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Call the Midwife Series 7 Premieres on Netflix September 10

If you’ve been keeping up with Call the Midwife on Netflix, there’s no doubt you’re eagerly awaiting the premiere of Season 7. After all, Season 6 had a pretty explosive finale (though we’ll avoid going into that in case you’re not caught up). If you’re anxious to see the new season and you’re here in the United States, you have two solid options depending on how patient you are.

As a side note, you’ll want to be very careful about running into spoilers until you’re able to watch this season. That’s true of any season of Call the Midwife, but particularly with Series 7.

It’s hard to say much about this new season without revealing anything too important, but rest assured there’s a whole new set of interesting birth issues ranging from leprosy to tokophobia (pathological fear of pregnancy/childbirth) to more unmarried young mothers in challenging situations. We’ll also see a new midwife getting settled in at Nonnatus House, along with more adventures in aging with dear old Sister Monica Joan.

As the women move into the 1960s, we’ll also see a number of social issues woven throughout the episodes. It was a time of increasing independence for women, along with rapidly changing attitudes about race. With the first black midwife at Nonnatus House, race will definitely be in the spotlight.

If you absolutely can’t wait for your Season 7 Call the Midwife fix, you can purchase the episodes here for immediate viewing online. If you’re not concerned about HD viewing, you can save a little money by clicking the “More purchase options” button and buying it in standard definition. We usually do.

Where to Watch Season 7 of Call the Midwife After September 10th, 2018

On September 10th, Series 7 of Call the Midwife will become available on Netflix. All episodes will be released at once, so you’ll have the option to binge or ration them as you see fit. We’ll definitely have tea at the ready and a well-stocked cake tin.

About Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife premiered on BBC One in 2012, and since then it’s gone on to receive numerous honors and awards, including a number of BAFTAS. The show features a largely-female cast overflowing with top female acting talent like Pam Ferriss, Jenny Agutter, Miranda Hart, Judy Parfitt, and Vanessa Redgrave. A number of central characters have come and gone, being gradually replaced in a similar fashion to popular British shows like Death in Paradise, Midsomer Murders, and Doctor Who.

In late 2016, BBC One ordered 3 more seasons and 3 more Christmas specials for Call the Midwife, so you can expect many more hours to come as the hardworking ladies of Nonnatus House move into the 1960s. There’s no word yet on a Series 10 (!), but given the show’s continued popularity, we have high hopes for 10 and beyond.

If you’re getting to the party a bit late, you can catch up on Series 1 through 6 of Call the Midwife over at Netflix. All episodes for Series 1-7 are also available for purchase here. All 7 seasons are also available on DVD now.

Get your cake ready, Series 7 of Call the Midwife is almost here…

When is Call the Midwife series 9 on BBC One?

Call the Midwife continues to break our hearts, make us laugh and brighten up our winters.

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But when will the BBC show return to our screens – and what will happen next? Here’s everything you need to know…

When is Call the Midwife back for series 9?

Call the Midwife returns on Sunday 5th January at 8pm on BBC One. There will be eight new episodes.

In the US, series nine is set to air from 29th March on PBS.

And if you missed the feature-length Christmas Day 2019 special, it’s still available on BBC iPlayer…

What will happen in Call the Midwife series nine?

Beginning in January 1965 with the funeral of Winston Churchill, the series will see Nonnatus House “entering a bold and innovative era” – but for the midwives, “the very fabric of their lives is jeopardised when Nonnatus itself comes under threat of demolition.”

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Call the Midwife creator Heidi Thomas 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 nine we will see Nonnatus House shaken to its foundations.”

Each series of Call the Midwife covers a single year, and in series nine we have reached 1965. It is a time of massive social change in Poplar.

“As the tower blocks multiply, and a new East End rises from the ashes of the old, society becomes more prosperous, but more complex,” the BBC has teased. “Our familiar team of medics and midwives face unexpected challenges as the population shifts, rules change, and old diseases come back to haunt them… meanwhile, their own experiences are fuelled by love, loss, and doubt.”

