It's Beth's leaving party and Jimmy announces that he's also planning to leave for a job in the rag trade. News comes through that a plane full of holiday-makers is in trouble over the local airport and Beth's farewell party comes to an abrupt halt. The hospital's placed on standby and everyone rushes back to Holby as news arrives that the plane has crashed into a bridge.
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.