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Call The Midwife season 6: Release date, cast and more on new series

 

SERIES 6 of Call The Midwife is set to return to the BBC soon, and here's what you need to know.

Before Christmas, the BCC announced that Call The Midwife is set to return to our TV screens with not one but THREE new series!

Since it first aired in 2012, it's been one of the popular dramas about, hence why fans are excited that prehaps as many as 24 new episode — series 1-5 had between 6 and 8 episodes — are coming their way.  

Pippa Harris, who is the Executive Producer of the the production company that makes the medical drama, Neal Street Productions, said: “Like a truly supportive parent, the BBC has nurtured our series from conception onwards, and this exceptional three series commission further demonstrates their care and commitment."

[undefined]Call The midwife: the nuns and midwives find themselves in a South African hospital in series six [BBCOne/Twitter]

Alongside the exciting announcement yesterday, the BBC let fans in on when they can expect new episodes on BBC One. 

While it's been revealed the new season will kick off in early 2017, and exact date hasn't been confirmed just yet.

However, the first episodes of series 1-5 have all aired between January 15-20, so we expect series 6 to follow a similar mid-late January pattern. 

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But what's in store for Call The MIdwife fans?

Heidi Thomas, Creator, Writer and Executive Producer said: "I am hugely excited by the prospect of creating three more series of Call the Midwife. In the 1960’s Britain was a country fizzing with change and challenge, and there is so much rich material - medical, social, and emotional - to be explored.

She continued: "We have now delivered well over one hundred babies on screen, and like those babies, the stories keep on coming!."

[undefined]Call The Midwife: Series 6 will return to the BBC in January 2017 [BBC]

It aired on Christmas Day on BBC One, and fans saw the residents of Nonnatus House transported to the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

The team head out to help a tiny mission hospital which is understaffed, underfunded and faces closure.

[undefined]Call The Midwife: The period drama has been commissioned for another three series [BBC]

Unsurprisingly, we haven't got a date for the latter two series yet!

But if history is to repeat itself, series 7 and 8 will probably hit screens consecutively in January 2017 and 2018.

[undefined]Call The Midwife: Miranda Hart has said she won't be returning for the upcoming series 

Earlier this year, comedian Miranda Hart, who plays Camilla ‘Chummy’ Noakes in the drama, announced she'd quit Call The Midwife.

After originally telling fans she would be back for the Christmas Special and series 6, the 42 year old later backtracked. 

She took the Twitter to reveal the news to fans. She said: "It's with a heavy heart that having shared Chummy's return to CTM, I've not been able to birth (pun) the schedule to make it work. xx”

But plenty of our favourite actresses will be back for more.

Show stars set to return are Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne, Linda Bassett as Nurse Phyllis Crane, Victoria Yeates as Sister Winifred, Laura Main as Sister Bernadette.

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