Holby City - Series 19
2016 | Drama
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 features occasional crossovers of characters and plots with both Casualty 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 and Oliver Kent from 2013 to 2017.
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 time. In casting the first series, Young sought out actors who were already well known in the television industry, something which has continued throughout the show's history, with cast members including Patsy Kensit, Jane Asher, Robert Powell, Ade Edmondson and John Michie.
Tony McHale, Mal Young
Oliver Kent (2013–17), Simon Harper (2017−)
David Ajao as Damon Ford , Chizzy Akudolu as Mo Effanga , David Ames as Dominic Copeland, James Anderson as Oliver Valentine, Camilla Arfwedson as Zosia March , Bob Barrett as Sacha Levy, Ayesha Dharker as Nina Karnik , Lucinda Dryzek as Jasmine Burrows , Eleanor Fanyinka as Morven Digby , Olga Fedori as Frieda Petrenko, Hermione Gulliford as Roxanna MacMillan , Guy Henry as Henrik Hanssen , Salma Hoque as Meena Chowdhury, Jaye Jacobs as Donna Jackson , Rosie Marcel as Jac Naylor, Joe McFadden as Raf di Lucca , Paul McGann as John Gaskell , Lee Mead as Ben "Lofty" Chiltern , John Michie as Guy Self , Belinda Owusu as Nicky McKendrick , Hugh Quarshie as Ric Griffin, Jemma Redgrave as Bernie Wolfe , Catherine Russell as Serena Campbell , Christian Vit as Matteo Rossini , Alex Walkinshaw as Adrian Fletcher, Kaye Wragg as Essie Harrison, Darcey Burke as Emma Naylor-Maconie, Louis Davison as Parker Whitfield , Marc Elliott as Issac Mayfield , Kaisa Hammarlund as Inga Olsen , Ben Hull as Derwood "Mr T" Thompson , Nic Jackman as Cameron Dunn , Jonathan McGuiness as Tristan Wood , Carli Norris as Fran Reynolds , Billy Postlethwaite as Fredrik Johansson , Nick Rhys as Jeremy Warren , Jules Robertson as Jason Haynes, Jack Hawkins as Alex Lambert , Susan Brown as Birdie Thompson , Louisa Clein as Kim Whitfield , Macey Chipping as Evie Fletcher, Julia Deakin as Carole Copeland, Lloyd Everitt as Jez Andrews , Mark Healy as Robbie Medcalf , Amanda Henderson as Robyn Miller , Poppy Jhakra as Amira Zafar, Caroline Lee-Johnson as Patsy Brassvine, Bo London as Ella Fletcher , Tony Marshall as Noel Garcia , Amy McCallum as Elinor Campbell , Alan Morrissey as Kyle Greenham, Jamie Nichols as Lee Cannon , Gemma Oaten as Sydney Somers , Rob Ostlere as Arthur Digby , Tessa Peake-Jones as Imelda Cousins , Stanley Rabbetts as Theo Fletcher , Laura Rogers as Jemima Chase, Briana Shann as Mia Barron, Michael Stevenson as Iain Dean and Imogen Stubbs as Evelyn Chapman