.
And we can only expect the show to grow in its popularity…
Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming season – plotlines, start date and more!
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Will there be a Call The Midwife season 9?
The ninth season was actually confirmed years ago. Before the sixth season of Call The Midwife aired in 2016, the BBC announced that a further three seasons of the show had already been given the green light.
And there’s more good news, as season 10 and 11 have just been commissioned, meaning brand new episodes of Call The Midwife will be coming our way until 2020!
Call The Midwife season 9: Start date
Call The Midwife has always aired in January.
It has been confirmed that Call The Midwife season 9 will premiere in 2020 and we can assume it will be in the early months of the year, to follow the schedule.
However, the show’s tradition of a Christmas special has been continued, so viewers can expect a festive treat for the big day this Christmas 2019!
What to expect from season 9…
Season 9 will have a rather dramatic opening to the show, starting with the funeral of Winston Churchill in 1965.
The show’s creator and writer, Heidi Thomas, is preparing fans for more drama than even this season…
Society is changing fast and in series nine we will see Nonnatus House shaken to its foundations.
What channel will it be on?
Given the continued success of the show, we can safely assume that Call The Midwife will remain on BBC One, its home since it premiered in 2012.
The BBC have been known to alter scheduling arrangements (think Peaky Blinders), but it’s unlikely that Call The Midwife will move from the premier Sunday night slot.
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