Call the Midwife creator Heidi Thomas returns to set as filming for series 11 is on target

Naomi Gordon
·3-min read
Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Call the Midwife creator Heidi Thomas was back on the show's set for the first time since the global pandemic took hold, as plans for filming series 11 are officially underway.

Thomas shared a photo of herself with her feet up in the living room of Nonnatus House after a fifteen month absence as she draws up plans for the filming of series 11. Shooting for series 10 was recently completed, and the drama has been renewed for another two series.

"Guess where I am! Back at Nonnatus House for the first time since October 2019, and in a room with colleagues for the first time in fifteen months, that's where!" the writer commented.

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The BBC One show's official Facebook page also posted the image of Thomas, and added the message: "We received a great picture today! It's taken by our wonderful series writer Heidi Thomas, and shows her relaxing in the iconic Nonnatus House living room! That may not seem unusual for the drama's creator, but in fact it's a big deal for us.

"Heidi has not been able to visit the set for AGES, due to Covid restrictions. Her return marks a real homecoming... and an indication that plans are being drawn up for the filming of Series 11!!"

The post continued: "Heidi was there to help plan our next instalment of filming. Due to the extraordinary disruption of the past year, the normal timetables for Call the Midwife production have undergone huge change, and our team have had had many adjustments to make. But we remain on target to begin filming for series 11! But what about series 10? When will you get to see the series we've just filmed? Answer: Watch this space... !"

Series 10, set in 1966, will mark the drama's 10th anniversary when it arrives on BBC One later this year. Though little else has been revealed about the plot, we do know beloved cast members Jenny Agutter (Sister Julienne), Linda Bassett (Nurse Crane), Judy Parfitt (Sister Monica Joan), Fenella Woolgar (Sister Hilda), Ella Bruccoleri (Sister Frances), Helen George (Trixie), Leonie Elliott (Lucille), and Stephen McGann (Dr Turner) will be back.

Cliff Parisi (Fred), Annabelle Apsion (Violet), Georgie Glen (Miss Higgins), Max Macmillan (Timothy), Zephryn Taitte (Cyril) and Daniel Laurie (Reggie) will also be returning.

Call the Midwife series 10 will air on BBC One later this year.

Stream seasons one to nine HERE.

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