Drama depicting the private and working lives of the hospital staff, paitents and others attending a small but frantically busy accident and emergency department of the large Holby General hospital.
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Did You Know?
At the time of Casualty's conception, the BBC had two ideas for a hospital drama - a 'cottage hospital' idea, which was seen as the safe option, or an A&E department ('Front Line' - as Casualty was originally titled), an off-the-wall idea which posed more problems for the team. "I went for Casualty," said Jonathan Powell
, BBC Head of Drama, about his decision, "because there was a feeling of life and passion and, well, I was anxious for new young people to create something. I put them [creators Jeremy Brock
and Paul Unwin
] with a very experienced producer, Geraint Morris
, and hoped for the best." See more
Cynthia 'Cyd' Pyke
[referring to a woman who has been bothering the men in the department all day
She's probably just lonely.
Or she needs her chimney swept
Referenced in Detectorists: Episode #1.2