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"'''Banking For Beginners'''" is the 51st episode of ''[[Casualty]]'' and the 11th episode of the [[Series 4|4th series]]. It was preceded by "[[Taking Stock]]" and followed by "[[Hanging On]]". The episode was directed by Jim Hill and written by Bryan Elsley.
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"'''Banking For Beginners'''" is the 51st episode of ''[[Casualty]]'' and the 11th episode of the [[Series 4|4th series]]. It was preceded by "[[Taking Stock]]" and followed by "[[Hanging On]]". The episode was directed by Jim Hill and written by Bryan Elsley.
 
== Synopsis ==
 
== Synopsis ==
Alex lunches with a friend, Jonathan, who offers to double her pay with a job in banking. She says she will think about it. As she is about to leave when a man collapses on the next table. She resuscitates him and takes him to Queens, but he dies. Duffy snaps at her for being later for her shift, until she explains. With Charlie away, Duffy is stressed, management have cut their agency budget, so they don’t have enough staff.
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Valerie's day starts off badly, when she oversleeps and ignores a cat's cry outside it's elderly owner's home, as she dashes off work. Jane, a social worker calls and finds her in a bad way and she's taken to hospital, where Valerie can't believe she could have done something to help her. Duffy ticks Alex off for being late for work but ends up with egg on her face, when she finds out the reason. She tried to save a man's life after having a working breakfast with a friend, trying to entice her to change careers. An ex-professional footballer has a drink problem and refuses to believe he's over the hill and expects his injury to take priority over other patients. Charlie's away and Valerie tells Duffy the budget for agency nurses has been frozen again and Jimmy's not happy with his new uniform. An elderly mother has to be admitted and it is Jimmy who sees the strange behaviour of the daughter and tries to get someone to check her, but fails, until she attacks her mother again.
 
An old lady, Mrs Calthan, is brought in with a broken hip from falling. Jimmy suspects her daughter, Mary, has pushed her downstairs, and tries to tell Lucy, but she dismisses it believing the old lady is senile. It is not until Mary pushes her off her cubicle bed, pushing Duffy and cutting her face in the process, that they realise she is the demented one. Jimmy is annoyed no-one takes him seriously, he confides in Alex that he is thinking of training to be a nurse.
 
 
Valerie has overslept, and rushes to leave the house for a budget meeting, she notices the house opposite of an elderly neighbour, Mrs Willis – but is too busy to check on her. A Social Worker, Jane Locke, decides to visit her on a hunch, and finds her with hypothermia collapsed on her living room floor. She later has a cardiac arrest.
 
 
A professional footballer for Holby Athletic, John Redpath, injures his leg during a match. He has a drinking problem and doesn’t realise his playing days are over – but his wife, Tamara, does – and that their marriage is too and kicks him where it hurts.
 
 
And Alex treats Dennis McGleary with a septic finger – and he asks her on a date.
 
 
 
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"Banking For Beginners" is the 51st episode of Casualty and the 11th episode of the 4th series. It was preceded by "Taking Stock" and followed by "Hanging On". The episode was directed by Jim Hill and written by Bryan Elsley.

Synopsis

Valerie's day starts off badly, when she oversleeps and ignores a cat's cry outside it's elderly owner's home, as she dashes off work. Jane, a social worker calls and finds her in a bad way and she's taken to hospital, where Valerie can't believe she could have done something to help her. Duffy ticks Alex off for being late for work but ends up with egg on her face, when she finds out the reason. She tried to save a man's life after having a working breakfast with a friend, trying to entice her to change careers. An ex-professional footballer has a drink problem and refuses to believe he's over the hill and expects his injury to take priority over other patients. Charlie's away and Valerie tells Duffy the budget for agency nurses has been frozen again and Jimmy's not happy with his new uniform. An elderly mother has to be admitted and it is Jimmy who sees the strange behaviour of the daughter and tries to get someone to check her, but fails, until she attacks her mother again. Template:Series 4

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