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Born Lucky

Series 29 - Episode 5 Born Lucky

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Review

Cars flip over week after week on Casualty. In fact, it’s a surprise that the BBC don’t permanently have the roads of Cardiff closed off to film its stunts. But the stakes are higher following this episode's smash-up thanks to the fact that the vehicle in question contains many of our favourite characters. Yes, it’s one of those “we need to save our own” episodes when the lives of the medics themselves are at risk – and very good is it, too.

Cal has to operate on his injured brother Ethan, Connie has blood splashed decoratively over her forehead and Ash is trapped in the car yelling in agony. And then just when you think you’re second-guessing the scriptwriters, the rug is pulled out from under you…

Summary

Connie celebrates the department hitting its targets by taking a few select members of her team out for the day. However, the medics soon lose their way, and as they focus on maps and sat-navs, minibus driver Ethan takes his eye off the road for one second too long - leading to a horrifying collision. Connie manages to get to her phone, but will the ambulance be in time to save her and the others? Back at Holby, as Jeff's relationship with Tamzin takes another step, he finally makes it clear to Dixie where she stands, while Cal faces embarrassment when two old flames turn up at the hospital.

Cast & Crew

Jeff Collier Matt Bardock
Kathleen `Dixie' Dixon Jane Hazlegrove
Connie Beauchamp Amanda Mealing
Charlie Fairhead Derek Thompson
Tamzin Bayle Gemma Atkinson
Caleb Knight Richard Winsor
Ethan Hardy George Rainsford
Big Mac Charles Dale
Martin `Ash' Ashford Patrick Robinson
Tess Bateman Suzanne Packer
Lily Chao Crystal Yu
Ben `Lofty' Chiltern Lee Mead
Noel Garcia Tony Marshall
Robyn Miller Amanda Henderson
Louise Tyler Azuka Oforka
Max Walker Jamie Davis
Rita Freeman Chloe Howman
Walter Aitken Paul Jerricho
Sally Aitken Stirling Gallacher
Judith Miles Jacqueline Leonard
Melissa Miles Beth Park
Tristan Miles Tom Taylor
Peter Dowling Simon Naylor
Director Steve Hughes
Producer Caroline Brittain
Writer Kevin Rundle
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