Hospital drama with the staff of Holby's accident and emergency department as they deal with more sick and injured patients. Archie is shocked when Vincent, the retired school master who was acid attacked by one of his abused ex-students, returns to the emergency department. Elsewhere, Rashid and Mason finally put their differences aside and make peace when they discover that Leena has Menieres disease, and Ethan finds himself under pressure to rig the trial.
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.