Over the course of the series, Nurse Trixie Anderson (Helen George) threw herself into her career, following new opportunities and using her spare time to study and work at the surgery with Dr Turner (Stephen McGann). As an ambitious young woman with a talent for medicine, perhaps she’ll take more of a leadership role at Nonnatus House?

We’re also intrigued to see whether Violet Buckle (Annabelle Apsion) will take her political career to a national level, having come into her own as a local councillor.

Nurse Lucille Anderson (Leonie Elliott) has found a charming young man in Cyril Robinson (Zephryn Taitte), but it remains to be seen how their romance will progress.

Meanwhile, series eight was rather more traumatic for Nurse Valerie Dyer (Jennifer Kirby) – what does the future hold for her in series nine?

Things are looking good for the Turner family, but Timothy Turner (Max MacMillan) is growing up fast and will have to think about his future. And now Nurse Phyllis Crane (Linda Bassett) is back at work and no longer fighting off the affections of Sergeant Woolf (Trevor Cooper) after setting him up with Miss Higgins (Georgie Glen), we are excited to see what she gets up to next.

Over the course of the series, Sister Frances (Ella Bruccoleri) and Sister Hilda (Fenella Woolgar) have settled into Nonnatus House alongside Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) and Sister Monica Joan (Judy Parfitt) – and we’re excited to see if they have any big storylines.

What happened in the Call the Midwife Christmas special?

This year’s festive episode saw the midwives off to work in the Outer Hebrides. They arrived on a remote, idyllic Scottish island, where the residents were in urgent need of 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,” the BBC announced.

It was a moving episode, with Mother Mildred (Miriam Margolyes) and Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) leading their team as they delivered multiple babies and handled medical complications (appendicitis in a lighthouse! Retained placenta!) and slowly made friends with the locals. They also came to the aid of a troubled local teen who just needed some reassurance that her family loved her.

Meanwhile, Sister Monica Joan (Judy Parfitt) was fuming about being left behind at Nonnatus House – and so she made her escape to join the rest of the gang in Scotland. But in the end everyone made it back to Poplar in time for Christmas, capping things off by helping Reggie make a record-breaking paper chain.

Who is in the cast of Call the Midwife series 9?

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Having made her debut in the 2018 Christmas special, Miriam Margolyes returned as Mother Mildred in the 2019 festive episode. She’ll also be in the first episode of series nine before disappearing back off to the Mother House.

Guest actors will be revealed throughout the series.

Is anyone leaving or joining Call the Midwife?

Recent series have seen several key actors leave the show, with new stars taking their place – but Call the Midwife creator Heidi Thomas says there will be less change this time around.

“In series nine there’s nobody new,” she said. “The cast has been very stable, which is nice because I get to know them all well. And they are like a family.”

Despite joking that each actor who quits the show is a “stab in the heart” (and that she “now knows the signs” that one of her cast members is thinking of leaving), Thomas said she is proud of her Call the Midwife alumni – and what they’ve done next.

“She’s phenomenal, she’s writing she’s acting and she’s directing,” Thomas said of Killing Eve showrunner Emerald Fennell (who previously starred as Nurse Patsy Mount). “And you do feel incredibly proud.

“I think early on, if somebody ever wanted to leave after three years, you go, ‘Oh this is terrible.’ But… I’m always thrilled to have had them for that period, and then I know that the new faces coming in keep the show fresh. I think if we hadn’t had changes to the cast over the years, we would not still be going – we might have started to feel a bit stale. And that’s never happened because we have young people who feel their journey is coming to an end with us and want to move on. So I’m always like, yeah Charlotte – do hit sitcoms! It’s brilliant! Love it!”

What medical conditions will be covered next in Call the Midwife?

The new series will reportedly “uphold the show’s established reputation of compelling, sensitive and relevant storylines” as the midwives tackle cases including diphtheria, drug abuse, cancer, tuberculosis, and fistula.

