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The victim is ready to return with Holby City Hospital staff on the front line in the fight against COVID-19

Casualty Is Ready To Return With A Powerful New Episode As Holby City Hospital Staff Combat The Devastating Impact Of Coronavirus COVID-19

Casualty is poised to return with the most powerful episode in its 35-year history, detailing the current coronavirus health crisis and its devastating impact on hospitals in the UK.

The long-running BBC show has resumed filming for the time being after the highly contagious virus, which has claimed the lives of more than 41,000 British citizens, abruptly halted production on all TV and film projects.

And viewers will see the beloved cast members work tirelessly on the NHS frontline as Holby City Hospital quell the effects of COVID-19.

Welcome back: Casualty is ready to return with the most powerful episode in its 35-year history, detailing the current coronavirus health crisis

Welcome back: Casualty is ready to return with the most powerful episode in its 35-year history, detailing the current coronavirus health crisis

Clinical Lead Connie Beauchamp, played by Amanda Mealing, will face the biggest test of her professional career after several team members have been hit by the potentially fatal virus.

As the hospital faces insurmountable opportunities in their fight against the coronavirus, Connie also faces a tough personal challenge after beloved Jacob, played by Charles Venn, also tests positive for COVID-19.

Luckily, she gains the unwavering support of Casualty staple Charlie Fairhead, the show’s longest-serving character, played by Derek Thompson.

Devastating: As the hospital faces insurmountable opportunities, Connie faces difficult clinical management Connie Beauchamp faces a personal challenge after beloved Jacob, played by Charles Venn (pictured), also tests positive for COVID-19

Devastating: As the hospital faces insurmountable opportunities, Connie faces difficult clinical management Connie Beauchamp faces a personal challenge after beloved Jacob, played by Charles Venn (pictured), also tests positive for COVID-19

Devastating: As the hospital faces insurmountable opportunities, Connie faces difficult clinical management Connie Beauchamp faces a personal challenge after beloved Jacob, played by Charles Venn (pictured), also tests positive for COVID-19

With Charlie devastated by the impact of COVID-19 on nursing homes and their vulnerable elderly residents, the couple are forced to make their most heartbreaking decision yet.

The pandemic also causes paramedic Lev, played by Uriel Emil, to leave the family home during lockown in a desperate attempt to protect his young son, who is recovering from cancer.

The decision adds another complication to Lev’s fraught 16-year marriage, to his wife Faith, played by Kirsty Mitchell, who is still coming to terms with the allegation that her husband had an illegal affair?

Preparation: Casualty's production team has developed a number of production protocols to ensure the series is produced both safely and responsibly (photo: Amanda Mealing on set)

Preparation: Casualty's production team has developed a number of production protocols to ensure the series is produced both safely and responsibly (photo: Amanda Mealing on set)

Preparation: Casualty’s production team has developed a number of production protocols to ensure the series is produced both safely and responsibly (photo: Amanda Mealing on set)

Looking back on the recurring show, Kate Oates, Head of Continuing Drama at BBC Studios said: ‘We are delighted to be back in production with BBC’s longest-running medical show.

The writers, Casualty teams, cast and crew are back on set with stories that reflect the extraordinary times we are going through.

“We can’t wait for the audience to see them and get back to the Saturday night program.”

The Casualty production team has developed a number of manufacturing protocols to ensure the series is produced both safely and responsibly, adhering to social distancing in accordance with current government guidelines.

The series returns to screens later this year with the slightly shorter duration of 40 minutes.

Two meter rule: social distancing is observed in accordance with current government guidelines

Two meter rule: social distancing is observed in accordance with current government guidelines

Two meter rule: social distancing is observed in accordance with current government guidelines

Back together: cast members George Rainsford and Neet Mohan laugh together on the socially detached set

Back together: cast members George Rainsford and Neet Mohan laugh together on the socially detached set

Back together: cast members George Rainsford and Neet Mohan laugh together on the socially detached set

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