Call the Midwife Season 10: Release Date & Where to Watch

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Call the Midwife will return soon for season 10

Quite a few fans have been wondering about whether there will be a season 10 of Call the Midwife. The good news? Not only will there be a tenth season, it's already been commissioned for seasons 11, 12, and 13.

What is Call the Midwife About?

If you haven't watched before, Call the Midwife is a period drama set in East London during the late 1950s and 1960s. It's based on the memoirs of nurse Jennifer Worth, in which she talked about the joys and challenges of helping bring new life into the world.

Worth worked alongside nuns in an impoverished neighbourhood, so her patients were often dealing with struggles the middle and upper classes had long-since left behind. The TV series adapts and expands on her memoirs, highlighting the struggles of women while also telling a variety of engaging personal stories about the various characters associated with the order.

What’s Happening in Season 10 of Call the Midwife? 

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A previous Christmas special from Call the Midwife

The Christmas special took place at the end of 1965, meaning series 10 will take place during 1966.

Each season covers a single year, giving us some ideas about the historical events that might be referenced in or be a part of the show. 

England won the World Cup on July 30th, 1966. To put the scale of that event in a historical context, nearly 32 million people tuned in to watch the series. The total population at the time was 55 million, so most of the UK watched it. 

Some somber events could also be referenced. Notably, the Aberfan disaster in Wales which caused the death of over 100 children and many adults.

***Minor spoilers ahead – skip to the next section if you've not seen Series 9***

Through series 9, Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) was dealing with an increasingly hard time for the order of Nonnatus House. At the end of series 9, she was told her overall spending budget would be halved while the rent was set to increase substantially. 

Thanks to a passionate speech from Nurse Trixie Franklin (Helen George) the authorities decided not to demand the increase in rent for the time being. The issue isn’t settled, so it’s likely to be part of the story in season 10. 

Cyril (Zephryn Taitte) and Lucille (Leonie Elliot) had a few bumps in their relationship due to busy work schedules, but the pair finally rekindled their relationship in the last half of season 9. Fans are anxiously anticipating what the future holds for the couple.

When Does Season 10 of Call the Midwife Air & Where Can I Watch It? 

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Picture Shows: Nurse Lucille Anderson (LEONIE ELLIOTT), Dr Patrick Turner (STEPHEN MCGANN), Trixie Franklin (HELEN GEORGE), Sister Frances (ELLA BRUCCOLERI), Valerie Dyer (JENNIFER KIRBY)

Unfortunately, the impact of the pandemic on production reduced season 10 to 7 hour-long episodes instead of the usual 8. 

Those episodes premiered in the UK back in April and May of 2021. 

Call the Midwife Season 10 PBS Premiere Date in the US

In the US, the official PBS premiere date was announced for October 3rd, 2021 – but PBS Passport members get to watch early! One episode has been posted at time of writing (September 7th), and more will be added on a weekly basis.

If you donate $5/month or more to your local station, you get access to PBS Passport benefits, allowing you to stream via the PBS app or website. PBS Passport is entirely separate and different from the Amazon PBS Masterpiece subscription. You have to get PBS Passport directly through PBS. 

Season 10 Netflix Premiere Date (US)

In the US, Netflix is the primary streaming outlet for Call the Midwife seasons 1-9. As a result, we would expect to see Season 10 there at some point, but we haven't seen any official confirmation of that yet. We'll update this when we know more.

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Most series regulars are expected to return, including:

Jenny Agutter (Sister Julienne), Linda Bassett (Nurse Crane), Judy Parfitt (Sister Monica Joan), Fenella Woolgar (Sister Hilda), Ella Bruccoleri (Sister Frances), Helen George (Trixie), Laura Main (Shelagh Turner), Leonie Elliott (Lucille), Stephen McGann (Dr Turner), Cliff Parisi (Fred), Annabelle Apsion (Violet), Georgie Glen (Miss Higgins), Max Macmillan (Timothy), Zephryn Taitte (Cyril) and Daniel Laurie (Reggie).

