The new season of ‘Call the Midwife’ has finished filming!

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

BBC One’s popular period drama series will return with eight new episodes in early 2019, following this year’s Christmas special in December.

The show’s official Facebook page announced: “Series 8 filming for Call the Midwife was completed this evening!!

“It is traditional to mark the occasion with an end-of shoot photograph taken with the star appearing in the last scene, along with the final ‘slate’ – the clapperboard marking the scene for editing purposes.

“This year it was our wonderful Jennifer Kirby (Nurse Valerie) who did the honours for us!”

Set in 1964, the new season will introduce two new sisters; Sister Hilda, played by Fenella Woolgar (War & Peace), and Sister Frances, played by Ella Bruccoleri (The Last Kingdom).

Georgie Glen (Waterloo Road) also joins the cast as the surgery’s new receptionist, Miss Higgins, and Harry Potter actress Miriam Margolyes is guest starring as Sister Mildred, “a forthright and indefatigable sister from the Order.”

Season 7 is available now on DVD on Amazon here.

Tickets are on sale now for the official Call the Midwife locations tour.