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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 Ric Griffin (534 episodes, 2001-2017)
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 Jac Naylor / ... (428 episodes, 2004-2017)
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 Chrissie Williams / ... (411 episodes, 2001-2013)
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 Elliot Hope (387 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Donna Jackson (299 episodes, 2004-2011)
Bob Barrett ...
 Sacha Levy / ... (296 episodes, 2008-2017)
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 Connie Beauchamp / ... (292 episodes, 2001-2016)
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 Michael Spence / ... (270 episodes, 2001-2014)
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 Mark Williams (249 episodes, 2005-2011)
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 Oliver Valentine (244 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Joseph Byrne / ... (217 episodes, 2005-2011)
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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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Simon fisher-Becker was a possible for a recurring role of a Reporter. See more »

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[Dan closes the door to Abra's office]
Percy 'Abra' Durant: So? What now? Are you going to take me roughly over the desk?
Dan Clifford: You do the stent trial, I give you Keller theatre at night.
Percy 'Abra' Durant: [feigns ignorance] I really have no idea what you're talking about.
Dan Clifford: [smirks] Ric tends to leave things lying around in the office... files.
Percy 'Abra' Durant: All this over a stent trial? Seems a little OTT.
Dan Clifford: [sighs] Connie's sulking. We got into a bit of a penis-measuring contest which, naturally, she lost, and so she won't play ball. So I need your help.
Percy 'Abra' Durant: So ...
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Crazy Credits

Beginning with episode (#11.10)} the credits were redesigned so the actors who played the main characters were listed (though without their character names) before the episode, and the actors and character names for the minor or guest characters were listed at the end. The opening credits were identical for every episode and included actors even if they did not appear in that episode. See more »

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Referenced in The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything (1999) See more »

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Doing what, with what, to whom?
14 January 2017 | by (London) – See all my reviews

What kind of procedures - old and trusted or new and cutting edge? What instruments and apparatus to be deployed? Who is the patient?

This very long running series has, at least over the time I've watched it (the last 2 years), had its superb high peaks and some dips - I guess as writers change. At times very involving but also exhausting as multiple medical emergencies with their critical dilemmas overlap personal emergencies and critical dilemmas including agonisingly long running will he/she wont he/she romantic indecision. Just the medical side is often fascinating - educational even. Also fascinating, at times, is the portrayal of wisdom in the management of highly skilled professionals - what to say? to intervene? to keep quiet? when professional rivalry, bad-judgement or personal matters interfere. Individual characters and psychologies are both very diverse and very well sketched. Some characters unmistakably get on with everybody, some find themselves tied to a colleague from Hell.

Of late it has rather deteriorated from its peak - the harshest professionals have softened and become strangely sentimental. Increasingly emergencies are occurring within the hospital grounds. A hated non-medical CEO of the Trust meets his end conveniently and to unvoiced wide satisfaction but improbably.

However overall it's medical soap of the choicest quality.


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