Call The Midwife season 9 spoilers: Creator Heidi Thomas drops HUGE ending bombshell
Call The Midwife series eight came to an emotional end recently and fans are already looking forward to the Christmas special and series nine which will likely air in early 2020.
Speaking at the BFI & Radio Times Festival, show writer and creator Heidi Thomas and Helen George, who plays Trixie Franklin revealed what it’s like to work on the BBC drama.
Remaining tight-lipped on what viewers can expect in the next series, Heidi confessed: “I know what I’m writing for series 9 at least but it’s under wraps for the time being.”
However when discussing fan favourites, Trixie, Lucille Anderson and Valerie Dyer, Heidi confirmed: “They’re all still alive at the end.”
Call The Midwife has tackled many important issues such as post-war immigration and the introduction of the contraceptive pill.
The upcoming series’ will also not be shying away from tough topics as Heidi revealed: “As we’re going forward to the sixties there will be huge opportunities for the characters.
She continued: “I think the nurses will get opportunities to spread their wings, they’ll be more medical developments and socially women are starting to expect a lot more.
Viewers have watched Trixie’s story unfold since the very first episode and the actress who plays the nurse revealed how much she has enjoyed being a part of the show.
She admitted: “I can’t believe we’ve been commissioned for this many, we’re on series nine at the moment and we started out with six episodes so this is absolutely incredible.”
Looking to the future, Heidi remarked: “For me as the writer and show runner I’m just really excited about working with these ladies, taking their characters forward.
“The 1960s were all about change and challenge and I don’t know what’s going to be happening to these three in two, three years time.
“But I know it’ll be exciting and I know we’ll feel very invested in the journeys they go on and that’ll take us right up to 1967.”
When asked if either of the duo have had to deal with any baby emergencies in real life, Heidi explained: “I saw a lady having morning sickness on the train and I just knew she was pregnant because she was a glass of water and glucose tablets.
“She was reading on the train and I thought ‘Please don’t read on the train’ and sure enough she was sick in her handbag.
“And I had to step forward as the kind middle age woman with tissues and a bottle of water, but that is the closest for me certainly.”
The BBC drama has been a huge success and fans could one day be enjoying their favourite characters on the big screen.
When asked if there would be a Call the Midwife film or musical in the future, Helen said: “A musical would be amazing, obvious a film would be as well.”
Heidi continued: “Peter Salem, our composer is fantastic, we love his work and we also love all the contemporary pieces of music.
“Music is the heartbeat of society and certainly if I need to get in the mood for writing I’ll go on Youtube and look up old videos.”
Call the Midwife will return to BBC One.
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