Casualty – watch 30 years of Charlie Fairhead in 5 minutes!

See all the best bits from Charlie's epic career at Holby

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Casualty lynchpin Charlie Fairhead will celebrate three decades of service in the Holby ED during tonight’s 30th anniversary episode – but it really is a wonder he’s made it through in one piece.

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Since the medical drama began, Charlie has been shot, suffered a heart attack and had his life endangered in several car accidents. How he remains so composed is a wonder to us.

Tonight’s feature-length instalment will once again see Charlie in the thick of the action after an air ambulance crashes into the hospital.

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On the topic of what viewers can expect to see, actor Derek Thompson says: “The episode feels like a natural development of everything that’s happened over the years. Casualty has travelled the world and it’s found a very large audience through a few generations. 

“This episode almost feels like a side-branding of the show – this is Casualty: the movie! It feels more of a spin-off to me than anything else, rather than just a regular piece.”

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You can watch Charlie’s career flash before your eyes below. And the 30th anniversary episode of Casualty can be seen at 8pm tonight on BBC1.