Holby City(TV show/series, 1999-)

1h per episode | Genres: Soap / Telenovela, Drama

Scripted Reality in 21 seasons with 819 episodes

Holby CityRating: 2.9/5 (with 8 votes) 253
Holby City (styled as HOLBY CI+Y) is a British medical drama television series that airs weekly on BBC One. The series was created by Tony McHale and Mal Young as a spin-off from the established BBC medical drama Casualty, and premiered on 12 January 1999. It is set in the same hospital as Casualty, in the fictional city of Holby, and featured occasional crossovers of characters and plots with both Casualty (which featured dedicated episodes broadcast as Casualty@Holby City) and the show's 2007 police procedural spin-off HolbyBlue. Its first executive producers were Young and Johnathan Young, who were succeeded by Kathleen Hutchison from 2002 to 2004, Richard Stokes from 2004 to 2006, McHale from 2006 to 2010, Belinda Campbell from 2010 to 2011, Johnathan Young from 2011 to 2013, Oliver Kent from 2013 to 2017 and Simon Harper from 2017. Holby City airs once a week, all year round, and each series now contains 52 episodes. The show follows the lives of medical and ancillary staff at the fictional Holby City Hospital. It began with eleven main characters in its first series, all of whom have since left the show. New main characters have been both written in and out of the series since, with a core of around fifteen main actors employed on the serial at any given... ()
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About Holby City

Drama series about life on the wards of Holby City Hospital, following the highs and lows of the staff and patients.

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Holby City Seasons and Episodes

