Call The Midwife is back for a second series on the BBC on January 20th! (VIDEO)

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There’s great news for fans of hit BBC drama Call the Midwife today as the broadcaster has confirmed that the show will return to BBC1 at 8.00pm on Sunday 20 January, for its second outing.

Written by Heidi Thomas – and based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth – the second series will air in eight episodes and will see the return of many of the show’s favourite characters as well as a few new ones.

Set in 1950s London, here’s what the BBC has to say about the second series…

Nonnatus House opens its doors to warmly welcome the audience back into 1950s East End London, and continues to follow Poplar’s community of exceptional midwives and nursing nuns.

This new series stays true to its roots and viewers can expect to see more births, babies, and bicycling, plus blossoming

jenny lee, call-the-midwiferomance from an unexpected quarter…

In the first episode, it’s 1958 and, on returning after a long day of nursing duties, Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine) finds the Nonnatus House
community have gathered to wish her a happy birthday before she heads off to the cinema with Chummy (Miranda Hart), Trixie (Helen George) and Cynthia (Bryony Hannah).

However Jenny’s good mood is short lived as the next day she learns she’s been assigned a new patient, Molly Brignall…

Jenny soon discovers that Molly (Scarlett Archer) is in an abusive marriage, and with her baby due any day, Jenny worries about the harm that could come to Molly and her other children at home.

Meanwhile, Trixie and Sister Evangelina (Pam Ferris) find themselves in the highly unusual surroundings of a Swedish cargo ship where they’re charged with looking after the captain’s daughter, who’s about to have her first baby.

Here’s a look at the show’s new trailer…

Are you excited for the new series?

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