Pandemic the focus as Holby City returns to BBC One tonight

BBC One medical drama Holby City returns to screens tonight with a special episode that sees the hospital fighting the pandemic 

Ric (Hugh Quarshie) wakes after brain surgery, to find the world around him has completely changed and that Holby is gripped by a coronavirus pandemic. What are Ric’s chances of survival?

Meanwhile, Sacha’s (Bob Barrett) nonchalant behaviour in the wake of Essie’s (Kaye Wragg) demise is of some concern to his colleagues – but will he turn them all away in favour of a stranger?

Cowardly Cameron (Nic Jackman) struggles to be the hero, but will he come up smelling of roses?

Related News: Hugh Quarshie to leave Holby City

Holby City, like other BBC continuing drama series, took a lengthy hiatus from filming this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The series went out of production on March 18th and the BBC decided to rest the show between 14th April and 2nd June to prolong its supply of pre-lockdown episodes, which finally ran out in mid-August.

The Beeb announced a resumption of filming in late July, noting that the show would return with forty-minute editions instead of the usual hour and that changes had been made to its Elstree filming site to reduce the risk of coronavirus spread.

Holby City, tonight at 8.30pm on BBC One

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