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 (669 episodes, 1986-2015)
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 Tess Bateman / ... (486 episodes, 1996-2015)
Ian Bleasdale ...
 Josh Griffiths (435 episodes, 1989-2007)
Jane Hazlegrove ...
 Kathleen 'Dixie' Dixon / ... (383 episodes, 1996-2015)
Charles Dale ...
 Big Mac / ... (324 episodes, 1995-2015)
Tony Marshall ...
 Noel Garcia / ... (320 episodes, 1993-2015)
Sunetra Sarker ...
 Zoe Hanna (316 episodes, 2007-2015)
Matt Bardock ...
 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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Until production of Casualty moved from Bristol to Cardiff in 2011, a common filming location for high-speed car accidents was the "Road to Nowhere" in Yate, just north of Bristol. This is a short length of dual-carriageway road between Rodford Way and Badminton Road, part of a planned bypass around Yate, which was started in the 1970s but was never completed. Consequently it is unused by traffic and is therefore safe for dangerous stunts, but looks like a proper road. See more »

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Good For It's First Several Years But Has Perhaps Gone On For Too Long
13 December 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Casualty started in 1986 and was a brilliant show about the working lives of Holby City Accident & Emergency Department doctors and nurses. In my opinion, from 1986 to about 1999 it was consistently good drama. It was very realistic at times and showed us the bad side of Britain's National Health Service and the politics that governed it.

Casualty always provided entertainment. The main problem is, how do you continually top things? How do you push that envelope? Casualty has had plane crashes, train crashes, diseases, NHS cutbacks etc. In a way, the current series of Casualty are not as good. They have become victims of their own success. Perhaps they should have saved the bangs for later.

One criticism I do have of Casualty's later years is the focus on the staff's private lives. I do like to get a little glimpse of the doctors and nurses private lives but sometimes they overdo it (The Bill does the same and London's Burning too). If Casualty is to keep me as a viewer, then it will have to tone back on the private lives of the staff and focus more on the job itself. And it needs to stop axing popular characters. All characters run their course eventually but these last few years, Casualty has had a habit of axing characters before they've even been given a chance.

If it can try to focus more on the job and think before axing characters, then Casualty has a great future.


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