The BBC commissioning process is on that we have all have collectively gotten to know too well over the years. In most cases, viewers have to wait until after a season has ended before word comes down from on high as to whether or not there will be another series. For loyal followers of a series such as Spooks, Sherlock, Downton Abbey or even Mr. Selfridge, these can be a difficult couple of weeks. In the case of Lewis, the series was actually cancelled only to be given life months later. With BBC One’s Call the Midwife, fans of the series can breathe a collective sigh of relief before the newest series even begins.
As filming of series 4 of Call the Midwife came to an end on Friday, the Beeb has announced that Trixie, Chummy and the rest of Nonnatus House will return for a fifth series in 2016. With a Christmas special set to premiere on Christmas Day on both BBC1 and PBS, series 4 will transmit beginning in January 2015 in the UK and beginning March 29, 2015 on PBS in the States. As has been reported earlier, series 4 will see the nuns and bicycle-riding midwives make the transition to the swinging sixties. Series 5, according to Executive Producer, Pippa Harris, and series writer, Heidi Thomas, will be set in 1961.
So, when series 4 comes your way, sit back and enjoy with the knowledge of another series coming to a telly near you in 2016!