BBC favourite, Call the Midwife returns to our screens this evening at 6:15pm for the Christmas special, featuring Max Macmillan as Timothy Turner.
The plot follows newly qualified midwife Jenny Lee and the work of midwives and the nuns of Nonnatus House, a nursing convent, coping with the medical problems in a deprived area of East London in the 1950s.
The programme’s second season of Call the Midwife was immediately commissioned after the drama’s opening episode attracted an audience of nearly 10 million viewers. The second episode increased its audience to 10.47 million, while the third continued the climb to 10.66. Episode 4′s rating of 10.89 million overtook 2010 ITV hit Downton Abbey as the largest first series audience for original drama on British television in recent years. Miranda Hart and costume designer Amy Roberts were both nominated for BAFTA Awards in 2012.
On 11 February 2013, Ben Stephenson, BBC Controller for Drama, announced that he had commissioned a 2013 Christmas special, and a third series of eight episodes to air in 2014.In 2012 the rights to the second season were sold to the US network, PBS for transmission early this year which has generated an international buzz around this popular drama.
Call The Midwife returns to our screens in early 2014.Overview
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