Former Doctor Who lead actor Paul McGann is to join BBC One’s medical saga Holby City.
The BBC has announced that Jaye Jacobs is reprising her role as Donna Jackson in Holby City while Lee Mead is following in Alex Walkinshaw’s footsteps by transitioning from Casualty.
BBC add another creative management layer as Oliver Kent is appointed Head of Continuing Drama Series
He’ll oversee all five continuing dramas in BBC Studios’ portfolio: EastEnders, Holby City, Casualty, Doctors and River City.
BBC Wales are celebrating their production centre being home to three major dramas set in the country – Ordinary Lies, The Green Hollow and Hinterland – to be shown across BBC One and BBC Four.
BBC iPlayer series Back to Ours is back for another special, this time with Casualty actors Cathy Shipton (Duffy) and Derek Thompson (Charlie) looking back at 30 years of the medical saga.
Long-running Casualty character Josh Griffiths, played by Ian Bleasdale, is back for the drama’s 30th anniversary special.
Former EastEnders star Pam St. Clement is to appear in an episode of fellow BBC serial Casualty later this month.
BBC One medical drama Casualty is to mark three decades on air with a feature-length movie-esq instalment on Saturday the 27th August.
The Hospital: Life And Death In A Week is a new six part documentary series for BBC Two.
Casualty’s 1000th episode features a special cameo appearance from the beloved ‘Lisa Duffin’, played by Cathy Shipton, on Sunday 26th June, the BBC have confirmed. ‘Duffy’ will also be welcomed back to the show permanently in August as she reunites with the Holby Emergency Department team.