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Holby City 

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:
Hugh Quarshie ...  Ric Griffin 591 episodes, 2001-2019
Rosie Marcel ...  Jac Naylor / ... 501 episodes, 2004-2019
Tina Hobley ...  Chrissie Williams / ... 411 episodes, 2001-2013
Paul Bradley Paul Bradley ...  Elliot Hope 387 episodes, 2005-2015
Jaye Jacobs ...  Donna Jackson 374 episodes, 2004-2019
Bob Barrett ...  Sacha Levy / ... 369 episodes, 2008-2019
Amanda Mealing ...  Connie Beauchamp / ... 292 episodes, 2001-2016
James Anderson James Anderson ...  Oliver Valentine 283 episodes, 2009-2018
Guy Henry ...  Henrik Hanssen 282 episodes, 2010-2019
Hari Dhillon ...  Michael Spence / ... 270 episodes, 2001-2014
Catherine Russell ...  Serena Campbell 250 episodes, 2012-2019
Robert Powell ...  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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Official Sites:

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English

Release Date:

12 January 1999 (UK) See more »

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(season 1) | (season 2-)

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Camilla Arfwedson and Jack Hawkins started a relationship after meeting on the series. See more »

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[reading patients' comment cards in the family-planning clinic]
Mickie Hendrie: [smirking] We've got some really good comments.
Donna Jackson: "I never knew you could get free condoms here. Now I won't have to re-use my old ones." How gross is that?
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Crazy Credits

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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Series 4 shows that Holby isn't as bad as they say

As all the other comments have been made about only Series 1 and 2 and Holby is now near the end of its 4th series, I need to renew them. Of course I have grown up since the last comment I made ('mathewowen') and now realise that Holby City really isn't that realistic when you look at the hard graft and rush that goes on in real hospitals. It's true that a lot of the staff are more like counsellors than medical staff, and it's also true that a lot of the one episode characters (in every episode different patients are featured with their own storylines) come from soaps.

However, Holby City is still watchable stuff, and I think with the two new wards: Maternity and the Children's Ward, every episode is even more different, and there are so many new characters that are, for the most part, well played.

Holby is now viewed as a soap because of its all year round showing, and what with more staff storylines involving affairs and staff becoming patients, it's still good drama. Watch out for some eps where there are some scenes set in Casualty (Holby is a spin off of Casualty) with Casualty characters (likewise in a recent episode Mr Meyer was featured in Casualty being as arrogant as ever).

Okay, some could say that there are more staff storylines as the writers as exhausting the patient storylines. However, there are have been some pretty memorable staff storylines in the past 2 series, such as Mr Meyer being shot, Janice Taylor's (she's the consultant on the children's ward) husband having an affair with Sister Williams, Kath Shaugnessy playing victim to domestic violence, Liam Evans learning to cope with life in a wheelchair, Victoria Merrick being murdered (it was a classic 'whodunnit') and Danny Shaugnessy marrying an illegal immigrant who's first husband turned up though she thought he was dead, to name a few.

And the good thing about Holby City is that the whole set and atmosphere is like a real British hospital. You can almost smell the disinfectant!

Watch Holby City next time it's on and see for yourself. It's good drama.


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