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Avoidable Harm

Series 30 - Episode 11 Avoidable Harm

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Review

“For as long as I can remember I’ve always wanted to be a doctor,” chirrups junior doctor Alicia Munroe in an unnerving voiceover at the start of a charged, tragic and rather good episode.

Alicia’s having a rotten time, bullied by her mentor, Chilly Lily the human fridge-freezer. But the cracks in their relationship burst asunder when Alicia, during a truly terrible day, finds herself in danger and at the wrong end of boss Connie’s flimsy-to-nonexistent person-management skills.

Elsewhere, the all-seeing, all-knowing Lofty looks within the soul of an 11-year-old boy (his intellectual equal, you might think) while Zoe continues to behave like a kicked spaniel around dumb Max. Forget him, Zoe, he is not worthy.

Summary

Alicia's day gets off to a bad start when she gets caught up in a fight outside the ambulance station, forcing her to treat a patient in the back of a van. Lily's opinion of the bubbly junior doctor has not improved in the slightest, but her mentor's discouragement only pushes Alicia to try harder to prove her worth. Meanwhile, Jacob takes a vigilante approach to justice as he sets out to identify the police officer who shot him, Iain and Rita share a tender moment, and Cal brings baby Matilda into the Emergency Department after failing to find suitable child care. Medical drama, starring Chelsea Halfpenny, Crystal Yu, Amanda Mealing and Charles Venn.

Cast & Crew

Charlie Fairhead Derek Thompson
Zoe Hanna Sunetra Sarker
Kathleen `Dixie' Dixon Jane Hazlegrove
Noel Garcia Tony Marshall
Louise Tyler Azuka Oforka
Robyn Miller Amanda Henderson
Lily Chao Crystal Yu
Rita Freeman Chloe Howman
Max Walker Jamie Davis
Ben `Lofty' Chiltern Lee Mead
Connie Beauchamp Amanda Mealing
Iain Dean Michael Stevenson
Dylan Keogh William Beck
Jacob Masters Charles Venn
Alicia Munroe Chelsea Halfpenny
Lawrence Chester Robert Beck
Irene Stancombe Lisa Geoghan
Josh Stancombe Callum Biggs
Leo Stancombe Jake Bailey
Nathan Flynn Robbie Jarvis
Sarah Chester Anne Cockshott
Caleb Knight Richard Winsor
Director Jo Johnson
Producer Gert Thomas
Writer Matthew Barry
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