‘Call the Midwife’ airing ‘Special Delivery’ 10th anniversary documentary

The BBC will celebrate a decade of Call the Midwife later this month!

The hit period drama series about a group of nurse midwives in the East End of London first aired in January 2012.

Created by Cranford writer Heidi Thomas, the show is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth.

The tenth season launched on UK screens in April and new episodes are currently showing at 8pm on Sunday nights, ahead of its US premiere on PBS later in 2021.

With Season 10’s finale set to air on BBC One at the end of this month, it’s now been revealed that a one-off documentary will follow immediately afterwards.

Call the Midwife: Special Delivery is described as “a celebratory look back at 10 years of Call the Midwife, featuring the cast’s favourite scenes, plus behind-the-scenes interviews.”

Classic clips will include tributes to much-loved characters from the past such as Jenny (Jessica Raine), Chummy (Miranda Hart), Cynthia (Bryony Hannah), Patsy (Emerald Fennell), Barbara (Charlotte Ritchie), and Sister Evangelina (Pam Ferris), as well as the current regular cast.

Full of “births, deaths, love stories, family and faith,” Special Delivery also reflects on the tough storylines tackled by the show over the past decade, including Spina bifida, Tuberculosis, FGM, abortion, racism and Thalidomide.

The official synopsis promises: “Not only is it a celebration of Call the Midwife, but it is a huge thank you to all her fans.”

The Special Delivery documentary airs at 9pm on Sunday 30th May on BBC One in the UK.

Call the Midwife was recently renewed for another three seasons, guaranteeing us brand new episodes every year until 2024.

Writer Heidi Thomas commented upon the annoucement: “It’s an incredible privilege to be able to look back on a decade of Call the Midwife, and yet know that our journey is still very far from over.”

In other exciting news, filming is already underway in England on this year’s Christmas special.

The first nine seasons of Call the Midwife are available on DVD on Amazon.