- Holby City
5/9/98 – 13/3/99
Series 13 saw another increase to 28 episodes, with both the first and last episodes being two parters. Jonathan Young took over as Series Producer and was keen for Casualty not to lose it’s basic formula, ‘I knew from working for several years in different jobs on Casualty that it’s loyal viewing expect the stories to be honest and they’re basically happy with the formula as it is. So I get a responsibility not to reinvent it. Less violence, pre-watershed series puts more emphasis on contemporary issues such as the current bones of the A&E staff lives, crises over beds, paying for agency nurses and hassles with Consultants from other wards.’
Young was also intent on a younger cast, ‘It’s an environment full of young people,’ he added. Adding to Claire Goose’s sex appeal, Jan Anderson was also brought in as nurse Chloe Hill. Arrogant, but charming SHO Sean Maddox also made his debut, as well as suave new Consultant Max Gallagher, paramedic Penny Hutchens and bed manager Adam Osman – who is found to be HIV. Fans were also pleased to welcome back Duffy as a regular.
As was now typical to Casualty, series ending ‘Love Over Gold’ was dramatic. George is involved in a bank robbery kidnap and viewers are later shocked to see Sam Colloby being pushed off the hospital balcony.
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