01/02/2019Series 21 - 52 episodes
#1 | 01/02/2019Everything Old Is New Again
Jac, Ric and Sacha face off against old rivals while pitching for a million-pound prize fund. But as the competition threatens to divide the group, should they be more worried about their friends than their enemies? Serena's new year is once again marked by tragedy when a loved one is brought in for emergency surgery. Dare Serena put her personal feelings aside and perform the operation to prevent history repeating itself?
#2 | 01/08/2019China Crisis
A surprise blast from the distant past returns to run a Young Adult Unit alongside top consultant Ange Godard. He successfully puts everyone on tenterhooks with his notorious barbs and quips, until things take a surprising turn, much to everyone's surprise. Nicky competes with Cameron for the junior doctor lead position only to realise that high accolades aren't everything when it to come to surgery. Serena steps in to protect her ward when an old face from the past turns up and offends them. Serena fails to see the funny side and takes control.
#3 | 01/15/2019The Burden of Proof
Ange finally allows Dominic the chance to work on her new unit, after much persistence, but she isn't sure whether he has the chops to be a great doctor. When Dominic is economical with the truth, Ange has to confront him and then feels that he's not trustworthy. Nicky and Cameron find common ground when they have to work alongside an unforgiving Jac. Struggling to prove that he's worthy, Cameron goes all out to impress her. When things go wrong, will Cameron be forced to confront his own mistakes? Ric's former wife Lola returns to Holby to work alongside her former flame on AAU. Serena and Zav are highly amused by the tension between them, but Ric soon realises that he actually has residual feelings for his ex. But are they reciprocated?
#4 | 01/22/2019A Daring Adventure or Nothing at All
Frieda is happy her life is on an even keel, but her contentment is shattered when her ex-boyfriend Roman unexpectedly reappears. Can a wary Frieda open her heart and dare to imagine a future she had thought was gone for good? With their relationship going well, Xavier is keen to step up and ease the burdens weighing on a stressed Donna. But all does not entirely go to plan when Zav embarks on some impromptu parenting of Mia. Ange feels the pressure as she works to sell her vision for her Young Adult Unit while treating a difficult and vulnerable patient. But striving to be all things to all people, Ange fails to get to grips with the behaviour of a returning colleague who might really need help.
#5 | 01/29/2019Mad as Hell
When Holby is overwhelmed by a winter crisis, Ric goes above and beyond to treat his patients. But as the pressure reaches fever pitch, can he continue to accept Holby surviving on nothing more than good will and the occasional miracle? To Jac and Fletch's concern, a grief-stricken Frieda immerses herself completely in work, but when she's challenged by a patient's confrontational father, and with her emotions running high, Frieda embarks on a fight she has to win. When Ange has her work cut out on YAU thanks to an obstinate teenager, it's down to Essie to persuade an unwilling Ange to enlist help from a source who's a bit too close to home.
#6 | 02/05/2019Force Majeure
When a family secret is exposed, the dispute causes a young patient to delay vital surgery, but fearing the consequences of such a decision, a concerned Ange must find a way to make her reconsider. Keen to highlight the constant pressures Holby faces on a daily basis, Ric enlists the help of an influential acquaintance. But when an innocent patient is caught up in his personal crusade will Ric do the right thing? When the opportunity to attend an overseas conference arises, Nicky and Cameron must battle it out, but with Nicky running on empty does she have the strength to come out on top?
#7 | 02/12/2019Good Side
While Holly's condition weighs heavily on an emotionally invested Ange, Holly's distraught parents must put their differences aside to make a heartbreaking decision, but are they prepared for what lies ahead? When new locum Chloe covers on Darwin, a smitten Cameron sets out to impress, but with a tricky patient keeping him on his toes will Cameron step up to the plate? There's no love lost between Xavier and Carole, so when a disgruntled Xavier is tasked with treating spiritual Carole, it's clear she's not the only one in pain.
#8 | 02/19/2019Never Say Never
Zosia arrives at Holby keen to get back working on Darwin. With her knack for irritating Jac in full swing, will Jac be able to track down Frieda before Zosia gets too comfortable? Ange struggles with Holly's parents who are intent on fighting for their daughter. When an offer of hope for radical treatment comes from America, Ange does her best to make them see what is really best for their daughter. Donna and Xavier struggle to keep their domestic arguments at home - will being forced to work closely together for the day sort out their differences or drive them further apart?
#9 | 02/26/2019Guts
Zosia's big news gets a mixed response, and Jac remains suspicious about her real reasons for returning to Holby. Zosia's situation is further complicated when a handsome American turns up wanting to tempt her back across the Atlantic. Sasha is rattled and embarrassed when an old flame appears on the ward with their ill partner. Following diagnosis, Sasha gets to try out his new transplant procedure and by the end of the day has two reasons to celebrate. Following an incident with protestors, Jason refuses to leave Hanssen's office until his demands are met. Despite Serena’s pleading, he stands firm and eventually a difficult decision is made about a long-term patient, much to Ange’s annoyance.
