‘Call the Midwife’ writer says movie is ‘an opportunity to expand that world’

The creator of Call the Midwife says that a movie spin-off would be “gorgeous.”

Originally based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, the period drama series set in East London during the 1950s – and now 1960s – began on BBC One in January 2012 and its ninth season is currently filming.

With the long-awaited Downton Abbey movie finally arriving in cinemas this autumn, Heidi Thomas has been discussing the possibility of a Call the Midwife movie.

The Call the Midwife writer told Radio Times: “Oh gosh, wouldn’t it be gorgeous?”

Thomas added: “The thing is, at the moment Call the Midwife still feels as though it has so much potential in television. But we would never rule out something like a feature film because it’s an opportunity to expand that world and maybe look at it from a different angle.

“And above all else, we love that world and we want to keep making drama set in that world. So who knows?”

Jenny Agutter, who has played Sister Julienne in the hit period drama series since the first episode, previously confirmed that she’s keen on the idea of a Call the Midwife movie.

The 65-year-old English actress commented: “I wish! I sometimes think our Christmas Specials could go as a film.”

Call the Midwife will return in December with a festive special on BBC One in the UK and PBS in the USA, followed by a ninth season in early 2020.

Season 8 is available on DVD on Amazon.