Christmas may still be months away but for those who work in TV, preparation is already underway, and the ‘Call The Midwife’ team - who have already filmed their 2016 Christmas special - have now revealed new plot details.
For the festive season, the midwives and nuns will be heading abroad, and the cast have been filming in South Africa.
The episode will be set in a South African village in 1962, when apartheid was being enforced by the government, reports the Mirror.
Christa Schamberger, the show’s casting director, tells the paper: “Because the midwives are at a clinic deep in a rural area, they see the drastic effects of apartheid – with absolutely no facilities for black people.
The episode will also feature the return of Chummy, played by Miranda Hart, and she’ll be sticking for the sixth series, which will air in 2017.
The most recent episodes were a huge hit with fans, who were left reaching for the tissues following the shock death of one of a much-loved Nonnatus House resident.