Season 8

Premiere date: March 31, 2019
Return to Nonnatus House in 1964, a time of change both in Poplar and throughout the world. The nuns and nurses face a variety of challenging issues such as interracial adoption, cleft palate and sickle cell. For one, romance may be on the horizon.

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Behind the Scenes: Reflecting on Season 8 & the Future
You’re going to need a tissue. Call The Midwife cast members discuss why the show has been so successful for eight years.
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Behind the Scenes: Reflecting on Season 8 & the Future
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Behind the Scenes: Reflecting on Season 8 & the Future
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You’re going to need a tissue. Call The Midwife cast members discuss why the show has been so successful for eight years.
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Behind the Scenes | What’s New For Season 8?
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Helen George and Jennifer Kirby on the drama and story lines of Season 8.
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Behind the Scenes | Mother Superior, Sister Mildred
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Behind the Scenes | Mother Superior, Sister Mildred
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Stephen McGann and Jenny Agutter on working with the marvelous Miriam Margolyes.
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Behind the Scenes | The New Nuns
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Behind the Scenes | The New Nuns
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New Cast Members Fenella Woolgar and Ella Bruccoleri open about their roles on Call the Midwife.
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Behind the Scenes | The Changing 60s
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Behind the Scenes | The Changing 60s
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Fashion, community and social issues of the 1960s - it’s all on the table as the cast of talk about the changing times of
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Behind the Scenes | Exploring the Characters
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Behind the Scenes | Exploring the Characters
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The cast opens up about what they love about their characters.
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Behind the Scenes | New Costumes for 1964
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Behind the Scenes | New Costumes for 1964
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Can’t get enough of behind the scenes stories and fashion? Check out this behind the scenes look of Call the Midwife, as t
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Behind the Scenes | The Mastermind Behind Midwife
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Behind the Scenes | The Mastermind Behind Midwife
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The cast discusses Executive Producer/Writer Heidi Thomas and her gift to tap into the heart of our humanity with her stor
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Behind the Scenes | Filming Season 8

