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A weekly medical drama centred on the lives of staff and patients in a busy city centre hospital. Available on BBC One, BBC One HD and Available on BBC iPlayer

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The medical drama was first broadcast as a spin-off to the popular Saturday night medical drama Casualty. That series was set in a busy Accident and Emergency Department in the fictitious Holby City Hospital. It was decided that there was room for a sister drama - and Holby City was born.

The series was originally focused on the wards of Darwin and Keller. However, as the series has grown, so has the number of wards and departments. The city of Holby is fictitious but is believed to be based upon the city of Bristol.

Holby City is filmed in Elstree, Herfordshire.

The series was created by Tony McHale and Mal Young and was first shown in January 1999.

The show began with 11 main characters, but they have all subsequently left the ensemble cast.

Past actors have included Angela Griffin, Celebrity MasterChef winner Lisa Faulkner and comedian Adrian Edmondson.

The show has broadcast many controversial plots and does not shy away from current medical issues, illnesses and operational procedures.

Script-writers are kept up to speed by researchers about political policies and nursing issues which could affect storylines. The series takes medical accuracy very seriously, and advisors (including heart surgeons) have been consulted to ensure factual consistency. Actors from the series have also spent time watching procedures to get an insight into the profession.

Holby City is popular with viewers and has been nominated for more than 100 awards.

Actors currently featured in Holby City include the two longest serving - Tina Hobley, who plays Chrissie Levy, and Hugh Quarshie as the popular and slightly maverick Ric Griffin.


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