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Black Alert

Series 30 - Episode 19 Black Alert

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Review

Holby City Hospital is bursting at the seams after a nearby hospital declares an emergency, so Connie’s finely honed management skills come to the fore as she snaps, sulks and stomps.

Bizarrely it’s down to dear Lofty to come to the rescue with calm common sense, which does him no harm at all as he’s in the throes of applying for promotion.

Meanwhile the perpetually frowning Ethan has a terrible day, trying to help a depressed man then easing a dear old lady’s final hours. All the ED needs is a Casualty road accident, which it gets when a young couple head off on a trip with the words “Travel safe!” ringing in their ears. Uh-oh.

Summary

Flossy, an ailing elderly woman who was previously a heart transplant patient, arrives at the ED complaining of pains in her stomach. With her is Mo, whose late son was the donor whose heart Flossy received. At the age of 80, Flossy believes she has lived a good, long life, and is ready to die, but Ethan faces an impossible dilemma as high demand leaves him without a bed in which to make Flossy's passing more comfortable. Young couple Lee and Sarah face a deadly setback in their plans to go travelling when they're involved in a car crash, while a trip to the emergency department offers Lee some much-needed perspective on his relationship. An angry patient clashes with Louise when he claims he is being `refused treatment' for what could very well be a simple case of the common cold. Medical drama, starring George Rainsford and Azuka Oforka.

Cast & Crew

Ethan Hardy George Rainsford
Ben `Lofty' Chiltern Lee Mead
Kathleen `Dixie' Dixon Jane Hazlegrove
Caleb Knight Richard Winsor
Charlie Fairhead Derek Thompson
Louise Tyler Azuka Oforka
Rita Freeman Chloe Howman
Dylan Keogh William Beck
Connie Beauchamp Amanda Mealing
Zoe Hanna Sunetra Sarker
Iain Dean Michael Stevenson
Noel Garcia Tony Marshall
Jacob Masters Charles Venn
Max Walker Jamie Davis
Lily Chao Crystal Yu
Big Mac Charles Dale
Robyn Miller Amanda Henderson
Henrik Hanssen Guy Henry
Jack Diamond Alistair Brammer
Jess Cranham Kerry Bennet
Maureen `Mo' Gifford Janet Dibley
Flossy Roberts Rita Davies
Peter Jennings Rupert Vansittart
Chris Dunham Simon Ludders
Lee Wright George Brockbanks
Sarah Hammond Leah Brotherhead
Director David Beauchamp
Producer Jonathan Phillips
Writer Matthew Barry
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