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Call the Midwife, Death in Paradise renewed for new series by BBC One

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Call the Midwife and Death in Paradise have been renewed by BBC One.

Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning Ben Stephenson and BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore confirmed that the two hit series will both return for fourth runs.

'Call The Midwife' Christmas Special: Jenny Lee (JESSICA RAINE)

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Call the Midwife

Kris Marshall in 'Death in Paradise'.

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Death in Paradise


Created by Heidi Thomas, Call the Midwife stars Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Jenny Agutter and Pam Ferris.

Its current third series has consistently topped the Sunday night ratings, with the latest episode pulling in 8.8 million viewers upon broadcast.

Death in Paradise recently saw Kris Marshall replace the departing Ben Miller as series lead.

Its third run has also topped the ratings on Tuesday nights, premiering to more than 7 million viewers last month.

Elsewhere, the BBC has announced a number of new Agatha Christie commissions, including a Partners in Crime series starring David Walliams.

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