“What I find now is I do get, personally, a lot of letters and emails from mothers of children with genetic disorders or perhaps a rare disability, and they beg me to draw attention to this disability, to create awareness and to create dialogue,” Heidi Thomas revealed. “And that’s sometimes very painful for me. I had a disabled brother, so I’m very alert to the issues around having somebody who either has physical challenges or limits within a family, but because we’re a historic drama series there are some stories I don’t want to tell within the context of 1965.”

That’s for two reasons: firstly, the condition may not have been identified and diagnosable yet; and secondly, because the prognosis back then may have been far worse than today.

“Because we have to tell stories with historic veracity, what I would absolutely never do is drive vulnerable mothers to despair because they might see their story told in a negative way,” she explained.

Previous series have tackled conditions including sepsis, sickle cell disease, cleft lip and palate, Huntington’s Chorea, and Testicular Feminisation Syndrome.

Will there be another series of Call the Midwife?

Yes! Series nine of Call the Midwife was confirmed back in 2016 after Call the Midwife struck a three-series deal with the BBC. But then, after the series eight finale, the BBC announced it had re-commissioned the drama for both series 10 and 11, meaning Call the Midwife will be on-air until at least 2022.

Each series will consist of eight episodes, along with their Christmas specials.

Creator and writer Heidi Thomas said: “Even after all these years, it still feels as though Call the Midwife has more truth to tell, more tears to cry, more life to celebrate, and more love to give. We are blessed with the best cast, crew, and audience a show could wish for, and I could not be more excited about our future.”

Pippa Harris, Executive Producer for Neal Street Productions said: “We are thrilled that the BBC have put such faith in the show by commissioning two more series and can’t wait to watch our wonderful cast and crew tackling all the social and medical changes which the swinging sixties will bring.”

Which historical events could Call the Midwife feature in series nine?

We already know that the next series of Call the Midwife will be set in 1965. We also know that Call the Midwife brings in real-world events, from serious political developments to the latest in music, movies and fashion.

In January 1965, former Prime Minister and wartime leader Winston Churchill died following a stroke. He lay in state at Westminster Hall for three days while hundreds of thousands of people paid their respects at his coffin, after which his funeral took place at St Paul’s Cathedral – an event which we already know will be featured in Call the Midwife. Churchill’s body was then taken through London and along the River Thames to Waterloo station, then on to his final resting place in Oxfordshire, in what was the largest state funeral in history.

This national event would certainly have been felt in Poplar, even though the route of the procession reached no further into East London than Tower Hill. In one of the more moving moments of the day, the London dockers lowered their cranes as a gesture of respect as the barge passed along the river.

So what else could be coming up? Let’s consult the history books…

The year 1965 saw the capture of the Moors Murderers, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. It was a year that saw the continued disintegration of the British Empire as The Gambia gained its independence, while the international community faced the Rhodesian Crisis.

Excitingly for Trixie, 1965 was the year that Mary Quant introduced the miniskirt from her shop Bazaar on the King’s Road in Chelsea, London. At the cinema you could have seen The Sound of Music, Oscar-winning classic Mary Poppins, or the Beatles movie Help!

The Space Race continued as cosmonaut Alexey Leonov became the first person to walk in space, almost certainly to the delight of Sister Monica Joan. Later that year, America’s Mariner 4 flew by Mars and became the first spacecraft to send back images from the Red Planet.

And significantly for Nonnatus House, in 1965 the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar merged with Stepney and Bethan Green to form the new London Borough of Tower Hamlets. That move is sure to have implications for our midwives…

What will happen in future series of Call the Midwife?

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Call the Midwife has already been commissioned for series 10 (set in 1966) and series 11 (set in 1967) – and while creator and writer Heidi Thomas is focusing on series nine for now, she does have her eye on future key events.

“I know that England will win the World Cup in 1966, therefore this year we mustn’t do any sporting stories. Last year we had the Olympics,” she tells us. “So we think about it in that way, and we’re also thinking ahead to characters perhaps leaving school, and what age the child characters will be.

