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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 (675 episodes, 1986-2015)
 Tess Bateman / ... (486 episodes, 1996-2015)
Ian Bleasdale ...
 Josh Griffiths (435 episodes, 1989-2007)
Jane Hazlegrove ...
 Kathleen 'Dixie' Dixon / ... (394 episodes, 1996-2015)
Charles Dale ...
 Big Mac / ... (335 episodes, 1995-2015)
Tony Marshall ...
 Noel Garcia / ... (329 episodes, 1993-2015)
Sunetra Sarker ...
 Zoe Hanna (321 episodes, 2007-2015)
Matt Bardock ...
 Jeff Collier / ... (314 episodes, 1993-2014)


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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28 September 1998 (USA)  »

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Both Softly Softly (1966) and Casualty (1986) used the same fictional county "Wyvern" to describe the area around what is actually Bristol. See more »


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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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