Call The Midwifes Dr Turner star drops bombshell on show’s future ‘Won’t go on forever

Call the Midwife: Jenny Agutter on Christmas special

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With Call The Midwife’s new series having officially landed on BBC One, fans of the wholesome drama may be wondering how many more visits they’ll be paying to Nonnatus House. Seasons 12 and 13 of the show have already been confirmed, but what about the drama’s future beyond that? Stephen McGann, who happens to be married to screenwriter Heidi Thomas, has dealt a crushing blow about the hit show’s future. 

Call The Midwife returned to screens on Christmas Day for a festive special which marked the start of the highly-anticipated series 11. 

The second episode of the all-new series lands on BBC One today (January 2) with fan favourites Trixie Franklin (played by Helen George), Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) and Lucille Anderson (Leonie Elliott) all returning to Nonnatus House. 

Seasons 12 and 13 will be airing in 2023 and 2024 respectively, but how many more series will be commissioned after that?

Doctor Turner actor Stephen told Express.co.uk and other publications: “We’re all very happy with where it’s going.”

However, he regrettably explained: “Historically it has a natural, general timeline. 

“It won’t go on forever because it wouldn’t go on forever – if you stay to a level of historical accuracy, it won’t go on in that form forever because it didn’t back then.

“So, therefore, it has some kind of an end mark. But I think they are far too clever not to know when that will be and not to make it work within the framework of history.

“Will it go on forever? No.”

Stephen hinted series 11 will include a storyline which has a major impact on all of the people at Nonnatus House. 

While he couldn’t go into much detail, the star explained: “It’s big, it’s brilliant and it is a real challenge. I think for people who watch the show, I think it’s a departure. 

“It’s different. It’s ambitious. Everybody, in their way, is affected by it. Everyone comes into it. It smashes. 

“It’s great. And it shows us again going on and on with this thing and finding new things to tell.”

Stephen also opened up about his wife Heidi’s detailed thought process behind writing compelling content for Call The Midwife. 

The 58-year-old explained: “Heidi goes upstairs and vanishes for a couple of weeks.”

He said Heidi feels like voices are saying to her, Tell my story, you haven’t told me story yet“.

“She looks and does all that research and it’s terrifying but it all comes from the same route, whether is those kids being transported to Australia or Lucille [Anderson played by Leonie Elliot] coming from Jamacia,” Stephen added. 

Series 11 is set in Poplar, London, in 1967 which happens to be the year a variety of monumental events took place. 

The events included the legalisation of abortion and the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 which decriminalised “homosexual acts” between adult men. 

With Call The Midwife having a history of tackling challenging subjects, it would be hardly surprising if some of these issues were included in the season. 

Call The Midwife airs tonight (January 2) on BBC One and the Christmas special can be streamed on BBC iPlayer. 

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