Casualty (1986– )

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The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

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Series cast summary:
Derek Thompson ...
 Charlie Fairhead (654 episodes, 1986-2015)
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 Tess Bateman / ... (473 episodes, 1996-2015)
Ian Bleasdale ...
 Josh Griffiths (435 episodes, 1989-2007)
Jane Hazlegrove ...
 Kathleen 'Dixie' Dixon / ... (367 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Jeff Collier / ... (314 episodes, 1993-2014)
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Drama depicting the private and working lives of the patients, doctors, nurses and others attending a small but frantically busy accident and emergency department of the large Holby General hospital. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Before the first series was shown, it was described as being a "northern Hospital", often thought of as possibly being similar to St. James' in Leeds, but never of course confirmed. Only really from the second series onwards did references to it being in Bristol start appearing in the media. However when a new producer, Peter Norris, was brought in for Season 4, he decided to play down the association between Holby and Bristol, and so Duffy's West Country accent disappeared and fewer recognizable Bristol locations were used. Despite this, some links to Bristol have remained, even after filming moved to Cardiff in 2011: in Casualty: Death and Doughnuts (2012) a patient's phone number was shown as starting 0117, the code for Bristol, though a fictitious district code 456 was used. See more »

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Selena Manning: I don't care about what you do with him. You can keep him. All I care about is me. Now I've just started here and I am not about to be made a laughing stock by some stupid little slapper like you! Do you understand me?
Bex Reynolds: Yes.
Selena Manning: You mention one word of you and him to anyone - and your life will not be ...
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The hospital feels real, but that's about it...
16 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am not a Casualty buff, but what I do see of it is always quite good. It is drama at its most realistic - you are instantly brought into the serious, morbid, emotional world of modern hospitals. The lack of blood and gore only make everything seem even more real. When a death occurs, you sure do know about it - it manages to hit really hard, unlike in Hollywood movies. The drama itself is superb and somewhat painful at times - anyone who has been in a hospital will feel things coming back to them after an episode of this. The lack of musical score save for the credits and the complete lack of glamorisation in any form strip this down to the bare bones of realism. But sadly, this show is not perfect. While there's enough to warrant a viewing of a full episode, there really isn't much to make you want to keep coming back. And though the characters feel like real people, you just don't really know them and you can't sympathise with them - and that is the worst thing for a show like this. This is a real zombie of a show - it is moving and aware, but just doesn't feel alive, and just kind of drones for the hour each episode it plays. And, in spite of what I said earlier, there's way more blood and sweat in real hospitals too. 7/10


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