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BBC confirms TWO more series of Call the Midwife have been commissioned

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We will be seeing Call the Midwife on our screens until at least 2024...

Call the Midwife viewers are already excited about series 10 starting this Sunday evening on BBC One, but more good news has been announced today.

The much-loved series has been commissioned by the BBC for another two series, meaning we can now expect the show to run until at least 2024.

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Series 10 of Call the Midwife is set to start this weekend, but we can now look forward to series 11, 12 and 13! (Picture: BBC / Nealstreet Productions) (Image credit: BBC / Nealstreet Productions / Laura Radford)

So much more to come from Nonnatus House

With series 1o heading to our screen this weekend, series 11 is about to begin filming.

But that's not all - the BBC has now confirmed that series 12 and 13 have also been locked in.

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Each series will consist of eight episodes, each lasting 60 minutes.

And if that wasn't enough excitement, BBC bosses have also announced that each series will also come with a Christmas special.

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Speaking of the exciting news the show's creator and writer, Heidi Thomas, said: "It's an incredible privilege to be able to look back on a decade of Call the Midwife, and yet to know that our journey is still very far from over.

"We are thrilled to be going on for a few more years!

"Like Nonnatus House itself, we have a proud past but an even more exciting future - full of old favourites, fresh faces, higher hemlines and new ideas.

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We will be seeing a lot more of our Call the Midwife favourites over the coming years (Picture: BBC / Nealstreet Productions) (Image credit: BBC / Nealstreet Productions / Laura Radford)

"The stories we tell are like babies - they never stop coming. We love them all, and we vow to do our best by every single one."

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Piers Wenger, director of BBC Drama added: "The enduring popularity of Call the Midwife is a testament to the extraordinary love and creativity from its creator Heidi Thomas and its producers Pippa Harris and Ann Tricklebank.

"We are delighted to have secured the future of Call the Midwife for two further series beyond those which are currently in production, and look forward to enjoying more adventures for the inhabitants of Nonnatus House for years to come."

Call the Midwife series 10 starts on Sunday April 18th at 8pm on BBC1. Episodes will also be available on iPlayer. See our TV Guide for full listings. 

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 


After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off


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