The everyday lives, professional and personal, of the doctors, nurses and patients who find themselves, for various reasons, in the wards of the frenetic cardiac unit of Holby City General Hospital.
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Drama series depicting the frenetic daily lives of the doctors, nurses and patients in the hectic cardiac unit of Holby City General Hospital. The unit is run by the autocratic Consultant Surgeon Anton Meyer (George Irving) assisted by arrogant sidekick Registrar Nick (Michael French) who find themselves in a continuous running battle with Consultant Muriel McKendrick (Phyllis Logan) over beds with the rest of the staff caught in the cross-fire. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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In 2003, popular character Sandy Harper was intended to take centre stage in a storyline involving murderous nurse "Killer" Kelly Yorke (Rachel Leskovac). However, actress Laura Sadler was killed in an accident at her boyfriends home in June 2003, meaning that Sandy was immediately written out of the show. The part Sandy would have played in the storyline then went to Kath Fox (Jan Pearson) who became Kelly's next victim. See more »

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Zubin Khan: For the first time ever, the NHS has more managers than beds. Did you know that?
Helen Grant: Your point?
Zubin Khan: I've got a rather revolutionary idea. You can take it to your next Trust meeting if you like. Get the managers down on all-fours, throw blankets over them - and hey presto!
Ric Griffin: [to Helen Grant] People management. Not really your forté, is it?
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Crazy Credits

The credits for Series 12 continued to list Amanda Mealing and Hugh Quarshie even though their characters Connie Beauchamp and Ric Griffin did not appear for several months (they had been suspended pending a disciplinary hearing) while the actors took a break from the series. See more »

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Hospital drama without the drama
7 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

'Holby City' has to be one of the most boring TV 'dramas' I have ever had the misfortune of watching. The plots are insipid, tedious, and cliched beyond belief. Does it possibly exist as some sort of retirement home for washed-up soap-opera actors ? Save yourself the pain and go and read a good book.


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