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BBC confirms ‘Call The Midwife’ series 2 to air early 2013.


The BBC has confirmed the 8-part second series of popular ratings-winning drama ‘Call The Midwife’ will be returning on BBC One in early 2013.

Created and written by Heidi Thomas the series is based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth and is set in 1950s East End London, and follows Poplar’s community of exceptional midwives and nursing nuns. The drama stars; Jessica Raine, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris and Miranda Hart.

However before we jump into 2013 there’s a Christmas special to look forward to first which airs on Christmas day and will see the nuns and midwives of Nonnatus House are busier than ever. When an abandoned baby is discovered on the steps of the convent, the whole community rallies round to provide food and clothing and to try and trace his mother.

Nurse Jenny Lee, meanwhile, gets caught up in the heart-breaking mystery which surrounds an elderly, semi-vagrant local woman, Mrs Jenkins, played by Sheila Reid. For newly married Chummy, other challenges await, as she pulls out all the stops to mount a truly memorable children’s nativity play.

Executive producer Pippa Harris said: “As the nights draw in and Christmas approaches, the residents of Nonnatus House pull together to celebrate the season in their own very special way. Christmas celebrates one particular birth, and so it’s especially fitting for BBC One to pay a visit to these much-loved characters, whose daily lives revolve around the joys and tribulations of childbirth.”

This new series stays true to its roots and viewers can expect to see more births, babies, and bicycling plus blossoming romance from an unexpected quarter.

‘Call The Midwife’ returns for a Christmas Special on 25th December 2012 and a second series early in 2013.