An old woman refuses to talk when examined and it causes problems for the staff. When frightened by a snake, she starts talking and the mystery's solved but Jimmy wonders if snake charming was in his job description, as he has to find it. Julian's promotion prospects suffer a set-back when he meets a rival for the new consultant's post and two children are in a serious condition after being trapped in an abandoned fridge. A man's heavy drinking results in him dying and Ash having to console the dead man's lady friend. Kelly's career goes from bad to worse. Trish Barnes and Charlie make a date.
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.