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S27-E23 Ostrich Syndrome

S27-E23 Ostrich Syndrome

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Holby is in the grip of flu, which means the ED is seriously short-staffed (in other words there’s no Zoe this week), there are dozens of extra patients to treat and there’s trolley gridlock in the corridors. Yet, amazingly, young student nurse Robyn still has time to turn detective and find out which of her colleagues is living in a basement stockroom.

Up in the cubicles, two of the victims of a road accident appear to know each other (and this story continues next week), there’s a glimpse of old, campaigning Casualty when Ash rants about NHS budget cuts, and Fletch kisses someone he really, really shouldn’t.


The medics are overwhelmed by the continuing flu outbreak, and with Zoe off sick, Ash and the team are pushed to the brink as they struggle to deal with the crisis. A man's attempt to track down his estranged wife leads to a car crash, but once in the ED he reveals how she might be able to save their son, the boy she abandoned as a baby 10 years ago and who is now fighting leukaemia. Fletch tries to convince Tess he didn't encourage the attention of trainee nurse Aoife. Patrick Robinson, Alex Walkinshaw and Suzanne Packer star.

Cast & Crew

Martin `Ash' Ashford Patrick Robinson
Adrian `Fletch' Fletcher Alex Walkinshaw
Tess Bateman Suzanne Packer
Aoife O'Reilly Gemma-Leah Devereux
Robyn Miller Amanda Henderson
Noel Garcia Tony Marshall
Charlie Fairhead Derek Thompson
Tom Kent Oliver Coleman
Sam Nicholls Charlotte Salt
Louise Tyler Azuka Oforka
Big Mac Charles Dale
Kathleen `Dixie' Dixon Jane Hazlegrove
Jeff Collier Matt Bardock
Linda Andrews Christine Tremarco
Norman Burnton Adrian Harris
Kate Tilford Erin Shanagher
David Rolloson Scot Williams
Tony Osbourne Sean Knopp
Nathan Rolloson Lewis Hamilton
Hannah Cotterill Jill Regan
Nadia Savill Josie Taylor
Director Simon Meyers
Executive Producer Johnathan Young
Series Producer Nikki Wilson
Writer Anita Pandolfo
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