When an unconscious young girl's admitted to the hospital's casualty unit, foul play's suspected by Duffy. The man with her later admits he picked her up and took her home for sex. They both show signs of carbon monoxide and she's a teenage runaway. Charlie shows more than a passing interest in Trish Barnes, a new member of staff. A father's outing with his two young children causes more problems with his ex-wife when their daughter is injured and a woman caught shop-lifting collapses but is distraught about her baby. Trish is called upon to help and when the police go to her home they find the baby has died. Beth discovers that she's going to be sued for negligence and is upset by Julian's lack of support.
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.