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Call The Midwife to get second season

Call The Midwife

Story by Jack Foley

CALL The Midwife has been given a second season after the drama’s opening episode attracted nearly 10 million viewers.

The BBC made the announcement today as the show continued to live up to its billing of “new ratings champ” by attracting 8.6 million viewers to its second episode.

Set in London’s East End during the 1950s, the show – which is based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth – stars newcomer Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart and Jenny Agutter.

Call the Midwife manages to be both hard-hitting and emotional, gritty and warm,” said BBC One controller Danny Cohen. “I’m already looking forward to the second series.”

The second series will feature eight episodes.

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