We have some new details about the next season of Call the Midwife.
It was announced in March that the BBC’s hit period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London has been renewed for another three seasons.
The official synopsis reads: “This year’s Christmas special will see the team take their work to the Outer Hebrides. Led by Mother Mildred, they embark on a trip to the remote yet idyllic Scottish island, where residents have a desperate need for nurses and midwives.
“Exposed to the elements, they operate in bleak conditions with limited access to water and electricity to help their patients, just in time to reconvene in Poplar for Christmas.”
Filming on Season 9’s eight new episodes is currently underway.
Here are some official story hints: “Opening with the funeral of Winston Churchill in January 1965, series nine then continues with Nonnatus House entering a bold and innovative era.
“As the tower blocks multiply, and a new East End rises from the ashes of the old, society becomes more prosperous, but more complex.
“Our familiar team of medics and midwives face unexpected challenges as the population shifts, rules change, and old diseases come back to haunt them.
“Alongside the joy and optimism of birth, they must cope with cases including diphtheria, drug abuse, cancer, tuberculosis, and fistula.
“Meanwhile, their own experiences are fuelled by love, loss, and doubt – and the very fabric of their lives is jeopardised when Nonnatus itself comes under threat of demolition.”
The ninth season of Call the Midwife will air in early 2020 on BBC One in the UK and on Masterpiece on PBS in the US.
Season 8 is available on DVD on Amazon.