Call the Midwife: Filming for season 12 is officially underway
Call the Midwife has confirmed that filming is complete on this year's Christmas Special, and that production on series 12 is well underway.
The last series of BBC One's beloved period drama ended with fan favourites Julienne (played Jenny Agutter) and Dr Patrick Turner (Stephen McGann) being involved in a terrible train crash, with the Poplar community springing into action to help the injured.
Sharing behind-the-scenes of the Turner children on Call the Midwife's Facebook page, the team revealed that the cast and crew were taking a break from filming series 12 for a summer break, which they are "well into."
"It's that time of year when Call the Midwife takes a short recess in the middle of filming to give our hard working team a well earned rest with their families," the message began.
"Filming days can be very long, and the hours very inhospitable - and so our production likes to reward our team with a decent break midway through, so that they can return refreshed to complete the series."
They then disclosed that the Christmas special had been filmed and that series 12 will be completed by winter, arriving on BBC One in 2023.
"We are well into Series 12! When we return from our summer break, we have the last half of our stories to film, and won't complete that till the early winter. Call the Midwife is truly a four seasons job! Call the Midwife returns with a new Christmas Special, and Series 12 in 2023 xx."
The drama follows the dedicated and hardworking midwives and nurses in east London's Poplar in 1950s.
Call the Midwife's Christmas Special typically airs on Christmas day. Call the Midwife series 12 will arrive on BBC One in 2023.
Jenny Agutter is currently starring in The Railway Children's acclaimed sequel, The Railway Children Return, in UK cinemas now.
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