Fans of CASUALTY’s Jeff and Dixie are in for a treat next month when a special red button episode sheds light on their unusual relationship as the popular paramedics find themselves stranded in the middle of a dangerous public disturbance.
Available via the red button on Saturday 14th July, directly after episode 41 (Casualty: #Holbyriots), the special (1 x 7’) episode, Casualty: The Kids Aren’t Alright, will see Jeff and Dixie take stock of their marital situation as riots rage around their immobile ambulance.
As they try to tend to injured looters, a rioter, JJ, escapes from the police and takes refuge in the back of their ambulance. Riled, Jeff approaches JJ and a scuffle breaks out injuring the older man. JJ begs them not to call the police but Jeff is determined to give him a piece of his mind. The young rioter escapes but severely slashes his head in the process.
As Dixie tends to Jeff’s injury, he reveals that he’s feeling guilty because he hasn’t been in touch with his kids for a while. And the reason for that is because he hasn’t found a way to explain to them the real reason he married Dixie. Shocked to hear this, Dixie persuades him to pick up the phone.
Meanwhile as the violence draws ever closer, the paramedics are forced to pick up their medical bags and head out into the night….
“We’re always looking for new ways to add value for our loyal fans and this special episode gives us a chance to show a different side to two of our most popular characters,” says Executive Producer Johnathan Young. “Our audience love Jeff and Dixie but we’ve never had chance to fully explain the implications surrounding their unusual domestic set-up until now…”
Starring Jane Hazlegrove, Matt Bardock and Sami Larabi as JJ, Casualty: The Kids Aren’t Alright can be seen via the red button at around 10pm on Saturday, 14th July. It will also be available on the BBC i-player.
(Source : BBC Casualty Publicity)