Duffy's having sleepless nights with her young son and is relieved to hand him over to her child minder on the way to work. Keith Cotterill is called to a remote place where he and his colleague are threatened for their drugs and they find the tyres on the ambulance slashed. The two junkies end up in casualty after overdosing but the man's in a bad way and Keith spots the girl, who makes her escape but the police are called and arrest the thief. A lorry out of control, careers into a shop front, mowing down a man in front of his wife, and they are taken to Holby, where the staff fight a losing battle, trying to save him. Tony's called in to help her try and face up to her loss, having just moved from the traumas of city life in London. A drinking binge ends in tragedy, when so called friends take a mate out to celebrate his exam results and Charlie has to break the tragic news to his girlfriend, he's dead. At the end of the shift, Charlie faces a personal tragedy, when he finds a
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.