“But I never think more than a series ahead because I like to inhabit the year in which the series is set and find as much as possible which is of interest and resonance within that world, and that time, and life as we’re living it in the series.”

She adds: “What I do know is that when we get to series 11 it will be 1967, so abortion will be legalised and homosexuality will be legalised, and these are big staging posts in modern social history, so I know we’ll be referencing those and we might be referencing the journey towards those things. There was a lot of public debate about the changes in society, so I know in a very general way that the change that has fuelled us so far will take us forward.”

And while the future of Call the Midwife is secure all the way through to 2022, it will end one day – perhaps once we reach the early 1970s – and Thomas already has an idea for a special episode to mark the occasion.

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“When the series ends, what I would like to do is a special episode featuring nuns played by the actors who’ve let us know they would like to be in Call the Midwife,” she said. “And it will be a motley spectacle.”

‘Call the Midwife’ Season 8 Is Set to Premiere on PBS This Spring

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2018 gave us a healthy dose of Call the Midwife, the can’t-miss period drama broadcast by PBS and the BBC. Spring brought the close of the seventh season, and winter delivered a festive holiday special that aired on Christmas Day. Ever since, we’ve been waiting to hear about season eight and our next visit to Nonnatus House. As it happens, that wait has an end in sight, because Call the Midwife is set to grace our screens once again in 2019.

The series was created by Heidi Thomas and had its premiere in 2012. It’s based on Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s, a memoir by Jennifer Worth. The series has humor and heart, and it has gained a devoted audience with the passing of each new season. If you haven’t yet seen it, let Netflix summarize the premise for you: “This period drama set in impoverished East London in the 1950s follows a newly qualified midwife and her colleagues at a nursing convent.” Season seven welcomed the year 1963 as well as plenty of challenges and triumphs for the nuns, nurses, and midwives of Nonnatus House. Season seven featured Leonie Elliot as Nurse Lucille Anderson, Helen George as Nurse Trixie Franklin, Jennifer Kirby as Nurse Valerie Dyer, Charlotte Ritchie as Nurse Barbara Hereward, Linda Bassett as Nurse Phyllis Crane, Judy Parfitt as Sister Monica Joan, and Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne. The new season promises the return of many familiar faces as well as the introduction of new characters and storylines set in midcentury Poplar, a district of London.

When will Call the Midwife air this year? In the spring! Season eight will premiere on Sunday, March 31, 2019. (Check your local listings to find out when to tune in.) The rest of the season’s episodes will air in order on subsequent Sundays. Mark your calendars for March when you’ll again be invited to drop in on the midwives of Nonnatus House.

In the meantime, you can stream the 2018 holiday special on pbs.org. There you can also find featurettes and behind-the-scenes clips. To catch up on past storylines, you can watch the first seven seasons of Call the Midwife on Netflix.

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Will you tune in to Call the Midwife when it airs on PBS in March? How long have you been waiting for the new season to arrive?

January 06, 2020 – 10:13 GMT Emmy Griffiths The first episode of Call the Midwife season nine has already had viewers in tears – find out why

Call the Midwife returned to our screens on Sunday night for season nine, and viewers have already taken to Twitter in tears to talk about the emotional episode, which saw our favourite characters deal with an outbreak of diphtheria, a bacterial infection that is highly contagious and can be deadly. In the episode, a pregnant mother-of-two is giving birth when her son collapses after contracting the infection.

Fans loved the first episode

Discussing the episode on Twitter, one person wrote: “#CallTheMidwife might superficially seem like a cosy Sunday night drama but it’s anything but, never shirking from the social issues of the day in which it’s set. Those social issues/attitudes are as relevant now as they were then. That’s what makes it such a special drama.” Another person added: “The tears on a Sunday evening are back…nice tears though….so beautifully written and acted.” A third person tweeted: “Somewhere between tears and joy! Am an emotional wreck now! Brilliant episode can’t wait until next week.”

