There’s more labor ahead for the cast and crew of Call The Midwife. BBC One has renewed the period drama for a fifth season. The TV show airs on PBS here in the states.
Based on the memoirs of midwife Jennifer Worth, Call The Midwife takes place in East London in the 1950s. The cast includes Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Miranda Hart, Judy Parfitt, Helen George, Bryony Hannah, Laura Main and Cliff Paris.
Production on the show’s fourth season recently wrapped. It consists of a Christmas special that will air on PBS on December 28th and eight installments that will debut on Sunday, March 29, 2015.
Season five will have a holiday special for 2015 and another eight episodes which will follow in 2016.
The renewal, which is for 8 episodes and a Christmas Special in 2015, comes ahead of the launch of this year’s Christmas special, with the show’s eight episode fourth season set to debut in early 2015.
Pippa Harris, Executive Producer for Neal Street Productions, said; “We’re delighted that the BBC have commissioned a fifth [season] of Call the Midwife. The international success of the show is testament to the passion, dedication and skill of Heidi Thomas and the wonderfully talented cast and crew who have created a truly brilliant fourth series for our loyal viewers to enjoy on screen very soon.”
“Call the Midwife is one of UK’s most popular dramas and in series four Heidi Thomas’ writing meets new heights,” said the BBC’s Controller of Drama Commissioning Ben Stephenson. “I’m delighted to be commissioning a new [season] from Pippa Harris and Neal St Productions.”
What do you think? Have you watched Call the Midwife on PBS? Are you looking forward to all of the new specials and episodes?
Please keep this show going. It is wonderful! All my family and friends watch every episode. Please don’t cancel even after the 5th season.
I AM VERY EXCITED TO SEE THIS WONDER SERIES CONTINUE! THE SHOW REPRESENTS HISTORY , A DOSE OF REALTY AND MEDICINE THAT IS INSPIRING AND ENLIGHTENING. A SEASONED NURSE OF 20 YEARS I SO ENJOY THE AM ABLE TO SEE HOW HEALTHCARE WAS DELIVERED IN THE NATURAL WAYS OF THAT TIME. I FOUND THE SERIES ON NETFLEX AND KEEP UP AS THE NEW SEASONS ARE ADDED.
It is a gem!! Keep it coming!!
I wish all the shows on tv could be as brilliant as this one. Thank you BBC for this gem!
This is just another example of the outstanding writing , acting and overall excellence of British television. may it never end
Yea!!!! I love this show!!
Call the Midwife is outstanding, there is so much junk on TV and this is great, good actin and good plot line. Please don’t cancel
Yay! So glad it’s been renewed. Sure enjoy this program!
I’m so glad to hear that “Call the Midwife” is returning soon and renewed for a 5th season as well. I really enjoy this program. THANK YOU PBS!
A couple of more years of a quality show; may the midwife continue to be called. No wonder my hours of watching other network programming is decreasing.
This is very good news! At least PBS has some sense to promote quality programming. I wish the other Networks had the same perspective.