Zero Sum Game

Series 26 - Episode 39 Zero Sum Game



I’m sure we’ll get used to seeing Smithy from The Bill (Alex Walkinshaw) as new staff member Fletch – a cheeky nurse keeping up the jack-the-lad quota now Lennie has left – but I kept expecting to learn he was on vital undercover work from Sun Hill. Instead Fletch does something far more shocking: he winks at Tess. Normally the mini-matron would respond with a basilisk stare and stern lecture, but instead, amazingly, she smiles and moves on.

Fletch clearly has a certain something. These are side issues, though. The main story involves Sam (that’s Major Nicholls to you) wrestling with her conscience over an army colleague and his medical secret.


Sam questions whether she is ready for active service when she falters during a training exercise, and her return to Afghanistan is jeopardised further when an army colleague asks her to lie for him. Meanwhile, new nurse Fletch (Waterloo Road's Alex Walkinshaw) makes a favourable impression on everyone except Lloyd, but the pair are forced to work together to help a woman whose initial joy at being told she is pregnant turns to horror when the true diagnosis is made. Guest starring Nikki Sanderson and Bill Ward (Coronation Street's Candice Stowe and Charlie Stubbs).

Cast & Crew

Sam Nicholls Charlotte Salt
Adrian `Fletch' Fletcher Alex Walkinshaw
Lloyd Asike Michael Obiora
Tom Kent Oliver Coleman
Zoe Hanna Sunetra Sarker
Dylan Keogh William Beck
Nick Jordan Michael French
Big Mac Charles Dale
Tess Bateman Suzanne Packer
Kathleen `Dixie' Dixon Jane Hazlegrove
Noel Garcia Tony Marshall
Amy Harris Nikki Sanderson
Vaughan Morrison Bill Ward
Michael Harris Andrew Thomas Jones
Lindsay Bryant Lynda Rooke
Director Graeme Harper
Producer Erika Hossington
Writer Kelly Jones
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