‘Call the Midwife’ behind the scenes pics: The new season has started filming!

Filming is now underway on the eighth season of Call the Midwife.

The BBC’s hit period drama series will return with a Christmas special this December, followed by eight new episodes in early 2019.

The show’s official Facebook page has posted some lovely photos from the set.

Call the Midwife launched in 2012 and is one of the UK’s most watched dramas, with last year’s festive episode becoming the highest-rated show on Christmas Day with 9.5 million viewers.

Creator and writer Heidi Thomas commented: “It is an immense privilege to be starting work on series eight of Call The Midwife, and we can’t wait to share the events of 1964 with our loyal and passionate audience.”

She added: “People often ask me how we can keep coming back year after year, but the answer is simple – we never run out of stories, and we never run out of love.”

Season 7 is available to buy now on DVD.

An official Call the Midwife locations tour is running until October and you can buy tickets now here.