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BBC’s Call The Midwife Confirmed For Two More Series

The period drama follows a group of midwives working in the East End of London in the 1950s. They are forced to cope with the pressures of their everyday lives as well as the changing times.

The announcement of series 14 and 15 of the show means it will now be on air until 2026.

Heidi Thomas, creator and writer of Call The Midwife, said: “I’m overjoyed by the news that the doors of Nonnatus House will be open for a few more years!

“Call The Midwife is the pride and joy of all who work on it, but it’s our fantastic, loyal audience that matters most.

“We are a family behind the scenes, on the screen, and in front of the telly, and I’m thrilled that we’re all heading into the 1970’s together.”

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Rosemary needs to isolate with her new baby. But is the community the only thing she’s cut off from?#CallTheMidwife. Tonight at 8pm on @BBCOne xx pic.twitter.com/VkSkbPN5MF

— Call the Midwife (@CallTheMidwife1) February 12, 2023 Call The Midwife confirmed for two more series The show began on BBC One in 2021 and is loosely based on the best-selling memoirs of former nurse and midwife Jennifer Worth.

She died in 2011, the year before the first series was broadcast.

The 12th season of the show returned on New Year’s Day and has explored topics such as domestic abuse, mental health problems and racism.

Then followed the 2022 Christmas special that attracted 4.5 million viewers, on average, based on overnight ratings.

It was the fourth most-watched festive programme on December 25 after the King’s Speech, Strictly Come Dancing’s Christmas Special and Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Wheel.

Series 13 was previously confirmed and will start filming in the spring.

Dame Pippa Harris, executive producer said the longevity of the show is a “tremendous achievement and it’s a testament to the passion and dedication of our cast and crew, of whom I’m very proud”.

She also said the “phenomenal success” is down to “formidable” Thomas.

Dame Pippa added: “Her continued devotion to the characters and determination to tell the untold stories of women is truly inspiring.

“We need to be fair to people who need our protection, we’re not going to turn anyone away can’t wait to see what she has in store for us and our extremely loyal audience in the future!”

The show has featured a variety of stars in its casting line-up since it’s launch, including Miranda Hart, Helen George and Jenny Agutter.

Series 14 and 15 will see eight 60 minutes episodes each along with Christmas specials.

The final episode of the current series airs on Sunday, February 26 at 8pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.