Holby City

Thinking Outside The Neurotypical Box

Kathy Lette | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Parents
Kathy Lette

diversify What my son has taught me is that there is no such thing as normal and abnormal, just ordinary and extraordinary - and people on the spectrum have a lateral, literal, tangential logic which is truly original and fascinating.

Autistic People Are Acting Every Day - Acting Trying To Be Normal

Jules Robertson | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jules Robertson

diversify Playing Jason is helping people to understand more about autism, which is the important thing. What I want people to understand is that 'Normal' is just the setting on a washing machine. I also think that in years to come, it will be seen as just as embarrassing to cast a neurotypical person to play the Rain Main as it is now to cast a white man to play Othello in black make-up. I hope my success will encourage other autistic people to take up acting.

'Strictly Come Dancing' Bosses Confirm Second 'Holby City' Star For Line-Up

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Entertainment

‘Holby City’ actress Chizzy Akudolu has become the 12th celebrity confirmed for this year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. She is the second of fi...

'Holby City' And Former 'Strictly' Star Laila Rouass 'Caught Up' In Barcelona Attack

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Entertainment

Former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ contestant and ‘Holby City’ star Laila Rouass has assured her fans she’s safe, after being caught up in the B...

Confirmed! 'Holby City' Star Joe McFadden Set For 'Strictly Come Dancing'

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 12.08.2017 | UK Entertainment

‘Holby City’ star Joe McFadden has been announced as the sixth celebrity taking part in this year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. The news that ...

'Casualty' And 'Holby City' Stars Among The BBC's More Surprising High-Earners

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Entertainment

‘Casualty’ actor Derek Thompson is among the surprisingly high-earners at the BBC, a new report has revealed. On Wednesday (19 July), the BBC’s ...

Last Night The BBC's Holby City Got It Wrong

Dr Richard Biddle | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Richard Biddle

Last night's viewing was compelling, but sometimes broadcasters need to take a little more care with what they screen. Approximately one in 500 people in the UK already have a stoma and the NHS carries out approximately 6,400 colostomy operations each year. I'll leave you to do the maths, but the chances are that last night's negative portrayal will have been watched by more than one 'interested' party. I'm thinking not just about patients in waiting, but also their families and friends too.

The Chase's Anne Hegerty Labels Contestant A ‘Cold-Hearted B****’

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Entertainment

We wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of Anne ‘The Governess’ Hegerty on ‘The Chase’, so we felt for actress Rosie Marcel during a recen...

Former 'EastEnders' Star Swaps Walford For Holby

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

Soap fans will recognise a familiar face popping up in ‘Holby City’ in the coming months. Former ‘EastEnders’ star Marc Elliott has joined the...

TW: Saying Bad Things About Trigger Warnings

Charlie Evans | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Evans

The "trigger warning" has taken a world of its own in the past two years, as it now seemingly dominates FemSoc groups and Far-Left activists Twitter timelines. I have been a regular critic of this phenomenon, and have usually been decried as "insensitive" or someone who lacks empathy. But it is time to set the record straight...

Dear BBC Controller

Rachel Burkinshaw | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rachel Burkinshaw

I've made my complaint known - via Twitter, via Facebook and via the BBC online complaints system - and I've written this blog. BUT the damage is done. Nothing is going to be able to take away their careless portrayal of EGID to the 5 million who watched Holby City on Tuesday night.

A Chat With Holby/Rev Veteran Jimmy Akingbola

Roger Crow | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Actor Jimmy Akingbola has been a stage an screen regular for years, making his mark in BBC cop drama Holby Blue (when we first had a phone chat). Sinc...

Helen Lands BBC Acting Job

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

Helen Flanagan in a nurses uniform? Yep, we're pretty sure that's something that a lot of her admirers would like to see and now it's set to become a ...

BBC Under Fire For 'Holby City' One Direction Scenes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

The BBC has come under fire over a 'Holby City' scene that depicted a One Direction fan threatening Little Mix star Perrie Edwards, who is engaged to ...

Drama To Leave You 'Breathless'

Roger Crow | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Paul Unwin may not be a household name, but in TV terms he's a serious mover and shaker as one of the brains behind British TV's longest running medical saga, Casualty. I spoke to the amiable writer, director and photographer about his recent project, ITV's period medical drama Breathless.

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EXCLUSIVE: Hobley's 'Really Strong' Holby Exit Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

Tina Hobley has revealed her 'Holby City' exit storyline will see her character of 12 years, Chrissie Williams, leave the show with a smile on her fac...

Broadchurch's Next Star?

PA | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Tina Hobley has admitted she left Holby City in the hope of landing a part in Broadchurch. The actress had starred in the BBC medical drama for 12 ...

Which Hospital Drama Is Paul O'Grady Joining?

PA | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Paul O'Grady is to join the cast of BBC drama Holby City. The 58-year-old funnyman and presenter, who has twice suffered heart attacks, will be pla...

Hi-de-Hi! Actor Dies

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

The Hi-de-Hi! actor Paul Shane has died at the age of 72 following a short illness. The star of the 80s BBC sitcom was surrounded by friends and fa...

Man Remanded On 'Casualty' Actor Attack Charge

PA | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

A 32-year-old man appeared in court today accused of biting off part of former Casualty actor Clive Mantle's ear. Philip McGilvray, of Arbroath Gro...

Holby Star Marries Man Who 'Saved Her from Stalker'

PA | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Holby City star Rosie Marcel has married the man who supported her when she was stalked by a fan, at a "crazy, silly wedding" in Las Vegas. The act...

'Casualty' Actor Has Part Of Ear Bitten Off

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Clive Mantle, who starred as surgeon Mike Barrett in the TV series 'Casualty' and later 'Holby City', has had part of his ear bitten off in Newcastle....

You'll Never Guess Who Has Done The Harlem Shake Now

Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

It's the craze that's sweeping the nation, and now even actors and crew on hit medical drama Holby City are getting in on it. The calm scene of peo...

Angela Griffin's 'Most Debauched Job Ever'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

It’s Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Sarah Parish we’re talking about. Three equally glamorous but physically opposite female specimens like someth...

The BBC Needs a New USP

M.R. Hall | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
M.R. Hall

In short, the BBC is flush with cash - nearly £5 billion each year - but doesn't quite know what it should be doing with it. It's not quite sure if it's a quasi-business or a public service, it's nervous of sounding patrician and it's terrified of taking big creative risks for fear of losing ratings.