As Baz arrives late into the department, she first has to certify the death of a young girl. It's football day - Holby v Tottenham. A 16 year old boy is picked up, wrongly accused of attacking a policeman. He is discharged from the hospital, where he later returns with his deranged father - it turns out he attacked the policeman and his son. He threatens staff with a Stanley knife. Tuesday, a young woman, is brought in by her boyfriend, Steve. She has appendicitis and needs an operation - but she is a Christian Scientist and refuses to sign the consent form. Megan asks the staff to pray for her, and miraculously her pain is cured.
Casualty is the world's longest running and most successful medical drama series on television. It depicts the private and working lives of the patients, doctors, nurses and all others attending a small but frantically busy accident and emergency department of the large Holby General hospital. By mixing episodic plots with longer, character-based stories it ensures that we get to know the characters as people with lives, not just doctors or nurses. With consistently superb storylines and great acting, Casualty is compulsive viewing. The show began in 1986 and since then only one character remains; the one and only Charlie Fairhead played by Derek Thompson.