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Next Year's Words

Series 29 - Episode 14 Next Year's Words

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Review

It’s New Year’s Eve in the world of Casualty, which means Zoe has come to work in a sparkly top and amiable idiot Lofty records his colleagues’ resolutions on his phone.

But Connie isn’t permeated by the party spirit. Someone has ratted on her to social services about her apparent treatment of her daughter, Grace, and both are called for an interview.

Naturally she’s as capable as any member of Holby City’s staff of drawing unfavourable parallels with her life and those of her patients. So when a sickly benefits-dependent young woman comes in after an accident, trailing her baby and young son, Connie sharpens up her middle-class weaponry and fires with both barrels.

And what of those resolutions? Well, someone wants to “break less hearts” while someone else aims to “eat less takeaways”. Maybe they should all learn good grammar.

Summary

It's New Year's Eve in the ED, and as the team looks forward to 2015, Lofty is making a video of their resolutions - although not all of them are quite so keen on the idea, while Tess is worried by a potential staffing crisis on the busiest night of the year. Connie has an appointment with social services, the outcome of which allows her to cloud her professional judgement, and Zoe is saddened when a familiar face is brought in - alcoholic Molly, who seems to have given up on life.

Cast & Crew

Charlie Fairhead Derek Thompson
Connie Beauchamp Amanda Mealing
Zoe Hanna Sunetra Sarker
Tess Bateman Suzanne Packer
Dylan Keogh William Beck
Ben `Lofty' Chiltern Lee Mead
Caleb Knight Richard Winsor
Rita Freeman Chloe Howman
Robyn Miller Amanda Henderson
Iain Dean Michael Stevenson
Kathleen `Dixie' Dixon Jane Hazlegrove
Max Walker Jamie Davis
Big Mac Charles Dale
Noel Garcia Tony Marshall
Louise Tyler Azuka Oforka
Taylor Ashbie Sarah Jayne Dunn
Grace Beauchamp Emily Carey
Poppy Williams Colette O'Rourke
Honey Wright Chelsee Healey
Molly Drover Tracie Bennett
Brandon Williams Jackson Charles Cummins
Eve Lewis Helen Sheals
Children's social worker Joanna Catherine Watt
Receptionist Natalie Lester
Director David Tucker
Producer Vicky Wharton
Series Producer Erika Hossington
Writer Kelly Jones
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