The cast of Call the Midwife have been filming this year’s Christmas special in the Outer Hebrides.
Season 8 concluded in the UK last month with the show’s 70th episode and the next season began filming recently.
After the finale aired on BBC One, it was officially confirmed that the hit period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London will continue for at least another three seasons!
2019’s feature-length festive special is the first episode in the filming schedule and it’s now been revealed that the story will see the midwives heading to Scotland.
A special shoot has been taking place at a number of locations around Harris in the Outer Hebrides, an island chain off the west coast of mainland Scotland, also known as the Western Isles.
Filming continues this week around Leverburgh, with scenes also being shot at Rodel, Eilean Glas lighthouse on Scalpay and the blackhouse village at Gearannan on Lewis.
A spokeswoman for Call the Midwife confirmed: “We are filming a Christmas special currently on the islands but we can’t disclose locations at this stage. We don’t tend to go to far afield locations – except South Africa – so this is a bit of a treat for us.”
Once the Christmas special’s shoot is complete, filming will then begin on eight brand new 60-minute episodes for broadcast in early 2020.
Season 8 is currently airing in the USA on Sunday nights on Masterpiece on PBS.
While you wait for the new season, why not check out the new official Call the Midwife board game?!
Call the Midwife is available on DVD on Amazon.