#10 | 03/05/2019Powerless
A computer virus shuts down Holby’s power, putting Jac and Connie at loggerheads as they fight against all odds and in makeshift conditions to save the lives of close friends and colleagues. During a hospital-wide evacuation, Ric mounts a daring rescue for a trapped and weakening Essie – even as he struggles with a shocking revelation about Darla. In the midst of chaos, can Ange and Serena agree on how best to care for Holly, who continues on life-support?
#11 | 03/19/2019A Simple Lie, Part 1
A desperate Ange pleads with Holly’s family to see reason, but when the ruling comes back, the anger finally boils over with devastating consequences for Fletch. Ric's son Kofi arrives at Holby wanting to find out what’s going on with Darla. Struggling to keep his granddaughter's pregnancy a secret, Ric battles to keep his family together and do what’s right for everyone. An excited Zosia looks forward to working with Frieda, only she doesn’t get the reception she was expecting. As the pair team up to tackle a case, Zosia does her best to win over Frieda, with hilarious results.
#12 | 03/20/2019A Simple Lie, Part Two
As the protesters grow angrier Holby tightens security, Fletch realises there may be darker forces at play with Theo’s disappearance. Chloe struggles to decide if staying at Holby is the right thing to do. Dom tries to persuade her, but is thrown off by a surprise visitor. A romantic evening doesn’t go as planned for Xavier and Donna when his mother arrives, putting Donna in a difficult position.
#13 | 03/26/2019Running
Ange follows a hunch and ends up uncovering a shocking and long buried secret – one with the potential to tear her life completely apart. A downbeat Frieda faces tough choices when an old friend of Roman’s appears in Holby in desperate need of help. Can she manage to work within the system and play by the rules? Cameron and Xavier are forced together on Darwin, where Xavier appears to take delight in Cameron’s dating woes.
#14 | 04/02/2019Ask No Questions
Chloe is surprised and immediately wrongfooted when ex-boyfriend Evan unexpectedly turns up on Darwin Ward. Is it possible he’s simply there to care for his sister Phoebe? As Ange reels from her recent earth-shattering discovery and tries to plan her next move, Carole unexpectedly confronts Dominic with painful and long-buried secrets from his past. In the midst of a chaotic shift, Donna is surprised by Mia’s unexpected appearance – forcing Donna to navigate some sensitive parenting territory.
#15 | 04/09/2019The Family Way
A bewildered Dom struggles to come to terms with a shocking family secret and he immerses himself in work. However being around Ange proves difficult, causing Dom to make a drastic decision about his career. Will Ange convince Dom to change his mind? Donna will do anything to protect her daughter, but when she oversteps the line in a well-meaning attempt to shield Mia, Donna’s parenting is called into question. Though Serena offers some sound advice, can Donna accept Mia is growing up? An enthusiastic Zosia is keen to take on more challenging cases but Jac, still privately resentful towards Zosia, sidelines her. Feeling disgruntled, Zosia undermines Jac’s authority, but it only adds strain to their already fraught relationship.
#16 | 04/16/2019North and South
A startling incident forces Zosia to reconsider her future at Holby, Cameron has to treat a close relative of Xavier's, and Dom tries to keep Carole at arm's length.
#17 | 04/23/2019Pleased to Meet You
Jac’s top-dog status is challenged when a talented new surgeon starts at Holby and instantly causes a stir. Dom is irritated when Carole starts work on reception, and Ange tries to limit family fallout. Donna is flattered to be offered a new career opportunity, but does she really want the extra responsibility?
#18 | 04/30/2019Vinegar and Honey
Kian’s big personality and alternative methods are beginning to grate on Jac, but is it just a case of professional jealousy? Fletch reminds her that she’s only as good as her team and should allow him to thrive. Dom tells Ange he wants to be a proper part of her and Chloe’s lives. In response Ange finally opens up to Dom, revealing a big family secret. When Sue makes a big mistake on her first day at the new job, Donna covers it up. However being the favourite of the new boss poses new challenges.
#19 | 05/07/2019Ex Marks the Spot
Ange plans to tell Chloe her biggest secret, but a surprise locum throws her day into disarray. Ric’s granddaughter, Darla, arrives at Holby, forcing Ric to deal with her pregnancy head on. Kian rallies Nicky and Cameron to help him find out who Jac’s mystery patient is.
#20 | 05/14/2019The Wrong Horse
As Chloe tries to come to terms with the news that Dominic is her half-brother, she’s forced to operate with him and Ange. But as tension boils over and Evan helps her uncover a home truth, will Chloe be able to cope? Lofty returns to Holby after the holiday of a lifetime. With something clearly on his mind, he wants to speak to Dominic but misses his moment when he learns that Ange is Dominic’s birth mother. But what is Lofty hiding, and who is just around the corner? When an infestation of rodents takes refuge at Sacha’s home, he decides it’s time to move out of Jac’s house and leave her in peace. Jac worries whether he’s really ready, but what will Sacha do to convince her?
