The first storyline hints have been revealed by the makers of Call the Midwife for the show’s next season.
BBC One’s popular period drama series will return with eight new episodes in early 2019, following this year’s Christmas special in December.
Here’s a preview of what fans can expect in Season 8:
It’s spring time in 1964 and everyone is excited for the Queen’s Royal birth.
Violet is holding a Teddy Bears’ Picnic and raising funds through a competition on whether the Queen will have a boy or a girl.
With the additions of the two new Sisters, who have been sent to live and work with the team in Poplar, Nonnatus House feels full once more.
The midwives are introduced to their new midwifery bags, much to the distress of an already under the weather Sister Monica Joan who disturbingly absconds from Nonnatus House.
Meanwhile, Nurse Crane is braced for a twin delivery but is confident the team can handle this smoothly.
The new episodes will see actress Helen George return full-time to Nonnatus House following Trixie’s treatment for alcoholism after her relapse.
Nurse Franklin reached out to Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) as she reached breaking point after secretly swigging vodka and missing her support group meetings in Season 7.
Season 8 will also introduce two new sisters; Sister Hilda, played by Fenella Woolgar (War & Peace), and Sister Frances, played by Ella Bruccoleri (The Last Kingdom).
Georgie Glen (Waterloo Road) also joins the cast as the surgery’s new receptionist, Miss Higgins.
Harry Potter actress Miriam Margolyes will also guest star in this year’s Christmas special and Episode 1 of the new season.
Season 7 is available to buy now on DVD.