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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 618 episodes, 2001-2020
Rosie Marcel ...  Jac Naylor / ... 538 episodes, 2004-2020
Jaye Jacobs ...  Donna Jackson 414 episodes, 2004-2020
Tina Hobley Tina Hobley ...  Chrissie Williams 412 episodes, 2001-2013
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Hari Dhillon ...  Michael Spence / ... 270 episodes, 2001-2014
David Ames David Ames ...  Dominic Copeland 264 episodes, 2013-2020
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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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Simon Fisher-Becker was a possible for a recurring role of a reporter. See more »

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[to Matt who has just terrified a patient by using lots of incomprehensible medical terms when she asked "What's wrong with me"]
Zubin Khan: Next time you go anywhere near a reference book, look up the term "layman".
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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 Clatterford: Festival (2008) See more »

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Was good, but has gone severely downhill
15 July 2003 | by whigglesSee all my reviews

For the first two and a half seasons this was an extremely good show, with a small but strong cast and good (if clichéd) writing. During the third season, though, the show made the transition from drama to soap, eschewing medical storylines in favour of trotting out every detail of the characters' private lives.

The show, which now airs every week all the year round, is now a shadow of its former self. None of the cast from the first season remains, and despite occasionally coming up with a reasonably good episode, more often than not it is just a case of mediocrity week after week, with some downright stinkers mixed in for good measure. By attempting to run storylines on four different wards, the writers have dilluted the formula, often introducing storylines for characters only to quickly forget them or end them abruptly with absolutely no consequences. A good example of this would be the character of Ric Griffin, who entered the show as a closet cannabis user. After a few months, this aspect of the character vanished and was never mentioned again.

It is something of a bitter irony that one of the few characters who was at all interesting to watch was the clumsy nurse Sandy Harper, played excellently by Laura Sadler, who sadly died a few weeks ago.


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