After the most recent series ended in the traumatic death of lead sister of set by a loving wedding, Call the Midwife has decided to warm our hearts at Christmas in a more literal way. The special, which airs at the end of this year, will take place in the sweltering heat of South Africa. Fans need not worry, however, as series six will begin shooting in the autumn and will see the nurses and nuns return to the UK.
The BBC hit show, which is set in 1962, will see a “social revolution in the outside world… mirrored by change and challenge much closer to home. As they strive to help mothers and families cope with the demands of childbearing, disability, disease and social prejudice, our beloved medics must make choices – and fight battles – of their own.” The show makers have assured fans that they will stick to the morals of Call the Midwife despite the exotic location.
In other news recent figures for the 10 most watched programmes of the year so far show that Call the Midwife occupies places 2 to 9 with an average audience of around 10 million viewers. It may be changing and not quite done enough to reach the top spot but all things considered, it’s fair to say this has been a good year for Call The Midwife and the BBC. All the prodigy mess in the list were shown on BBC 1!