Call The Midwife begins filming Series 3 & Christmas Special!

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After it was announced back in February that a new series of popular BBC period drama, Call The Midwife, had been commissioned for a third series, filming has just begun to make that happen.

On 11 February 2013, BBC Controller for Drama Ben Stephenson announced that he had commissioned a 2013 Christmas special, and a third series of eight episodes to air in 2014.

And now Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Helen George and Pam Ferris have been confirmed as returning for the series, and are already hard at work filming for it, the Metro newspaper reports.

The first episode to air is expected to be the Christmas Special due to be shown this Christmas (shocker) before kicking off the new series of eight episodes in the new year.

Call The Midwife

The show is due to pick up with the cast in 1959, when ‘the winds of change are sweeping through the country and the residents of Nonnatus House’.

The series, which regularly attracted over 10million viewers with its second series, will be directed by four females; Thea Sharrock, Juliet May, China Moo-Young and Minkie Spiro.

Executive producer Pippa Harris said of the mew series: “I am very proud of the continued popularity of the show and how series two was so warmly received by the audience.

“Its success is down to the insightful writing of Heidi Thomas and to our fantastic crew and cast, who I am thrilled are returning for series three to enjoy the dawn of the swinging sixties!”

Watch a clip from this year’s Comic Relief version of the show below:

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