Series 27 - 13. Sixteen Candles

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

It’s just as well that none of the staff at Holby City Hospital feel the need to restrict themselves to simple medical treatment for their patients. After all, without their interference, how else would bickering families be reconciled and estranged couples reunited?

Their main case tonight involves a mum lamping an intruder with a handy saucepan. Not as straightforward as that sounds because the daughter has recently had a kidney transplant, the dad’s hiding something and the police have to be involved. Luckily Tess, who treated the dad 20 years earlier, gets involved. Big Mac’s not immune, either – he pokes his not inconsiderable nose into a patient’s decision not to accept a surprise inheritance.

About this programme

13/44. A teenage girl's birthday celebrations are brought to an abrupt end when her mother stumbles upon an intruder, and the ensuing scuffle leaves her badly burnt and him unconscious. When the family members arrive at the hospital, they discover a secret about the mystery man that threatens to tear them all apart. Elsewhere, an heir hunter tracks down a woman who has become the recipient of her hated aunt's large fortune - but the news causes her to collapse and have to be rushed to the ED.

Cast and crew


Adrian `Fletch' Fletcher
Alex Walkinshaw
Tess Bateman
Suzanne Packer
Dylan Keogh
William Beck
Zoe Hanna
Sunetra Sarker
Charlie Fairhead
Derek Thompson
Big Mac
Charles Dale
Jeff Collier
Matt Bardock
Kathleen `Dixie' Dixon
Jane Hazlegrove
Lloyd Asike
Michael Obiora
Sam Nicholls
Charlotte Salt
Tom Kent
Oliver Coleman
Noel Garcia
Tony Marshall
Amanda Franks
Connie Fisher
Tamzin Bayle
Gemma Atkinson
Maggie Young
Annette Badland
John Dawkins
Ryan Early
Caitlin Dawkins
Jordan Stevens
Becky Dawkins
Melanie Gutteridge
Wally St Clare
Dan Starkey
Lizzie Kirkwood
Allyson Ava-Brown
Luke Charles
Michael Camp
Billy Kirkwood
Tom Veasey


Jill Robertson
Executive Producer
Johnathan Young
Series Producer
Nikki Wilson
Katie Douglas