Duffy has a run-in with a motorist, who almost knocks her down and then finds he was on his way to casualty where he turns on the charm and a friendship is struck. It's a friendship that's not going to last, as he is terminally ill and she visits him after he's been admitted. Jimmy's in trouble again as Julian complains to Charlie and Harry, a porter falls ill and the staff are shocked when he dies. A spat of drunks are allowed to sleep it off but tragedy almost strikes when one of them is discovered by Jimmy to be a diabetic and found just in time. A mother brings her teenage daughter in and the team face a dilemma when prevented from treating her, because her father is bound by religious beliefs. A car race on the open road turns into disaster for two yuppies when Celia's badly injured and Stuart seems more concerned she keeps quiet rather than how she is.
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.