BBC First returns Call the Midwife

BBC First will fast track the new season of Call the Midwife from next week.

This is season 9 and will consist of 8 episodes which will air the same day as the UK.

The multi-award-winning drama returns. Created and written by Emmy and Bafta nominee Heidi Thomas. This time the medics and midwives of Nonnatus House enter a bold and innovative era. They face unexpected challenges as the population shifts, rules change, and old diseases come back to haunt them. Alongside the joy and optimism of birth, they must cope with cases including diphtheria, drug abuse, cancer, tuberculosis, and fistula. Meanwhile, their own experiences are fuelled by love, loss, and doubt. And the very future of Nonnatus House comes under threat.

Thursdays at 7.30pm from January 6 on BBC FIRST