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Blog Posts from Season 8

The Poetry of Life
The Poetry of Life
by Deborah McBain | May 22, 2019
Deborah McBain on the importance of supporting roles.
When the Past Reveals the Problems of Today's Choices
When the Past Reveals the Problems of Today's Choices
by Andrea Altomaro | May 22, 2019
Andrea Altomaro argues that Season 8 shows abortions bans don't prevent abortions from happening, they just prevent them from happening safely.
Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 8 GIF Recap
Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 8 GIF Recap
by Emma Goddard | May 19, 2019
It feels like just yesterday that we turned on the telly to tune in to this beloved British drama, saying farewell to some of our favorite midwives while also welcoming a few new additions to the t...
When They’re Not Who You Thought They Were
When They’re Not Who You Thought They Were
by Andrea Altomaro | May 13, 2019
Andrea Altomaro on how it feels when someone that you’ve loved and respected turns out to be a completely different person than you thought they were.
On the Frontlines with Sexually Transmitted Diseases
On the Frontlines with Sexually Transmitted Diseases
by Deborah McBain | May 13, 2019
Deborah McBain says this Call the Midwife episode suggests we look at each other with fresh eyes.
Learning to Fly
Learning to Fly
by Katie Moriarty | May 13, 2019
Katie Moriarty on Sister France's first steps as a true Midwife.
Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 7 GIF Recap
Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 7 GIF Recap
by Emma Goddard | May 12, 2019
The final episode of “Call the Midwife” Season 8 draws near and oh, how it has been a journey. If you’re still reeling over the sudden death of Jeannie Tennant or you’re on edge after all of Sister...
We'll Continue to Muddle Through, Together
We'll Continue to Muddle Through, Together
by Deborah McBain | May 06, 2019
Deborah McBain on getting through struggles and finding peace -- in Poplar or Dearborn.
Finding Where We Belong
Finding Where We Belong
by Andrea Altomaro | May 06, 2019
Andrea Altomaro on how finding and feeling a sense of belonging can empower you.
The Supporters
The Supporters
by Katie Moriarty | May 06, 2019
Katie Moriarty says we can all be that safe landing spot for others—but we have to open our eyes to who needs us and how we can be there for them.
Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 6 GIF Recap
Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 6 GIF Recap
by Emma Goddard | May 05, 2019
As the curtains open to this week’s episode of “Call the Midwife,” we travel to the edge of the city where father and son team Barney and Ed Brittall are hard at work at the docks. As these two new...
The Art of Listening
The Art of Listening
by Andrea Altomaro | April 29, 2019
Andrea Altomaro says midwives are caring for people at an extremely vulnerable time in their lives. It’s important that we don’t lose sight of that.
'Our Bodies Are Only Part of Who We Are'
'Our Bodies Are Only Part of Who We Are'
by Katie Moriarty | April 29, 2019
Katie Moriarty says just as there are variations and a spectrum with color – there is also variation or a spectrum with sexual anatomy.
Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 5 GIF Recap
Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 5 GIF Recap
by Emma Goddard | April 28, 2019
It’s a new day in Poplar, and the ladies are back on the grind. Love is in the air for a handful of our characters this week, and at the Iris Knight Institute, Dr. Turner and the midwives are takin...
First, Do No Harm
First, Do No Harm
by Andrea Altomaro | April 24, 2019
Andrea Altomaro says we can take anything away from this episode, she hopes it is that we understand that we really cannot assume we know better than any of our patients.
The Dangers of Closing Off Safe Options
The Dangers of Closing Off Safe Options
by Katie Moriarty | April 24, 2019
Katie Moriarty on a how a backstreet abortion in 1964 Poplar reveals that reproductive rights for women are still extremely challenging and that in the year 2019.
The Midwife’s Daughter
The Midwife’s Daughter
by Deborah McBain | April 22, 2019
Deborah McBain on her role as both a midwife and mother.
Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 4 GIF Recap
Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 4 GIF Recap
by Emma Goddard | April 21, 2019
We blinked, and suddenly we’re halfway through the show that always gets us through our Sunday night scaries without fail. Oh how time flies when you’re busy wiping away tears after every episode o...
Life Bound Up in Mysteries
Life Bound Up in Mysteries
by Deborah McBain | April 15, 2019
Deborah McBain speaks to the mystery of how we come to different conclusions on keeping children safe.
Understanding Grief
Understanding Grief
by Andrea Altomaro | April 15, 2019
Andrea Altomaro on how grief changes you forever.
Going Beyond the Surface
Going Beyond the Surface
by Katie Moriarty | April 15, 2019
Katie Moriarty highlights what Poplar's clinicians and staff do to go above and beyond for their patients.
Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 3 GIF Recap
Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 3 GIF Recap
by Emma Goddard | April 14, 2019
We won’t deny it – this season of “Call the Midwife” has gotten off to a bleak start. A big ol’ YIKES doesn’t even begin to cover it. While we can usually turn to the dulcet tones of Jenny Lee’s ep...
There is Still Much Worth Fighting For
There is Still Much Worth Fighting For
by Deborah McBain | April 08, 2019
Deborah McBain on the importance of continuing to fight for human rights and respect.
For Every Problem, There is a Solution
For Every Problem, There is a Solution
by Andrea Altomaro | April 08, 2019
Andrea Altomaro discusses the importance of be able to “turn off” from work.
When the Little Things are Teachable Moments
When the Little Things are Teachable Moments
by Katie Moriarty | April 08, 2019
Katie Moriarty on how showing respect can open a door of trust.
Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 2 GIF Recap
Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 2 GIF Recap
by Emma Goddard | April 07, 2019
On Episode 2 of "Call the Midwife," our favorite British series opens to a bustling scene as a line of patients crowd the waiting room of Dr. Turner’s clinic. From house calls to the maternity home...
Midwife: 'With ALL Womxn'
Midwife: 'With ALL Womxn'
by Andrea Altomaro | April 01, 2019
Andrea Altomaro says if a nun can put aside all personal beliefs in order to provide empathetic and compassionate care for her patient, all nurses can do the same.
Making Room for Hope and Compassion
Making Room for Hope and Compassion
by Deborah McBain | April 01, 2019
Deborah McBain on the secrets and silence communities keep which result in dangerous solutions to problems that then cause more problems.
When Objects Summon Powerful Memories
When Objects Summon Powerful Memories
by Katie Moriarty | April 01, 2019
Katie Moriarty discusses the difficulty of discarding objects that have a story to tell.
Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 1 GIF Recap Episode Recap
Call the Midwife Season 8, Episode 1 GIF Recap
by Emma Goddard | April 01, 2019
Welcome back, ladies and gents. We made it! New year, new us, but also, new midwives. Season 8 welcomes Sister Frances and Sister Hilda to Nonnatus House and Poplar is abuzz with gossip about Queen...