Since its inception on January 15, 2012, on BBC, the critically acclaimed period drama ‘Call the Midwife’ has been keeping the audiences hooked by showcasing the experiences of midwives, nurses and nuns in the poverty-stricken post-World War II London, as they deal with gender prejudice, racism, and other social evils. Created by Heidi Thomas, the medical drama is based on the best-selling trilogy of memoirs by Jennifer Worth and has sustained even after the exhaustion of the source material.
It has also received multiple accolades, including several BAFTA Awards, National TV Awards, and TV Choice Awards. After eight successful seasons, the show’s ninth season released in the UK in January 2020. Naturally, fans in the US are wondering: When does ‘Call the Midwife’ season 9 release on PBS? Well, we might be able to help you with that. Read on.
Call the Midwife Season 9 Release Date
‘Call the Midwife’ Season 9 will premiere on Sunday, March 29, 2020, on PBS. It will consist of eight hour-long episodes that are slated to air every Sunday for eight weeks. For the UK audience, the show’s ninth season premiered January 5, 2020, and wrapped up on February 23, 2020, on BBC One.
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Call the Midwife Season 9 Cast: Who is in it?
Season 9 will see the return of Helen George (‘Hotel Babylon’) as Nurse Trixie Franklin, Jennifer Kirby as Nurse Valerie Dyer, Leonie Elliott (‘Black Mirror’) as Nurse Lucille Anderson, Stephen McGann (‘Emmerdale’) as Dr. Patrick Turner, Laura Main (‘The Mill’) as Shelagh Turner (previously Sister Bernadette), Cliff Parisi (‘Midsomer Murders’) as Fred Buckle, Annabelle Apsion (‘Shameless’) as Violet Buckle, and Miriam Margolyes (‘Romeo + Juliet’) as Mother Mildred.
The returning cast also includes Linda Bassett (‘Sense & Sensibility’) as Nurse Crane, Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne, Judy Parfitt as Sister Monica Joan, Ella Bruccoleri as Sister Frances, Fenella Woolgar as Sister Hilda, Georgie Glen as Miss Higgins, Daniel Laurie as Reggie Jackson, Alice Brown as Angela Turner, April Rae Hoang as May, and Zephryn Taitte as Cyril Robinson.
The season will also feature guest appearances from Thomas Howes, Kitty Archer, Sue Elliott-Nicholls, Ruby Thomas, Nicky Goldie, Ann Mitchell, Lee Armstrong, Ellie Wallwork, Dylan Llewellyn, Lucy Briggs-Owen, Sophie Melville, Ciarán Owens, Amy Forrest,
Call the Midwife Season 9 Plot: What can it be About?
Throughout season 8, we see several innocent women and their fetus’ die because of an illegal backstreet abortionist who lacks the expertise to carry out an abortion but does it anyway. Towards the end, in a shocking reveal, we learn, that the abortionist is none other than Valerie Dyer’s kind and soft-spoken grandmother, Elsie. When Val accuses her of taking so many lives, Elsie retorts that the women beg her to do it since abortion is illegal, and hospitals refuse to do it.
For eight seasons, the show has received critical acclaim for highlighting relevant issues revolving around abortion, contraception, LGBTQ+ rights, prostitution, incest, teenage pregnancy, congenital disabilities, etc. Season 9 will explore the medical conditions like diphtheria, drug abuse, cancer, tuberculosis, and fistula.
Set in January 1965, Season 9 will open with Winston Churchill’s funeral, following which, Poplar will undergo a societal change. Nurse Trixie Anderson might take up more responsibilities at Nonnatus House, while we can expect Violet Buckle to pursue a full-fledged political career. Meanwhile, Nurse Lucille Anderson and Cyril Robinson might take their relationship to the next level. After settling at Nonnatus House with Sister Julienne and Sister Monica Joan, we might get to witness what the future holds for Sister Frances and Sister Hilda. Nurse Valerie Dyer might suffer from the aftermath of the shocking revelation towards the end of season 8. There’s a possibility that Mother Mildred will make a short appearance before vanishing off to the Mother House.
Call the Midwife Trailer
Check out the trailer of ‘Call the Midwife’ season 9 below!
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