Series 27 - 37. Love Is the Drug

Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

A regular Casualty plot device is to place frail-looking nursing sister Tess in a situation where aggressive men are causing trouble. She then gives them what for, whereupon they fall sheepishly into line. This mouse-that-roared routine comes in handy when she stumbles on an Asian student being beaten up in an alley. She chases off the hooded youths, but naturally it transpires that both the victim and the main attacker end up in A&E. She’s also dealing with all those texts Fletch keeps sending her. He’s a tryer, that one.

About this programme

37/44. While out for a jog, Tess is forced to intervene in the stabbing of a teenager, and when the victim arrives at the hospital, she continues to console him. However, when an agitated mother turns up with her wounded son, Tess identifies him as one of the attackers. Meanwhile, Charlie comes to the aid of a couple whose relationship is feeling the strain of the wife's long-term illness.

Cast and crew


Tess Bateman
Suzanne Packer
Adrian `Fletch' Fletcher
Alex Walkinshaw
Charlie Fairhead
Derek Thompson
Tom Kent
Oliver Coleman
Robyn Miller
Amanda Henderson
Zoe Hanna
Sunetra Sarker
Jamie Collier
Daniel Anthony
Kathleen `Dixie' Dixon
Jane Hazlegrove
Jeff Collier
Matt Bardock
Sam Nicholls
Charlotte Salt
Lloyd Asike
Michael Obiora
Louise Tyler
Azuka Oforka
Norman Burnton
Adrian Harris
Kathy Wilshaw
Jayne Ashbourne
Ryan Wilshaw
James Cutler
Amar Kapur
Danny Ashok
Beth Bostock
Melanie Gray
Ian Bostock
Niall MacGregor
DI Cook
Grahame Fox
Jean Stafford
June Bailey


Lee Haven Jones
Series Producer
Nikki Wilson
Kelly Jones