#21 | 05/21/2019Unredeemed
Dominic faces his difficult past when he goes head to head with his abusive ex, Isaac. Ange and Carole band together in order to cope with the fact that Isaac has returned, affecting Dominic’s life. Jac’s conscience is thrown into conflict when she meets a previous patient who has something she wants. How far will she go for personal gain?
#22 | 05/28/2019Bloodline
Will Lofty and Dom’s marriage survive under the pressure of Isaac’s presence at Holby, and is Sacha’s relationship with Patricia over before it’s even begun?
#23 | 06/04/2019In the Right Place
As Dom and Isaac grow closer, is Dom at risk of falling under his spell? Hanssen finds himself in unfamiliar territory when an estranged relative arrives at Holby, and Chloe gets an unpleasant surprise when she returns to work.
#24 | 06/11/2019Over My Dead Body
The manipulative Isaac continues to drive a wedge between Dom and Lofty, but when Isaac puts Lofty in harm’s way and the net is closing in, is Isaac’s fate sealed? Good intentions backfire for Cameron when an intervention doesn’t go his way, but when faced with an opportunity to protect Chloe, Cameron makes a selfless gesture. Hanssen must navigate the world of parenting to figure out what’s troubling his unusually quiet grandson Oskar.
#25 | 06/20/2019Pigeon
When Xavier’s mum arrives on AAU talking in riddles, Donna does her best to shelter him from her behaviour - but will he appreciate the intervention? Sacha makes a romantic gesture but finds something unexpected in Patricia’s cleaning cupboard. Nicky turns her nose up at working with Jac, who ensures she’ll live to regret it.
#26 | 06/25/2019Kiss Kiss
Xavier tries to build bridges with Donna, but she’s having none of it. Cameron can’t quite shift his feelings of unease around Evan, and when he overhears a phone call his suspicions are confirmed. And Fletch is anxious about his first official date with Ange, especially when work threatens to get in the way.
#27 | 07/09/2019Flying Solo
Cameron tries to prove himself to Kian, but they clash over Kian's teaching methods. A frustrated Xavier gets relationship advice from the most unlikely source, and Carole opens up to Hanssen about her woes with Dominic and impending divorce.
#28 | 07/10/2019Reckless
Chloe’s day is thrown into chaos when Evan is attacked. With his life on the line, Evan asks Chloe a surprising question. Dominic is put under pressure when a surprise visitor arrives at Holby looking for Lofty. Wanting to keep his marriage intact, Dominic is forced to make a difficult decision. And after a night of partying together, Serena and Fleur Fanshawe are thrown together to help a patient on AAU.
#29 | 07/16/2019Honeymoon
As her loved ones continue to worry about her, Chloe learns more about Evan. Cameron wants to get out from under Bernie’s shadow, but he receives some devastating news. Hanssen learns that his grandson is not the only one who believes in the tooth fairy.
#30 | 07/23/2019Don't Leave Me
On the anniversary of a personal tragedy, Kian decides he must save a life today. Hanssen worries that with his family history he shouldn’t look after Oskar and wonders whether nature or nurture will have a greater effect on his grandson. Cameron struggles to accept some recent news and refuses help from Alex. When Serena tries to help him, she receives surprising news.
#31 | 07/30/2019Things My Mother Told Me
As the Holby team give a warm send off to a much beloved colleague, a surprising revelation sends Cameron into a spin. However, Cameron crosses the line when his drunken behaviour spills onto the ward.
#32 | 08/06/2019When Worlds Collide
Jac’s work-life balance is called into question when her ex’s new fiancee arrives at Holby with Emma in tow, and she’s forced to make a career changing decision. Will life on Darwin ever be the same? As Serena's tough façade slowly unravels, is grief finally catching up with her? And Dominic is on a mission to find out what Hanssen and Carole are secretly up to.
#33 | 08/13/2019Work-Life Balance
Is Chloe brave enough to tell Evan she wants a divorce? And what will he do if she does? Faced with choosing between work and his personal life, will Hanssen learn from past mistakes? And will having their therapist as a patient bring Dom and Lofty closer or push them further apart?
#34 | 08/20/2019Where Does It Hurt?
A distressed stranger turns up looking for Raf di Lucca. Will her secret change Essie’s life forever? Xav questions Ric’s competence, but is Ric’s outrage hiding a graver concern? Nicky learns to trust her instincts – and that includes suspicions about sinister Evan too.
#35 | 08/27/2019Babysitters and Bystanders
Chloe's day is thrown into chaos when Evan's sister, Phoebe, returns to Holby. Essie is left torn when she is forced to make a difficult decision, and a high profile patient is admitted to AAU, but are things exactly as they seem?
#36 | 09/03/2019The Perfect Storm
Jac is rocked when Faye Morton returns to Holby bringing Joseph with her. Sacha struggles to do the right thing for a family grieving their mother.
#37 | 09/10/2019Gods and Monsters
A friendly face from the past gives Ric someone to confide in. Fletch goes on a mission that could cost him his relationship with Ange.
#38 | 09/17/2019Circle of Life
Fearing something may be wrong with him, Ric is absent when his granddaughter, Darla, goes into early labour. When Isla requires emergency surgery, Essie’s lie that she’s her adopted mother is in danger of being exposed. And as Chloe tries to move on from Evan, she has a feeling that he’s watching her.
