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 574 episodes, 2001-2018
...  Jac Naylor / ... 474 episodes, 2004-2018
...  Chrissie Williams / ... 411 episodes, 2001-2013
Paul Bradley ...  Elliot Hope 387 episodes, 2005-2015
...  Donna Jackson 346 episodes, 2004-2018
Bob Barrett ...  Sacha Levy / ... 345 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 257 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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One of the scriptwriters is called Elliot Hope, the same name as the fictional character, played by Paul Bradley, in the series. See more »

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[to Matt, after a patient has disappeared from her bed to give herself a fix of morphine]
Lola Griffin: Matthew... Ever played Hunt-the-Patient?
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Crazy Credits

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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Spun-off from Casualty (1986) See more »

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Great writing, directing, acting, and cinematography
27 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

I have watched Hollywood movies and television for decades and know all their standard cliches. If I watch the first and last five minutes of a movie, I can tell you nearly everything that happened in between. Not with Holby City. Holby City is hot, so good it seems to almost be alive. All the parts, writing, directing, acting, cinematography fit together so beautifully, that to me they approach art. Just know I would not miss a single episode, and if I could watch only one drama series on TV, Holby City would be my choice. Just wish BBC would sell the episode where the whole cast gives Arthur a spectacular send off. When things weren't going well I would put that episode on to chase away the gloom and remind me of happier and better times. Long live Holby City. Can think of no better introduction to Holby City than watching the still available episodes 62 and 63. Calling Holby City a soap opera is wrong. Soap Operas were created early in the last millennium to keep bored housewives distracted while their husbands went out to work. But the Soap Operas were nearly always written by men and were filled with fantasies of office romance, flirtatious secretaries, promiscuity, and adultery. As suspicious housewives greeted their husbands thinking I know what you did at the office today. I am sure the Soap Operas were responsible for the breakup of more than a few marriages. Holby City is televised drama and could have been written by any of our finest dramatists. Holby City sticks to business and stays away from the salaciousness of the typical Soap Opera. Cheers, to excellent drama and comedy.


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