‘Call the Midwife’ new season and Christmas special begin filming

Filming has begun on the seventh season of Call the Midwife!

The BBC drama launched in 2012 and is one of the most watched dramas in the UK, regularly gaining over 10 million viewers each week.

This year’s Christmas special will air in the US in December and PBS has confirmed that Season 7 will air in spring 2018, shortly after its UK debut.

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Written by Call the Midwife creator Heidi Thomas, the holiday episode will open with Poplar under a thick blanket of snow, as the midwives face the challenge of the coldest winter for 300 years.

The winter of 1963 saw temperatures plunge to a record low and the whole country brought to a standstill due to the severe weather. Battling against snow, ice, power cuts and frozen pipes, the midwives strive to provide the best possible care for their patients.

Valerie helps a young couple, newly arrived in London, who experience a traumatic birth, and Sister Julienne strives to reunite a family torn apart by a tormenting father.

The Christmas special guest stars EastEnders actress Anita Dobson.

Writer and executive producer Heidi Thomas says: “The friendships, struggles and triumphs of women remain at the heart of Call the Midwife as we swing into 1963.”

She hinted: “With new mums ranging from a stripper to an Asian child bride, series seven will see our beloved Nonnatus House team stretched to the limit, as they face a series of medical, social and emotional challenges.”