Drama depicting the private and working lives of the hospital staff, paitents and others attending a small but frantically busy accident and emergency department of the large Holby General hospital. Written by
Mark Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
The first season of Casualty attracted a lot of political controversy and government condemnation because it "dared" to be critical of hospital conditions and the chronic under-funding of the National Health Service. Also the Royal College of Nursing did not like the way that some of the nurses were portrayed. Despite these initial concerns, a second season of episodes was made, partly because the scripts had already been paid for, though initially it was thought that no more would be made after that. Now, twenty years later, Casualty has become a national institution and is the longest-running BBC drama programme and the second-longest-running medical drama in the world behind America's General Hospital
(1963). See more
Cynthia 'Cyd' Pyke
[referring to a woman who has been bothering the men in the department all day
She's probably just lonely.
Or she needs her chimney swept
Referenced in Gavin & Stacey: Episode #2.2