#39 | 09/24/2019Retreat
Evan refuses to give up on Chloe and proves what a real threat he can be. Cameron abandons his quest to help Ric when he receives heart-breaking news.
#40 | 10/01/2019Divine Justice
Will it be Chloe or Evan’s version of events that will be believed? How can a grieving Cameron make amends for failing Chloe when she needed him most? And what will an MRI scan reveal about Ric’s future?
#41 | 10/08/2019This Be the Verse
Both Ric and Darla are faced with life-changing decisions, an aggressive stranger at the hospital threatens to blow Essie’s baby secret wide open, and will Kian be able to mend the heart of an old flame?
#42 | 10/15/2019Hope is a Powerful Drug
Essie is torn when Frankie returns wanting to take Isla home, Ric is caught between Serena and top neurosurgeon Max McGerry as they clash over his treatment options, and Jac returns from holiday and wastes no time in winding up a stressed Kian.
#43 | 10/22/2019Promise
Max performs dangerous brain surgery on Ric, who must confront his own mortality. Dom is shocked when Helen returns to Holby and Lofty finds out she’s pregnant.
#44 | 10/29/2019Hubble Bubble
It’s Halloween and Cameron is haunted by his own ghosts. Jac receives a bombshell from Stacey, and will Dominic overstep the mark when it comes to Lofty’s baby?
#45 | 11/05/2019Remember, Remember
In Holby City’s 1,000th episode, Jac is due to perform a milestone surgery, but will personal issues cloud her judgement? It’s Holby City Hospital’s 150th birthday and a familiar face returns for Fletch’s VIP celebration, but why are they really here? Ric is discharged from hospital, but is this the last Holby will ever see of the legendary surgeon?
#46 | 11/12/2019Sandra's Choice
As Elliot’s concern for Jac grows, will he ever be able to tell her his secret? Lofty is determined to be there for his new family, but will it be smooth sailing from here? Sacha is conflicted when his feelings for Essie resurface.
#47 | 11/19/2019We Are All the Stars
A heartbroken Lofty and Helen are rocked by tragic news which tears their world apart. A guilty Xavier evaluates his working relationship with Donna, and are the cards stacked against Jac at Darwin’s mortality and morbidity review?
#48 | 11/26/2019Blurring the Lines
Kian is desperate to deliver the surgery that Bea desires, but stressed Jac won’t play ball. How much will Kian sacrifice to give Bea what she wants? Dom and Lofty are too busy putting others first and not dealing with their own problems. Is their relationship strong enough to survive these tough times? Donna distracts herself by focusing on returning patient Cherie Grimes. But when fun-loving Cherie goes missing, will Donna be brave enough to convince them both to face their fears?
#49 | 12/03/2019Bell Jar
Elliot needs life-saving surgery. Jac is the only one qualified to do it, but will her struggles with anxiety result in her killing her mentor? Cameron sees an opportunity to make amends for past actions, but does so by manipulating a patient’s relative for his own ends. Still struggling with grief, Dom and Lofty are thrown when Carole returns from holiday blissfully unaware of their loss. Will she bring them together or only drive them further apart?
#50 | 12/10/2019Kintsugi - in 2d
Jac has to face some home truths in the Psychiatric Unit when she's visited by the three wise men. Chloe gets some life-changing news that she has to share with Evan's sister, Phoebe. Xav and Cameron battle to save the life of a young stab victim, but they soon discover that the girl isn't as innocent as she seems when her mother turns up.
#51 | 12/17/2019Lemons - in 9d
On the day he and Dom are due to renew their wedding vows, Lofty finally makes a decision about what he really wants in life. A newly pregnant Chloe wrestles with her conscience, and Sacha attempts put himself first, which means he has to say no to hosting Christmas with Essie.
#52 | 12/19/2019Be True, Be Brave, Be Kind - in 11d
When Bea requires emergency surgery, a suspended Kian takes matters into his own hands, but at what cost? Essie’s feathers are ruffled by a flash new consultant, and how will Dominic react to an unwanted Christmas gift?
01/02/2018Series 20 - 4 episodes
10/11/2016Series 19 - 38 episodes
10/13/2015Series 18 - 52 episodes
10/14/2014Series 17 - 52 episodes
10/15/2013Series 16 - 52 episodes
10/16/2012Series 15 - 52 episodes
10/18/2011Series 14 - 52 episodes
10/19/2010Series 13 - 52 episodes
10/20/2009Series 12 - 55 episodes
10/21/2008Series 11 - 52 episodes
10/16/2007Series 10 - 53 episodes
10/24/2006Series 9 - 52 episodes
10/18/2005Series 8 - 52 episodes
10/19/2004Series 7 - 52 episodes
10/07/2003Series 6 - 52 episodes
?Season 5 - 2 episodes
10/09/2001Series 4 - 6 episodes
10/05/2000Series 3 - 13 episodes
11/25/1999Series2 - 15 episodes
01/12/1999Season 1 - 9 episodes

Additional Information

Official websites:
Production country: United Kingdom (UK)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 5 languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Polish (PL), Russian (RU)
Status: Returning series
First episode released on: 01/12/1999
Latest episode released on: 11/26/2019
Appearing Characters: Nicky McKendrick, Harry Tressler, Connie Beauchamp, Colette Sheward, Mary-Claire Carter, Adrian Fletcher, Serena Campbell, Jason Haynes
Cast: Jules Knight, Niamh McGrady, Alex Walkinshaw, Amanda Mealing, Louise Delamere
Camera Setup: Single-camera setup

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