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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Hugh Quarshie ...  Ric Griffin 635 episodes, 2001-2020
Rosie Marcel ...  Jac Naylor / ... 568 episodes, 2004-2021
Jaye Jacobs ...  Donna Jackson 454 episodes, 2004-2021
Bob Barrett ...  Sacha Levy / ... 442 episodes, 2008-2021
Tina Hobley Tina Hobley ...  Chrissie Williams 413 episodes, 2001-2013
Paul Bradley Paul Bradley ...  Elliot Hope 393 episodes, 2005-2019
Guy Henry ...  Henrik Hanssen 328 episodes, 2010-2021
David Ames David Ames ...  Dominic Copeland 300 episodes, 2013-2021
Amanda Mealing ...  Connie Beauchamp / ... 293 episodes, 2001-2019
James Anderson James Anderson ...  Oliver Valentine 282 episodes, 2009-2018
Catherine Russell ...  Serena Campbell 280 episodes, 2012-2020
Alex Walkinshaw Alex Walkinshaw ...  Adrian 'Fletch' Fletcher / ... 274 episodes, 2001-2021
Hari Dhillon ...  Michael Spence / ... 270 episodes, 2001-2014
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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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From season 22 (2020) onwards, Holby City followed the style of Casualty in that it no longer gave titles to its episodes. See more »

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Lola Griffin: As Grandma used to say, "All mouth and no trousers makes Jack a dull boy".
Ric Griffin: Is it possible your grandma was a little confused?
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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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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 10 December 2019 (2019) 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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12 January 1999 (UK) See more »

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