S9 E08

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S9 E8 (5 Nov 94) : In the Black by Peter Bowker

Episode Summary

Ash is frosty with Eddie after the incident of last episode. The police come in and tell Charlie that Hitchens has filed an assault complaint on Ash, after claiming he was hospitalised from the attack. Ash tells them he had a knife saying ‘I was defending myself that’s all’, however Eddie is unable to back up his claim that he had a knife or that Hitchins provoked the argument as she only saw the end of the fight.

Alan Todd, the owner of a small coal mine, catches one of his employees, Duncan Cox, stealing coal after hours. As they argue a section of the tunnel collapses, crushing Duncan’s legs. Josh is first at the scene, but as Alan goes off to call Mines Rescue, another section of the tunnel collapses, trapping Josh and Duncan for another three hours. Mike is called out to assist with the rescue, but Duncan dies as they move him to the ambulance. Josh is distraught.

Security guard Philip Jenkins gives chase to a girl, Christine, seen stealing from a clothes shop. Christine stumbles, but she bites Philip when he catches her. At Holby, it is discovered that Philip has alarmingly high blood pressure and Christine has hepatitis A.

Episode Summary

Ash is frosty with Eddie after the incident of last episode. The police come in and tell Charlie that Hitchens has filed an assault complaint on Ash, after claiming he was hospitalised from the attack. Ash tells them he had a knife saying ‘I was defending myself that’s all’, however Eddie is unable to back up his claim that he had a knife or that Hitchins provoked the argument, as she only saw the end of the fight.

Alan Todd, the owner of a small coal mine, catches one of his employees, Duncan Cox, stealing coal after hours. As they argue a section of the tunnel collapses, crushing Duncan’s legs. Josh is first at the scene, but as Alan goes off to call Mines Rescue, another section of the tunnel collapses, trapping Josh and Duncan for another three hours. Mike is called out to assist with the rescue, but Duncan dies as they move him to the ambulance. Josh is distraught.

Security guard Philip Jenkins gives chase to a girl, Christine, seen stealing from a clothes shop. Christine stumbles, but she bites Philip when he catches her. At Holby, it is discovered that Philip has alarmingly high blood pressure and Christine has hepatitis A. Philip’s boss, Doug, urges him to press charges otherwise face losing his job. When Philip’s wife, Mary arrives, she also cannot understand why he refuses to until it emerges that Christine’s mother, Elaine is his estranged daughter who planned the theft scam. Mary tells Elaine she wants to help her as she’s family.

Patients

* Philip Jenkins – high blood pressure and bite mark.

* Christine Warbin – hepatitis A.

* Duncan Cox – dies following injuries in mine collapse.

Patients

* Philip Jenkins – high blood bressure and bite mark.

* Christine Warbin – hepatitis A.

* Duncan Cox – dies following injuries in mine collapse.

First Words/ scene

Elaine steals a coat from shop, as her daughter, Christine, acts as a decoy. But as Christine leaves shop, the alarm goes off;

Douglas : Philip get her! Philip! (she runs off with Philip chasing her, but he stops breathless) What are you doing? Grab her! (Philip grabs her)

Christine : Let me go! (she bites Philip, runs off and but falls and hits her head)

Last Words/ scene

At the mine, Josh gets on his bike to leave;

Alan : I tried to make it as safe as I could

Josh : So you keep saying

Alan : He shouldn’t have been down there

Josh : No you’re right, he shouldn’t (drives off)

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