The Doctor is Coming…

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Paul McGann will make his exciting debut to HOLBY CITY with a two-part special to be aired on Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th December.

The former Doctor Who actor will play the role of Professor John Gaskell.

In the first episode of this two part special, Professor John  sets the wheels of change in motion at Holby City.

With all the focus on Gaskell, Sacha relays his concerns to Henrik that he should be focusing on Jac as she faces mounting pressure on her professional and personal life. However, Gaskell’s arrival and concerns for Jac both soon become overshadowed as Holby is plunged into darkness with the greatest threat the hospital has ever experienced…

Meanwhile, Raf is reminded of why he fell in love with medicine – is his new found passion here to stay?

In the concluding episode of this two part storyline entitled ‘Animal’, the Professor is caught in the middle of a shocking incident quickly unravelling on the hospital wards.

Despite his suspension from Holby after the hearing, Ric  manages to find his way into the chaotic hospital after desperate phone calls from Donna.

How will Ric, Henrik, Jac and our other Holby heroes cope when their whole world is torn apart?

Simon Harper, Executive Producer of Holby City and Casualty revealed his excitement of the upcoming episodes: ‘I’m enormously proud of the Holby cast, crew and our lead writer Andy Bayliss for this stunningly dramatic and moving two-part event.   You’ll see our NHS heroes instinctively rush towards the hospital’s greatest peril yet in a story that changes lives forever – and the fact that the episodes introduce Paul, one of our country’s most internationally renowned screen talents, is the icing on the cake.’

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