On his way to work, Charlie's route is blocked by a long loader lorry backing into a yard but tragedy strikes when it crushes a man and he has to administer first aid. He's taken to casualty but he can't be saved and Tony Walker's being hounded by a mental patient, who's playing games with him and is threatening suicide. When he receives a phone call from him, he realises it's Wayne and the race's on to find him, but unknown to him, he's wandering round Holby, still swallowing pills. A mother brings in her young son Matthew, but he's fine and it's only when Tony recognises her as an ex-patient, the problem is revealed. He takes her to the canteen for a chat where he spots Wayne and gives chase but he eludes him as he hides in the casualty toilets. When he's found, he is in a bad way and a fight is on to save him. A girl with a nail in her foot, is treated by Beth, but when she removes it, the mother faints. Yobs on a bus are thrown off a bus by a middle aged man but he's hurt as he
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.