A new series of Call The Midwife began filming this month for a Christmas special in 2013 and new series of 8 episodes in 2014. Written and created by Heidi Thomas, the third series continues filming on location at the historic Chatham dockyard. Based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, audiences can expect to see all the well-loved cast returning to the streets of Poplar with some new faces in residence too.
The series 2 finale saw Nonnatus House under threat of demolition, a baby boy for Chummy and PC Noakes and a romantic marriage proposal between Dr Turner and Sister Bernadette. In series 3 it’s 1959 and the eve of the swinging Sixties. The winds of change are sweeping through the country and the residents of Nonnatus House face some momentous changes of their own.
This series will be directed by a line-up of all female directors; joining the production for the first time are Thea Sharrock (The Hollow Crown: Henry V, The Bodyguard, Equus) and Juliet May (Miranda, Scott and Bailey, Stella) with China Moo-Young and Minkie Spiro returning. At this year’s BAFTA Craft Awards, previous lead director Philippa Lowthorpe was the first ever woman to win the Direction-Fiction/Entertainment award for the show.