The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.
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Derek Thompson ...
 Charlie Fairhead (684 episodes, 1986-2016)
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 Tess Bateman / ... (486 episodes, 1996-2015)
Ian Bleasdale ...
 Josh Griffiths (435 episodes, 1989-2007)
Jane Hazlegrove ...
 Kathleen 'Dixie' Dixon / ... (401 episodes, 1996-2016)
Charles Dale ...
 Big Mac / ... (342 episodes, 1995-2016)
Tony Marshall ...
 Noel Garcia / ... (337 episodes, 1993-2016)
Sunetra Sarker ...
 Zoe Hanna (324 episodes, 2007-2016)
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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At the time of Casualty's conception, the BBC had two ideas for a hospital drama - a 'cottage hospital' idea, which was seen as the safe option, or an A&E department ('Front Line' - as Casualty was originally titled), an off-the-wall idea which posed more problems for the team. "I went for Casualty," said Jonathan Powell, BBC Head of Drama, about his decision, "because there was a feeling of life and passion and, well, I was anxious for new young people to create something. I put them [creators Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin] with a very experienced producer, Geraint Morris, and hoped for the best." See more »

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Harry Harper: What part of "one last chance" do you not understand?
Simon Kaminski: I was talking to my colleague!
Harry Harper: Well she must have trouble hearing 'cos the last thing I heard you were talking to her through her mouth in the staff room!
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Referenced in One Foot in the Grave: Hole in the Sky (1995) See more »

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A good Saturday evening's viewing
7 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

Casualty is good entertainment and drama for a Saturday evening, the show is always well directed. The script isn't always top notch but the writers do their best and the writing is usually of a very high standard which compliments the good job the directors on Casualty and such shows do. The show is centred around the "Accident and Emergency" department of Holby City general hospital and focuses on both the personal and working lives of the patients and the staff who go there. I would recommend this show to anybody looking for some good drama for their Saturday evenings infront of the tele, if however you prefer full on entertainment on a Saturday without the drama bit then this show may not be for you.


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