Sadly, Jennifer Kirby won’t be returning to play Nurse Valerie. Kirby made the announcement on her Instagram in August:

“After four joyful years spent with Call the Midwife I have decided to say goodbye to Nonnatus, Val, and the wonderful cast, crew and production team. The programme is truly a national treasure, and it will always be a huge honour for me to have been a part of something so wonderful. I can’t wait to keep watching our beloved Nonnatuns from the other side of the screen. Long live Call the Midwife. So long chicks,” Jennifer wrote in a post on Instagram.

Will You Be Watching Season 10 of Call the Midwife?

Are you eagerly waiting for season 10 like we are? What plot lines are you most excited to see play out? Let us know in the comments, and happy watching!

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  1. I can’t afford much on disability, but I do have Netflix. Please, please, please, PLEASE bring seasons 10, 11, 12, etc to Netflix. Call The Midwife is an incredible show! One of my all time favorites. And I can’t just be left hanging after season 9.

  2. Please bring us Season 10. I just LOVE Call The Midwives. Probably the best series I’ve watched on TV. We need season 10 please. I’ve been waiting so long…..

  3. I too am such an addict! Sister Bernadette is my favorite. When someone asked her a question she deemed too personal she replied “ I’m sure you don’t need chapter and verse about my every visit to the smallest room” and I about fell on the floor laughing. Hurry October:(.

  4. In Canada, Mom and I started binging on Call the Midwife when I got the CBC Gem app late in 2021, and we watched at least two episodes a night until we finished season 9. No discussion about what we would watch; I just turned it on after dinner and we settled in, tissue at hand, completely quiet and transfixed. We can watch season 10 with the Britbox app, and we may do that, but we’re wondering when season 10 will be available on the CBC Gem app. I’ve contacted CBC, but no reply yet. We absolutely love this show and the characters. We laugh and cry during every episode. You grow to love every character, and we miss them all, especially Chummy and Jenny. Chummy was an absolute joy to watch and Jenny was so sweet and kind. I’ll never forget my reaction the first time I saw Chummy arrive at Nonnatus House. My first thought was “Good gawd, what the…?” and in minutes I was hooked on this amazing person and character. We also miss Peter, Patsy and Delia, Sister Evangelina, Barbara, Tom and the sweet Cynthia. Sister Julienne is a joy to watch; her kind, calm face is beautiful and says so much with just an expression. Each actor brings their own unique personality to this truly enjoyable escape from the madness of this world. Not sure I can hang on much longer for CBC; I may have to subscribe to Britbox!

  5. Love all the actors and the characters that they portray, can’t wait for season 10 my wife and I love love love the show 🙂

  6. Thank you for making such a wonderful show. It made me feel like I had a family to come home to at the end of a long work day. Hope it keeps going for a long time.

  7. Absolutely love this show! It’s filled with real life
    History of my time and I can relate to it.
    Definitely looking forward to season 10 and more.
    Please bring back main character!!

    Keep it going!! Good luck 🍀

  8. Well if you don’t mind paying to watch Season 10, it is available on Prime Video in the USA for $24.95 in HD ( $16.95) in SD)
    Sadly for those of us on a fixed income, that’s not great news, but at least we have a way to view it!!

  9. My neighbour and I watch this great program every day. I realize they are reruns at 4:00 We just wish the music was not so loud as to overshadow the conversation of the actors. Please turn the background music down. It’s Too loud
    Thanks from Canada
    Lenore Peat

  10. I have been a nurse for almost 50 years and spent most of my career as a visiting nurse. Call the Midwife is so authentic. It brings back so many memories of my work in NYC. Different place; same people and issues.
    The cast and screenplays are terrific. I miss every cast member who left.

    Season 10 cannot come fast enough.

  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE Call the Midwife-my mother cried when she watched the last episode of season 9-can’t wait for season 10-I just love the whole idea of the community that the show exhibits.

  12. I absolutely fell flat in love with this show, best show that I have ever watched… totally addicted from the very start. I love all of the cast, I too, love and miss Jenny and Chummy. I cried and laughed til I cried every episode, as it wonderfully is so relatable to real life, I was so very touched with the “grace” displayed throughout every episode, especially with all of the hate in our current world and lack of mercy and grace. I am not a big tv fan, but this show is so very addicting, I love it and have gotten several of my gal pals to loving it as well. Thank you to all of the cast, Trixie, girl you are such a classy, sassy and amazing delight to this show, again hitting on real life issues for so many and how you hit them head on, I love ya girl! Every character is absolutely amazing, love the storylines and award winning acting to all!! Cant wait for more fabulous seasons to watch!❤️ May it never end!

