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 582 episodes, 2001-2018
Rosie Marcel ...  Jac Naylor / ... 485 episodes, 2004-2018
Tina Hobley ...  Chrissie Williams / ... 411 episodes, 2001-2013
Paul Bradley Paul Bradley ...  Elliot Hope 387 episodes, 2005-2015
Jaye Jacobs ...  Donna Jackson 357 episodes, 2004-2018
Bob Barrett Bob Barrett ...  Sacha Levy / ... 354 episodes, 2008-2018
Amanda Mealing ...  Connie Beauchamp / ... 292 episodes, 2001-2016
James Anderson James Anderson ...  Oliver Valentine 283 episodes, 2009-2018
Hari Dhillon ...  Michael Spence / ... 270 episodes, 2001-2014
Guy Henry ...  Henrik Hanssen 267 episodes, 2010-2018
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:

BBC [UK]

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UK

Language:

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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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In 2003, popular character Sandy Harper was intended to take centre stage in a storyline involving murderous nurse "Killer" Kelly Yorke (Rachel Leskovac). However, actress Laura Sadler was killed in an accident at her boyfriend's home in June 2003, meaning that Sandy was immediately written out of the show. The part Sandy would have played in the storyline then went to Kath Fox (Jan Pearson) who became Kelly's next victim. See more »

Quotes

[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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A brilliant inspiring programme of reality
7 December 1999 | by mathewowenSee all my reviews

Holby City has inspired me. 16 years old, I've watched the episodes over and over again and I love the atmosphere. I have now decided to go into medicine, as the lifestyle of the characters in this programme has enthralled me. The acting is brilliant, the effects are wizardry, the atmosphere is memorable and it's a fantastic spin-off from 'Casualty' - Another medical drama set in the same hospital.


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