'Call The Midwife' Season 6 Is Coming This Spring

by Caroline Gerdes
Neal Street Productions 2016

Hallelujah, the ladies of Nonnatus House are coming back for a sixth season on PBS relatively soon. PBS announced in a press release that Call The Midwife Season 6 will premiere on April 2, 2017 as part of the Masterpiece Sunday lineup at 8 p.m. ET. Fans are excited that the show will go on, as the march of time and revolving door of cast members has made season finales feel like precarious ends. But, April is still pretty far away, so fans will need something else to watch until Call The Midwife returns.

The sixth season will run on PBS from April 2 to May 21, 2017. Season 6 will pick up in 1962, and as usual on this socially conscious show, times are changing. The setting may not sound like a recipe for a feminist TV show, but Call The Midwife is an intelligent drama that looks at women's health and sisterhood. The series will continue to tell the stories of women, families, disabilities, disease, and prejudice in Season 6.

As excited as fans are to see what Season 6 has in store, we're also jonesing for more Call The Midwife episodes, like right now. So how can we get our Call The Midwife fix while waiting for more episodes? Here's where you can watch your favorite Call The Midwife stars while you wait for Season 6 to hit PBS.

'Fresh Meat'

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She may be hard to recognize outside of her retro nurse uniform, but Charlotte Ritchie starred in the UK series Fresh Meat. The two-season university-set comedy is streaming on Netflix.


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Miranda is a semi-autobiographical sitcom based on the life of comedian Miranda Hart. The show chronicles awkwardness and misadventures with classic British humor. All four seasons are available on Hulu.


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Melissa McCarthy + Plus Chummy (I mean, Miranda) = Delightful.

'Wolf Hall'

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Jessica Raine plays Anne Boleyn's sister-in-law in this Masterpiece series, based on the historical fiction novel of the same name. The series is available on Amazon.

'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'

Y'all, Sister Evangelina played Aunt Marge!

'Little Dorrit'

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Two Nonnatus House sisters, Pam Ferris and Judy Parfitt, starred in BBC drama Little Dorrit, based on the Charles Dickens novel. The series is available to buy on Amazon Video.

'The Buccaneers'

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Jenny Agutter played "Idina Hatton" on the 1995 BBC miniseries The Buccaneers, available on Netflix.

'Rosemary & Thyme'

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Pam Ferris is apparently in everything. But, she starred as Laura Thyme on British mystery series Rosemary & Thyme.

Hopefully, seeing the Call The Midwife cast in these projects will make the wait for April 2 a little easier.