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Holby City is a long running medical drama produced by the BBC in the U.K. that has included over 500 shows in its run of more than ten seasons. The show was conceived and written as a direct spin off from another of the BBC's successful medical drama's Casualty; throughout the run of both show's crossover episodes carry stories from the Casualty show to Holby City in episodes billed as Casualty @ Holby City. The location of the drama is the fictional Holby General Hospital that acts as the location for both Casualty and Holby City. Although the critical reception of Holby City was not as strong as that of Casualty the show has been successful with audiences in the U.K.

Created by head writer Tony McHale and producer Mal Young Holby City was designed to continue the stories of patients and hospital staff in the fictional Holby General Hospital after they left the emergency room featured in Casualty. The characters featured in the show have generally limited to between ten and fifteen actors in an ensemble cast. Unlike its close relative, Casualty the decision to base Holby City in the general wards of the hospital allows recurring characters of patients to remain in the show for a number of episodes. During the many seasons of the show guest stars have appeared playing patients who remain in the show allowing themes surrounding life and death medical decisions to be played out over a longer period of time.

Holby City has proved successful because it also takes a look into the personal lives of the staff of Holby City. Just as in a real hospital the members of staff appearing in the show are constantly changing, with none of the original eleven characters frm season one remaining in the show by the fourteenth season. The hour long series of episodes have featured actors from both the U.K. and U.S.; amongst the guest stars featured in Holby City are Starsky & Hutch actor David Soul and Ron Moody.

Tuesdays at 8:00 pm on BBC One
15 Seasons, 589 Episodes
January 12, 1999
Drama
5.8/10
Cast: Hugh Quarshie, Rosie Marcel, Tina Hobley, Paul Bradley
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Holby City Full Episode Guide

  • Cameron bites off more than he can chew when he clashes with Jac.

  • Nicky and Cameron compete when Jac offers one of them an opportunity for a promotion.

  • On a new year road trip to compete for funding, Jac, Ric and Sacha confront some old enemies. Serena's worst fears are realised.

  • Xavier doesn't do Christmas, but will an unlikely source make him reconsider?

  • Love is in the air at Holby, but can Serena and Bernie overcome their issues?

  • A much-loved face from the past forces Serena to think about her future.

  • Serena fights chaos on the ward during a hospital inspection.

  • Fletch and Sacha race against the clock, even calling on some familiar faces for help.

  • Essie finds herself in danger.

  • Hanssen tries to bring the hospital back from the brink.

  • A tricky case causes Xavier to lose his cool with Jason. Jac and Fletch do their best to avoid each other. Lofty, Meena and Leah confront their problems.

  • Fletch finally confronts Jac over their feelings for each other. Jason makes a life-changing decision. Lofty hides his true feelings about his future with Dom.

  • Gaskell fears exposure when Hanssen confesses to having doubts about recent events.

  • Xavier's secrets are laid bare when his grandfather arrives wounded on AAU. Gaskell's increasingly erratic behaviour puts a patient at risk.

  • As Holby reels from tragic news, Sacha takes on a marathon operation.

  • A distraught Hanssen holds vigil at the hospital. Sacha makes a tentative return to Holby.

  • In 1987, three young Holby familiars make a pact to push the boundaries of medicine.

  • An unexpected new friendship helps Frieda find her way. Tensions between Roxanna and Gaskell finally come to a head. Meena hits a new low.

  • In Roxanna's absence, Hanssen must make a stand. Meena gets a birthday surprise.

  • A devastating surgical outcome for a favourite patient forces a shattered Sacha to reflect on a testing year.

  • A conflicted Essie faces a dilemma when trial patient Josh's condition deteriorates.

  • Tensions between Roxanna and Gaskell come to a head as they clash over the treatment of a patient close to their hearts. Serena crosses paths with a new porter.

  • Fletch clashes with estranged father Steven when Evie demands they let him back into their lives. Dominic struggles to rely on Lofty.

  • Fletch is shocked when someone from his past walks back into his life. Hanssen attempts to express his feelings to Roxanna.

  • Dom and Lofty find themselves at cross purposes, which puts their future in the balance.

  • Roxanna and Gaskell return to Holby triumphant, but is everything as it seems? Hanssen is pushed to the edge when an unexpected visitor arrives at Holby.

  • Serena and Ric battle to save a familiar patient, against the odds. Jac makes an explosive return to work, destabilising Abigail and Fletch's relationship.

  • A split-second mistake brings Nicky closer to Zav than she bargained for. A troubling discovery causes Roxanna to question her loyalties. Dom is forced to make a choice.

  • Meena uncovers disturbing news that could spell trouble for Gaskell.

  • Jac Naylor arrives back at Holby City, but her return isn't quite what it seems. Tensions mount for Lofty when Dominic makes an announcement.

  • Frieda has to decide what to do when Roman crashes back into her life. A withdrawn Dom just wants to have a quiet night, but things don't go to plan.

  • Healthy competition turns sour when Meena and Nicky treat the same patient. Serena takes an undesired approach to Jason's impending fatherhood.

  • Fletch is sent spinning with the arrival of several unexpected visitors on AAU. Roxanna's fears grow for Hanssen as he buries himself in his work.

  • As the pressure builds from all sides, Gaskell takes a huge risk to save his trial. An unwelcome discovery threatens Dom's career and his relationship with Lofty.

  • An exhausted Fletch clashes with Abigail when an unexpected visitor turns up on the ward. Nicky tries to keep her head in the game as her personal issues distract her.

  • Dominic's romantic bliss is shattered when he is confronted by a ghost from the past. A dangerous old flame crashes back into Frieda's life.

  • Frieda forces new mentee Nicky to question what kind of doctor she ultimately wants to be. Meena puts her friendship with Nicky on the line.

  • A revelation about Gaskell forces Roxanna to choose where her loyalties lie. Still on probation, Ric risks his job to save a familiar face.

  • Roxanna questions Gaskell's motives when he takes on a controversial new case. Fletch clashes with new CEO Abigail over a vulnerable patient.

  • On the precipice of an uncertain future, Ollie faces hard truths. Essie learns that discovering the truth comes at a high price.

  • Ric Griffin finally stands trial. Ollie accepts the ultimate challenge from Roxanna. Jac is backed into a corner emotionally.

  • Roxanna tries to cure Oliver, but in the process opens old wounds. Dom and Lofty find themselves at odds over Sheilagh's care. Donna and Fletch race to save Ric.

  • Gaskell battles to protect his trial and save his patient. Serena is determined to find a solution, as she begins to fear that Ric is losing hope.

  • Frieda tries to help Jac when her mentor's pain reaches breaking point. Roxanna pitches an experimental treatment that could help Oliver recover.

  • A hungover Nicky must cope with an overbearing new registrar. Fletch and Jac are thrust together on an overnight transplant case.

  • Serena Campbell is back to steady the ship at Holby, but she is stunned to see Ric on AAU as a patient. Oliver has nightmares as he struggles with his identity.

  • The clinical trial is heating up and it's time for Gaskell to live up to his reputation. Nicky tests Sacha's patience in a bid to prove her abilities.

  • Hanssen is pushed to the brink. Jac turns to an old friend for support. Lofty is thrown when an unexpected patient turns up on Keller.

  • Essie struggles to use her head over her heart as she gets involved with Gaskell's trial. Oliver is transferred to AAU for a change of scene.

  • Sacha struggles to judge whether his patient can be trusted. Jac is keen to prove she is back on form. Essie impresses Gaskell with an unexpected choice.

  • A popular prisoner takes Ric under his wing, but Ric begins to question whom he can trust.

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