  13. My husband and I love the series! We have fallen in love with the characters! Love the history and the way the characters care deeply for each other and the people of the community they serve, wherever that may be. It is refreshing to see how they treat everyone with respect and dignity despite the problems they encounter. We can’t wait for season 10, and hope the series will last for many more seasons!

  14. I watched the 9 seasons in late 2020. Then found out about the three books written by Jennifer Worth (Nurse Jenny) that the show is based on. Read them all. So good! Then watched the entire series again! Can’t wait for season 10!

  15. I absolutely adored this show. It helped my family during the pandemic to enjoy being home.
    I live in Washington State USA and so looking forward to season 10.
    Thank you for the great entertainment. One of the bests shows ever.

  16. Hi
    I live in Australia A group of my friends love Call the midwife and can’t wait to see series 10 Lyn

  17. Me and my sister just finished watching all 9 seasons. We were so bummed out that we have to wait later in the year to see season 10. We live in the states also. I love Valerie, wish she did not leave. It is one of the best wholesome shows on television. I love that they touch on real life. I was born with a hair lip and cleft palate and I just thought it was great they touched on that and so many other topics. Wonderful show!

  18. Me and my sister just finished watching all 9 seasons. We were so bummed out that we have to wait later in the year to see season 10. I love Valerie, wish she did not leave. It is one of the best wholesome shows on television. I love that they touch on real life. I was born with a hair lip and cleft palate and I just thought it was great they touched on that and so many other topics. Wonderful show!

  19. Call the Midwife, is my number one show of all time! The story lines are excellent.It is a history lesson as well! I have watched every episode 3 times.I am invested in the character as well.Please keep it going for as long as possible! To all the cast and writers, I Thank you!

  20. I started watching “Call the Midwives” in Feb.2021. I love the story lines, the history, the characters. I only have 2 episodes left of Season 9 and I don’t want to watch them until I see Season 10 on the schedule. Bring on Season 10.

  21. Why do we have to wait until the end of 2021. This is almost as heart breaking as the loss of Barbara. Come on! I look forward to seeing the show every March.

  22. I have binge watched all 9 seasons in 2 weeks. I think I cried on every episode. I LOVE this series. I hate for the main characters to leave, Chummy, Jenny, Val. Can’t wait till the end of the year for season 10.

  23. I love this show so much! I am already into middle of season 8, and started about 3 weeks ago.. I love the history
    Line of the mother country and my life, being born in 1950 , I had a Midwife for 2 of my kids.. loved Chummie so much, can relate to the sisters, I went to a parochial school for 10 years, so dear to my heart ❤️

  24. Call the Midwife is truly ADDICTING! I agree with all the other Yanks … is there any way to see it before Autumn of 2021? Perhaps a trip to UK? Oh well, I’ll wait. I also agree with the others … I miss Chummy😪

  25. I finished binge watching “call the midwife” series. Please keep it coming. I miss Chummy though. I can’t wait for season 10.

  26. I live in the states, and finding out that I can’t watch season 10 until the end of 2021 is soul-crushing. I agree with all the comments above me, bring back Chummy please !! I’m also very sad to hear valve will not be returning. She was a beautiful addition to the midwives. I wish there was a way I could watch it earlier:-(

  27. I miss Chummy. I wish you could bring her back. Jenny also.
    It is a shame that the lead character left so soon. Also frustrating that we in the states have to wait so long to view it. It is a wonderful show. I just keep watching the reruns and all the actors are superb.

  28. We are binge watching in 2021 and we are so relieved there will be a 10th season. Character changes have been good although I miss Chummy. Keep it going as long as you can.

  29. I absolutely LOVE Call The Midwife!!!!! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to know that there will be a season 10!! 😍

  30. I miss watching it so ! My husband and I have been fans from the start. I just noted on our oct. 2021 calendar : “Call the Midwife season 10 begins! “

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