In a post on Twitter today, the BBC series confirmed that showrunner Heidi Thomas will be the recipient of an OBE in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Honors List, for her services to the theater as part of this show. It’s an absolutely tremendous honor, and one that’s well deserved considering some of Thomas’ efforts over the past few years.
Call the midwife isn’t just an ordinary TV show at this particular time; it’s a bit of an institution. It receives a strong following across the UK, but also around the world. The stories told here are moving and sometimes heartbreaking; Yet, at the end of the day, we see this primarily as a story of heroism and how far the doctors and nurses at Nonnatus House are willing to go to help mothers in need.
In a statement, here’s what Thomas had to say about being the recipient of something so important:
“I was so surprised and delighted to learn that I would receive this honor. It goes straight on the chimney of Nonnatus House! It’s an absolute joy to work on Call the Midwife, and telling stories about people whose lives have otherwise gone unnoticed is a privilege. I feel like the OBE sheds some light on each of them, and it’s just adorable.
While waiting for Thomas to receive this honor, remember that Call the midwife will return to BBC One and PBS later this year with a Christmas special. After that, Season 12 proper will likely air in January in the UK. We imagine we’ll have a lot more to share on this in due course, so stay tuned!
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This article was written by Jessica BunBun. Be sure to follow her on Twitter.