BBC One's popular period drama Call The Midwife has begun shooting its sixth series, which airs next year, plus a Christmas special is to be filmed on location near Cape Town, South Africa.
Since it premiered in 2012, Call The Midwife has consistently been amongst the BBC's highest rated and most-watched shows.
Based on the memoirs of real London midwife Jennifer Worth during the late 1950s, series six of the TV drama enters the swinging Sixties.
Themes will include "the beacon of the pill, the shadow of the Kray twins, the lure of independence and the call to duty", according to writer and executive producer Heidi Thomas.
The 2016 Christmas special features the East London midwives transported to a deprived mission hospital along the Eastern Cape of South Africa, where they are challenged by low funds and poor sanitation.
The last episode of the fifth season broke records for the show, attracting a 38.4% share of that night's television audience at 9.2 million viewers.