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.
Reviews
Popularity
883 ( 67)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



19   18   17   16   15   14   … See all »
2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   … See all »
1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Casualty (TV Series 1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

Stars: Derek Thompson, Suzanne Packer, Ian Bleasdale
EastEnders (TV Series 1985)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The everyday lives of working-class inhabitants of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough. The square includes the Queen Vic pub and a street market.

Stars: Adam Woodyatt, Steve McFadden, Pam St. Clement
Emmerdale Farm (TV Series 1972)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A soap opera set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales.

Stars: Lucy Pargeter, Mark Charnock, Elizabeth Estensen
Hollyoaks (TV Series 1995)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Hollyoaks takes a look at the lives, loves and careers of a group of teenage friends and their families as they graduate through GCSE's, A-Levels and College into the world of work.

Stars: Kieron Richardson, Nick Pickard, Ashley Taylor Dawson
Coronation Street (TV Series 1960)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The UK's longest-running TV soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, William Roache
The Jeremy Kyle Show (TV Series 2005)
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Jeremy Kyle deals with more dilemmas, fiery confrontations and topical issues all in front of a studio audience.

Stars: Jeremy Kyle, Graham Stanier, Georgette Civil
Countdown (TV Series 1982)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The long-running words and numbers game.

Stars: Carol Vorderman, Richard Whiteley, Susie Dent
The Undateables (TV Series 2012)
Documentary | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Documentary series about disability and dating.

Stars: Sally Phillips, Brent Zillwood, Gareth Cooper
The Bill (1984–2010)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Stars: Graham Cole, Trudie Goodwin, Jeff Stewart
University Challenge (TV Series 1962)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Jeremy Paxman hosts this trivia quiz show where colleges from around the UK compete against each other.

Stars: Jeremy Paxman, Roger Tilling, Waldemar Januzczak
Catch Phrase (1986–2015)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Game show in which contestants try to guess well-known phrases or sayings from animated picture puzzles.

Stars: Roy Walker, Nick Weir, Stephen Mulhern
Come Dine with Me (TV Series 2008)
Game-Show | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An hourly prime time version of the daytime television show of the same name. Four strangers - amateur chefs - compete to host the best dinner party. The parties, solely for the competitors... See full summary »

Stars: Dave Lamb, Edwina Currie, Jonathan Ansell
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Ric Griffin (532 episodes, 2001-2016)
...
 Jac Naylor / ... (424 episodes, 2004-2017)
...
 Chrissie Williams / ... (411 episodes, 2001-2013)
Paul Bradley ...
 Elliot Hope (387 episodes, 2005-2015)
...
 Donna Jackson (299 episodes, 2004-2011)
...
 Connie Beauchamp / ... (292 episodes, 2001-2016)
Bob Barrett ...
 Sacha Levy / ... (291 episodes, 2008-2017)
...
 Michael Spence / ... (270 episodes, 2001-2014)
...
 Mark Williams (249 episodes, 2005-2011)
James Anderson ...
 Oliver Valentine (241 episodes, 2009-2017)
...
 Joseph Byrne / ... (217 episodes, 2005-2011)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

See how they operate.

Genres:

Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 January 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Holby  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(season 1) | (season 2-)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Following the death of Laura Sadler who played Sandy Harper, the scriptwriters consulted her mother, Sonja Sadler, to find the most fitting way to write out the much-loved character and actress from the series. Mrs Sadler devised the storyline in which Sandy wins the lottery and secretly leaves the hospital to make a new life for herself in Australia, leaving money for her friends. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Lola Griffin: As my late lamented grandmother used to say...
See more »

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 »

Connections

Featured in BAFTA Televsion Awards 2016 (2016) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Hospital drama without the drama
7 February 2001 | by (London, England) – 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.


5 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page