Series 27 - 22. If Not for You

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

“I think he’s a showboater,” snorts Zoe when the new locum finally arrives. It’s Martin “Ash” Ashford, whom regulars will know was a charge nurse 17 years ago. Now a doctor, he bursts into Resus barking orders and, although none of the staff knows who he is, they meekly do what they’re told. Which is just as well because he makes several clever diagnoses before the shift is over.

“It’s a fine line between brilliant and reckless,” says Zoe. He could be just the shot in the arm Casualty needs.

About this programme

22/44. A familiar face arrives at Holby City as Charlie's former nursing deputy Ash, now qualified as a doctor, rejoins the team as a locum - and finds himself forced to hit the ground running after being tasked to treat a patient with suspected rabies. Meanwhile, Aoife is forced to take control of her private life when ex-boyfriend Craig turns up. Patrick Robinson and Derek Thompson star.

Cast and crew


Martin `Ash' Ashford
Patrick Robinson
Zoe Hanna
Sunetra Sarker
Charlie Fairhead
Derek Thompson
Tom Kent
Oliver Coleman
Robyn Miller
Amanda Henderson
Aoife O'Reilly
Gemma-Leah Devereux
Adrian `Fletch' Fletcher
Alex Walkinshaw
Tess Bateman
Suzanne Packer
Sam Nicholls
Charlotte Salt
Linda Andrews
Christine Tremarco
Lloyd Asike
Michael Obiora
Jamie Collier
Daniel Anthony
Noel Garcia
Tony Marshall
Big Mac
Charles Dale
Louise Tyler
Azuka Oforka
Jeff Collier
Matt Bardock
Kathleen `Dixie' Dixon
Jane Hazlegrove
Ciara Clarkson
Ruth Minkley
Meryl Clarkson
Jackie Howe
Curtis Pryce
Andrew Readman
Craig Clarke
Julian Moore-Cook
Tyler McHugh
Kevin Phelan
Jacob Ferrer
Ian Ricketts
Robbie Clarkson
Freddie Rogers


Simon Meyers
Executive Producer
Johnathan Young
Series Producer
Nikki Wilson
Andy Rattenbury