Call The Midwife's Helen George is in the dark about the drama's future
‘Call The Midwife’ star Helen George is in the dark about the show's future.
The 38-year-old actress - who plays nurse Trixie Franklin - has no idea if there will be more episodes of BBC One drama that follows the trials and tribulations of women working in London’s East End to deliver babies.
'Call The Midwife' - which also stars Jenny Agutter, Jessica Raine and Stephen McGann among others - first aired in 2012 and has run for 12 seasons.
Speaking to RadioTimes.com, Helen said: "We know nothing. We'll wait and see but we've got one more season which is amazing."
The former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ contestant recently opened up about her other favourite telly programmes other than 'Call The Midwife' - which is based on the book ‘Call the Midwife: A True story of the East End in the 1950s’, the memoirs of Jennifer Worth - like HBO’s ‘The White Lotus’ and Netflix’s ‘The Crown’.
Helen said: "On TV at the moment I'm watching ‘White Lotus’ and ‘The Crown’, but of course, I should be telling you all to watch Call the Midwife."
Helen - who has two daughters, Wren, five, and 12-month-old Lark, with her ex co-star Jack Austin - also praised the period drama’s creator Heidi Thomas for using the programme to give “awareness” to cholestasis, a liver condition that impacts 140 pregnant women a year.
She said: “They were very kind last year to cover cholestasis of pregnancy, which is something that I suffered from in both of my pregnancies.
“That wasn’t really something that myself and Heidi [Thomas, the series writer] ever had, but there was obviously an awareness.”
"I think it’s lovely when life mirrors art, and there’s a touch of that.
“I’ve definitely been working hard to spread the word, so it was wonderful having it included in a storyline on mainstream TV.
“Heidi has been with me through both of my pregnancies, everybody [on the show] has.”