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 (542 episodes, 2001-2017)
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 Jac Naylor / ... (439 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 (304 episodes, 2004-2017)
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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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Jac Naylor was voted "One of Holby City's most hated characters". See more »

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Lola Griffin: As my grandma used to say, "If you look for a peck of trouble, don't gripe when you find a bushel."
Ric Griffin: [sarcastically] As ever, your grandma's wisdom astounds me.
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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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England's answer to Grey's Anatomy
9 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show came before Grey's Anatomy and will likely be on after that show ends. I only saw one episode last night but it's typical British soap fare. There is a Jamaican doctor who is taking care of orphaned baby Leeann until they locate her father. She suspects that he is a drug addict because of the physical symptoms and questions the authority. There are other members in the cast but the show doesn't exhibit anything but average writing, above average acting, and above average sets. I never saw Casualty so I can't tell the difference or the similarities. It was on after EastEnders so I watched it and it was watchable in my opinion but I wouldn't say excellent because I think the show needs to do more work in getting strong characters who will be memorable and writing that creates a sensation. Until then, Holby City will be the sister show of Casualty and while it follows EastEnders, it might get an audience leftover to keep it going. I think the show is good and worth watching.


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