The episode looked at the dangers of diphtheria

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Helen George, who plays Trixie, recently opened up about why she thought people loved the popular series so much, telling The Guardian: “It lulls people into a warm, cuddly trance, but the subject matter is thought-provoking. If it was purely a hard-hitting drama about social equality and feminism, it probably wouldn’t be as popular. We covered the thalidomide controversy. Our abortion storyline was on air at the same time as laws were being passed in Ireland. The NHS was a big election issue, and our show champions the NHS while also recognising its flaws. It might be wrapped in a cosy blanket and set in the past, but it still reflects modern society.” Find out what happens next on Call the Midwife on Sunday 12 January at 8pm on BBC One.

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CALL The Midwife boss Pippa Harris has hinted a huge character will die and vowed “You WILL cry”.

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2 Call The Midwife boss hints that huge character will die insisting ‘You WILL cry’Credit: BBC

Asked about the plot, Harris told Daily Star: “You will definitely be crying.”

But Pippa confirmed it won’t be Miriam Margolyes’s character Sister Mildred walking the plank.

The BBC drama series about a group of midwives working in the east end of London in the 1950s and 1960s is based on the memoirs of the same name by Jennifer Worth.

It is set at the fictional nursing convent Nonnatus House in Poplar district carrying out nursing and midwife duties.

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Series 8 saw the return of Nurse Trixie (Helen George) who left Poplar to live in Italy as she battled her alcoholism.

The new series also welcomed FOUR new cast members including Harry Potter star Miriam.

She was joined by Fenella Woolgar, who plays Sister Hilda, Ella Bruccoleri as postulant Sister Frances and Georgie Glen as Miss Higgins, the surgery’s new receptionist.

The S8 finale had fans in tears as they claimed the it was the “saddest episode EVER”.

The first look at series 7 of hit BBC show Call the Midwife

They were left sobbing as Reggie, who has Downs Syndrome, found love with Jane who also has the condition – while Valerie’s grandmother was jailed for six years for organising backstreet abortions.

Reggie’s new love interest was introduced at the end, and they danced together at the fundraiser.

In the same scenes, fans were left blubbering as Mae, whose foster family were not ready for her, was returned to the Foster family.

Just before the fundraiser, Valerie’s grandmother got her just desserts – and was sentenced to six years in prison for organising backstreet abortions.

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The next series, season 9, will air in December.

However, the team behind the BBC One ratings giant have banned Miranda Hart from rejoining the cast after she let them down at the last minute last year.

You can visit the set of the show and do the Call The Midwife Tour at The Historic Dockyard Chatham.

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Good news, folks: Call The Midwife isn’t going anywhere just yet

Excellent news of a Friday.

There’s good news for fans of Call The Midwife this festive season as it appears as though the show isn’t going anywhere just yet.

The series, which details the trials and tribulations of a group of midwives working in 1950s and ’60s England, has been on the air since 2012.

And although some may be of the opinion that the show could be coming to its natural conclusion, creator Heidi Thomas has done us all a solid and confirmed that this is, in fact, not the case.

“Call The Midwife has come a long way from the twin sets, pearls and dirndl skirts of series one. And the changes have not been confined to the wardrobe,” she told Radio Times.

“All across Poplar, people’s lives have been transfigured by slum clearance, antibiotics, vaccinations, contraception, and gas and air in childbirth.

“Indeed, things are looking up so much that our fans have started fretting, asking, ‘How much longer can the show go on?’ They have no need to worry.”

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Call The Midwife’s upcoming series, said Thomas, will be about “hope, generosity, kindness, and love,” as the midwives and nuns of Poplar tackle issues such as dementia, homelessness, and sex work.

“Sister Julienne and her devoted team have more work to do than ever, because change is never instant, or complete, nor is it always welcome,” she said.

“In Poplar in 1965, the welfare state is flourishing, but family structures are breaking down.”

This year’s Call The Midwife Christmas special was the third most watched TV programme on Wednesday, pulling in 5.2 million viewers.

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