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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Series cast summary:
...  Ric Griffin 578 episodes, 2001-2018
...  Jac Naylor / ... 478 episodes, 2004-2018
...  Chrissie Williams / ... 411 episodes, 2001-2013
Paul Bradley ...  Elliot Hope 387 episodes, 2005-2015
...  Donna Jackson 350 episodes, 2004-2018
Bob Barrett ...  Sacha Levy / ... 348 episodes, 2008-2018
...  Connie Beauchamp / ... 292 episodes, 2001-2016
James Anderson ...  Oliver Valentine 283 episodes, 2009-2018
...  Michael Spence / ... 270 episodes, 2001-2014
...  Henrik Hanssen 260 episodes, 2010-2018
...  Mark Williams 249 episodes, 2005-2011
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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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Holby City is filmed in what used to be a BBC office at Elstree Studios: Top of the Pops staff were moved out and hospital wards were brought in. See more »

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Dan Clifford: Oh, Percy, could I have a word?
Percy 'Abra' Durant: I'm very busy.
Dan Clifford: Uh, it's rather pressing.
Percy 'Abra' Durant: My tummy's very rumbly.
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Beginning with episode (#11.10)} the credits were redesigned so the actors who played the main characters were listed (though without their character names) before the episode, and the actors and character names for the minor or guest characters were listed at the end. The opening credits were identical for every episode and included actors even if they did not appear in that episode. See more »

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I reckon Holby City is doing very well - but what's happened to Casualty?!
29 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

'Holby City' used to be rubbish, but with the introduction of Connie, Elliot, Mark, Sam S etc, it has turned into a very respectable series - something I would try and get home to watch. I think it is 'Casualty' that has gone downhill - the story lines never seem to go anywhere anymore and I'm not really that bothered if I miss it for an episode of 'Friends', as I can usually catch up because there is never much going on in an episode. If not, my parents can describe the particular episode in quite a lot of detail in a few short sentences. However, if I missed an episode of 'Holby' I would know about it as the story behind it is so much more complex and richly acted through.


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