|Source: The Independent|
The BBC have today announced the commissioning of a fifth season of their hit period drama Call the Midwife as well as the show's fourth festive outing. Starring Miranda's Miranda Hart, Doctor Who's Hermione Norris and (until recently) An Adventure in Space and Time's Jessica Raine, the series centres on a band of charming yet realistically imperfect post-Second World War midwifery experts, the intricately-conveyed relationships between whom seem to transcend even the bleakest of days and the toughest of challenges.
Such challenges won't be coming to an end any-time soon, however, since Midwife will be back for a grand total of nine 60-minute episodes in both Christmas 2015 - the projected broadcast window for the 2015 Christmas Special - and Spring 2016 - the traditional broadcast slot for new seasons of the programme which is therefore all but guaranteed to play host to Season Five. Raine will doubtless remain absent due to her increasingly prominent other commitments, but given that Hart, Norris and the rest of the show's key players more than proved their own without their (ex-)leading lady earlier this year in the enduringly critically acclaimed Season Three, the odds of the tide turning against one of the most viewed BBC One dramas to date are phenomenally slim. Keep it On-Screen for all the latest info regarding Call the Midwife and other Original British Drama currently in the works over at the so-called British Broadcasting Corporation.
Call the Midwife will return for its annual Christmas Special - timing details for which are sure to be announced in the coming weeks - on BBC One this Christmas Day.