We have been missing Call The Midwife ever since the season seven finale aired last month. Our Sunday nights just aren’t the same without the ladies of Nonnatus House gracing our screens.


The BBC has confirmed that the popular drama series will return for an eighth season, with the first episode airing on Christmas Day.



There are over eight months to go until the Christmas special airs, and we are struggling with the Call The Midwife shaped hole in our hearts.


Luckily, the cast of the drama series have treated us to some behind the scenes photos as they begin filming series eighth.



Yesterday, BBC One tweeted a snap of Jenny Agutter who plays Sister Julienne. They tweeted, “It's happening!!! Series 8 of #callthemidwife has just started filming!! @BBCOne.”


They also confirmed that the next series will take place in 1964.



Stephen McGann who plays Dr Turner posted a photo in the hair and makeup trailer, “A sure sign of the beginning of a new season's filming - the Dr Turnerisation of my hair :-) #callthemidwife,” he wrote.


Daniel Laurie who plays Archie on the drama series shared a black and white snap with his on-screen parents Fred and Valerie- played by Cliff Parisi and Annabelle Apsion.


Jennifer Kirby who plays Nurse Valerie revealed that she will also be back for the new series, “Had my hair chopped again today for Val, series 8 filming is officially just around the corner... #callthemidwife.”


Jennifer will also be joined my Leonie Elliot who plays Nurse Lucille, who joined the show last season.



One character we won’t be seeing is the wonderful Barbara, who we sadly waved goodbye to last season. We can’t help but wonder if her on-screen husband Tom, played by Jack Ashton, will return.


Are you excited for Call The Midwife to return this winter?




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