Call the Midwife – series 3 and Christmas special confirmed

BBC One’s record-breaking hit drama series will return for a Christmas special in 2013 and a new series in 2014. Call The Midwife was the biggest new drama series on BBC One in over a decade, and the second series currently on air is averaging a consolidated series average so far of 10.6 million/32.3% 8 …

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First news from the Call the Midwife Christmas Special

Christmas is coming and in Poplar 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 to trace his mother. Nurse Jenny Lee, meanwhile, gets caught up in the …

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Call the Midwife headlines BBC One’s Christmas Day

Call the Midwife’s festive special will herald series 2 which due to start in January. It’s scheduled for Christmas day at 9PM following Doctor Who and Eastenders. BBC executive Pippa Harris said of Call the Midwife’s seasonal episode, “Christmas celebrates one particular birth, and so it’s fitting for BBC1 to pay a visit to these much-loved characters, …

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Highest-Rated New Drama Launch in BBC History Strengthens PBS as a Destination for Drama on Sunday Nights

Watch Call the Midwife Highlights on PBS. BBC Worldwide America Sales & Distribution and PBS announced today the sale of the first season of the critically acclaimed British drama, CALL THE MIDWIFE to PBS. The series will premiere on September 30, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. leading intoMASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Upstairs Downstairs,” transforming Sunday nights into a destination for drama …

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Call the Midwife headlines the PBS Fall Schedule

British period drama hit Call the Midwife (6×60′) is kicking off the fall season for US public broadcaster PBS. A deal between BBC Worldwide America Sales & Distribution and PBS will allow the US channel to debut the 1950s-set drama on September 30. “Call the Midwife is a riveting new series that strengthens PBS as …

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‘Call the Midwife’ has delivered a bouncing success for Victoria Pendleton

The Olympic gold medal winning cyclist’s “new baby”, her personally designed bike range, has sparked unprecedented demand at suppliers Halfords – and it is all being put down to the midwife-effect! The fact that the traditionally designed cycles bear an uncanny resemblance to those featured on the TV show, with star Miranda Hart recently photographed …

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BBC wants 5 years of Call the Midwife

According to Metro Call The Midwife has been the broadcaster’s most successful drama since 2001 and with a second series already commissioned, talks have now reportedly begun to keep the programme running beyond 2014. A source told the Daily Mail: ‘There hasn’t been anything like this at the BBC for many years. ‘We’re going to …

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Call The Midwife most successful new drama series on BBC One in over 10 years

BBC One ratings hit Call The Midwife ended on a series high last night with 9.2 million viewers tuning in to watch the final episode, resulting in a series average overnight of 8.7million which makes it the biggest new drama series on the channel since records began (in 2001). Written by Heidi Thomas and made …

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Danny Cohen orders eight new episodes of Call The Midwife – BBC One’s biggest new drama launch on record

Following outstanding ratings BBC One Controller, Danny Cohen, announces Call The Midwife has been recommissioned for a second series from Neal Street Productions. Call The Midwife has captured the hearts of audiences on Sunday nights at 8pm, the series opener last week consolidated at 9.8million viewers making it BBC One’s highest launch episode of a …

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