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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[Will and Mubbs are carrying out an operation that Connie has specifically ordered them not to carry out]
Will Curtis: We need to get through this as quickly as possible - every minute on the table is putting an extra strain on her heart.
Mubbs Hussein: It's not something I can rush. If I deliver too much fluid or too quickly it may cause the placenta to detach.
Will Curtis: It's Connie detaching my testicles that I'm concerned about.
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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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Inspiring Medical drama, slightly more realistic than ER...
8 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

Ah, where would we be without the joys of Holby City?? If you enjoy gory operations, pain-in-the-arse patients and the entire staff going for a drink in the bar at the end of the day and waking up in bed with each other the next morning then this may very well be for you.

Im a medical student, and surprisingly Holby City is not that far from the real world, if only Ed would put a tie on! Things may be a little OTT but the series is enjoyable, inspiring and not afraid to take on real issues of consent, racism, addiction and honesty in medical practice. It is most definately light relief from real-life hospitals and universally enjoyed by medics! A spin off of Casualty it has outgrown its predecessor and taken hospital dramas to new hights. For those of you who regularly watch ER this is similarly absorbing but there is slightly less of the completely impossible week-in week-out (ie helicopters don't fall on the consultants every other week)

Like any long running drama they do have the continual problem of killing off all the best characters and dragging story lines out for several months, but this show is definately worth a look on a cold rainy tuesday eve.


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