British period drama Call the Midwife is based on the best-selling memoirs of former nurse Jennifer Worth, who died just days before the first episode aired. The first three seasons of the show revolve on Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine), a character loosely based on Worth.
First, in the year of 1957, she begins a new job in an impoverished east London neighbourhood, the Poplar Nursing Convent, as a midwife. Additionally, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Judy Parfitt and Laura Main have appeared in the show’s ensemble cast. With her “adult Jenny” voiceovers, Vanessa Redgrave continues to perform even after the series’ younger Jenny is no longer present.
After Danny Cohen took over as Controller of BBC One, the BBC reconsidered the idea of adapting Worth’s books for television. Author Heidi Thomas adapted Worth’s books for television in 2011, when a full series was ordered.
A six-episode first season premiered on BBC One on January 15, 2012, to generally positive reviews and strong viewing numbers, the BBC reporting that it was the most watched new drama series on BBC One since the present technique of gauging audiences began in 2001.
The series has also gained a following outside of the UK. A total of three million people tuned in for the first season, which broadcast on PBS in the United States in the fall of 2012. For the 2011–12 television season, this metric reflected half of the network’s primetime average audience.
As 95 episodes of Call the Midwife were aired on February 20, 2022, the eleventh season has come to an end. Series 12 and 13 were ordered by the BBC in April 2021, bringing the show’s run to a conclusion in 2024.
When will the season 11 of ‘Call the Midwife’ be released?
The US premiere of Call the Midwife season 11 will be on Sunday, March 20 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS.
BBC1 in the United Kingdom premiered Call the Midwife season 11 on Sunday, January 2, with eight episodes. The eight-episode saga aired on Sundays at 8 p.m. and concluded on February 20. BBC iPlayer has now made every episode available.
What will happen in ‘Call the Midwife’ season 11?
In addition to being a light and fluffy Sunday night drama about infants, Call the Midwife has shown over the years that it is not afraid to tackle serious and impassioned themes.
The character Sister Julienne, played by Jenny Agutter, gave a few hints about the upcoming season… As of 1967, we’re in our sixties. I feel Sister Julienne is dealing with the heightened expectations of the public. There are many things she appreciates because she lived through the First and Second World Wars. But she also knows that these things can cause problems in and of themselves. Consumers face a variety of challenges because they have so many options.
A wide range of subjects are also dealt with throughout the series. It’s nice to see Timothy Turner grow up, become a doctor, and go on his first call with his father. Due to our time period, we also face gangsters.”
In an interview, Helen George, who portrays Trixie, hinted that her character’s connection with Matthew might expand this season as well. As Trixie was involved in both his wife’s birth and death, it will be interesting to see how things evolve between Matthew and Trixie.” So it’s a heartbreaking story that’s been handled with great care.
It’s clear that Trixie and Matthew have created a strong bond as a result of their shared experience. It’s amazing to see the bonds of friendship and cooperation that form.”
Are there any more Call the Midwife seasons planned?
Those who love Call the Midwife will be happy to hear that the show’s future is secure. The BBC has already renewed the show for seasons 12 (2023) and 13 (2020) in addition to season 11 (2022). (2024).
There will be eight one-hour episodes and a Christmas special in each season. At least until late 1969, and possibly into the 1970s, this implies the continuation of the storey.
This is a wonderful opportunity to look back on 10 years of Call the Midwife, but also know that our journey is far from over, says show creator, writer, and executive producer, Heidi Thomas. If we can keep going for another few years, we will be thrilled!
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Heidi Thomas, Pippa Harris, and Ann Tricklebank, the producers of Call the Midwife, are to be commended for their “extraordinary devotion and innovation,” according to Piers Wenger, the BBC’s Director of Drama. In addition to the two series currently in production, Call the Midwife has been resurrected for two additional seasons, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for the residents of Nonnatus House.”
Call the Midwife is now in its season 11, which airs on BBC every Sunday night at 8 p.m.