Call the Midwife gets a fourth series

The BBC1 period drama following the midwives of London's East End will return for another season set in the swinging sixties

Hop on your bicycle, Call the Midwife fans. BBC1 will be returning to Poplar for another series of our favourite period drama.


Call the Midwife, which is coming to the end of its third series on Sunday nights, has been recommissioned for a fourth run.

And this time the nuns really will face the swinging sixties. “It is 1960 in London’s East End. A new decade dawns, and with it come different and exciting challenges for the team at Nonnatus House,” reads a statement from the BBC.

The drama, which was created by Heidi Thomas and stars Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Pam Ferris, Jenny Agutter and Helen George, follows the lives of a group of midwives living and working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the late 1950s.

Series three of Call the Midwife, which is known for not shying away from difficult issues, has so far dealt with childhood illnesses, disability and birth in prison, as well as the death of one of the series’ central characters. 

Call the Midwife continues on Sundays at 8:00pm on BBC1.