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Casualty 

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Series (1986– )
The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.
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Series cast summary:
Derek Thompson ...  Charlie Fairhead / ... 797 episodes, 1986-2019
Suzanne Packer ...  Tess Bateman / ... 487 episodes, 1996-2016
Tony Marshall Tony Marshall ...  Noel Garcia / ... 458 episodes, 1993-2019
Ian Bleasdale Ian Bleasdale ...  Josh Griffiths 440 episodes, 1989-2017
Jane Hazlegrove ...  Kathleen 'Dixie' Dixon / ... 401 episodes, 1996-2016
Charles Dale Charles Dale ...  Big Mac / ... 356 episodes, 1995-2016
Catherine Shipton Catherine Shipton ...  Lisa Duffin / ... 337 episodes, 1986-2019
Sunetra Sarker Sunetra Sarker ...  Zoe Hanna 336 episodes, 2007-2018
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Storyline

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. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baleseti sebészet See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Cynthia 'Cyd' Pyke: [referring to a woman who has been bothering the men in the department all day] She's probably just lonely.
Greg Fallon: Or she needs her chimney swept
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Drama at Holby
24 August 2002 | by David_NiemannSee all my reviews

I first started watching this show in 2001 when I seen a promo for it and it looked good. The story-line hooked me in for a few episodes and I was hooked from then on.

'Casualty' is set in a British hospital called Holby City and the show follows the doctors and nurse's lives at work and off duty. I usually dislike romantic sub-plots in shows like this (I stopped watching 'The Bill' because of it) but in 'Casualty' I really like it. We get to know the characters as people with lives, not just doctors or nurses. The story-lines are interesting and gripping most of the time. And character story lines usually carry over many episodes.

It's not the most intelligent show ever written but it has a nice charm, and if you fall for it like me you'll be hooked!

I also love the shows symbol, 'Casual+y'. Very good!

But a word of warning for new viewers, sometimes I felt the show was a little boring at the beginning. I feel this is a show that really grows on you over time. It is very character based, so you need some time to get to grips with all of the staff. I stayed in there and love it now.


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