The BBC has released some new information about upcoming story lines in Call the Midwife.
Eight new episodes and a Christmas special are currently filming, with Black Mirror actress Leonie Elliott joining the cast as new regular midwife Nurse Lucille Anderson.
Call the Midwife writer Heidi Thomas recently revealed that the new season will see “our beloved Nonnatus House team stretched to the limit, as they face a series of medical, social and emotional challenges.”
The BBC has said that “the nuns and nurses find themselves tested both personally and professionally as never before.”
Here are seven more hints for the seventh season…
– Slum clearances are making way for bold new tower blocks to accommodate expanding communities as the midwives see the old East End vanishing around them.
– The midwives will face a wide range of challenging issues, including Leprosy, Tokophobia, Stroke, Huntingdon’s Chorea and Cataracts.
– Trixie’s romance with Christopher will continue to develop.
– Tom and Barbara will be enjoying life as a married couple.
– Nurse Crane will find her authority questioned from an unexpected quarter.
– Sister Monica Joan will be forced to accept her failing faculties.
– The Turners’ lives will be turned upside down when Shelagh decides to employ an au pair.
This year’s Holiday episode will air in the US in December and PBS has confirmed that Season 7 will air in spring 2018, shortly after its UK debut.