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Series 33 is the 33rd series of Casualty and aired from 11 August 2018 to 10 August 2019. Filming for the series' first episode likely took place in spring 2018. It was initially set to comprise 47 episodes, but the final two episodes were merged into one. In November 2018, new titles were introduced.

In February 2019, it was revealed that the 26th episode of the series would be the first part of a two-part crossover with sister show Holby City - the first since December 2005.[1]

The beginning of the series saw the departure of paramedic Sam Nicholls, portrayed by Charlotte Salt. In November, Gabriella Leon and Shaheen Jafargholi joined the main cast as student nurses Jade Lovall and Marty Kirkby respectively. Over three years after her first appearance on the show, Chelsea Halfpenny made her final appearance as registrar Alicia Munroe. Four episodes later, Azuka Oforka departed from her role as senior staff nurse Louise Tyler, over six years after her arrival during the show's 27th series. In February 2019, the show's spring trailer revealed that Genesis Lynea and Jack Nolan would join the cast as Archie Hudson and Will Noble respectively; they made their first appearances on the show the following month. In April, Neet Mohan, who portrayed junior doctor Rashid Masum, temporarily departed from the show, and it was announced that Amanda Mealing would take a break from portraying consultant Connie Beauchamp. In May, it was revealed that after three years on the show, Jaye Griffiths would make her final appearance as Elle Gardner later that month.[2]

Series guest appearances

The series opener saw the introduction of Max Parker as recovering drug addict Alasdair "Base" Newman. Di Botcher continued her role as senior paramedic Jan Jenning, a role she started in the previous series; Rebecca Ryan also continued her role as porter Gem Dean, who first appeared in the show's 31st series. Also continuing into series 33 was Blake Gardner, portrayed by Kai Thorne.

In June, it was announced that Sharon Gless would return as neurosurgeon Zsa Zsa Harper-Jenkinson.[3] In August, it was revealed that Ellen Thomas would appear as Omo Masters, the mother of nurse Jacob Masters.[4] Later that month, a trailer was released, revealing that Brian Carroll, portrayed by Matthew Marsh, would make another appearance on the show; his last appearance was during the show's 30th series in 2016.[5]

Episode 2 saw Belinda Stewart-Wilson reprise her role as Ciara Cassidy; she had previously appeared earlier that year in March. The following episode saw the final appearance of Joe Gaminara as foundation doctor Eddie McAllister after a long storyline which saw his character rape registrar Alicia Munroe. In the same episode, Clive Wood made his first appearance as Bill Crowthers who would later become involved in a storyline surrounding Charlie Fairhead and Lisa "Duffy" Duffin. Buckso Dhillon-Woolley reappeared as Madia Masum; she would make an additional appearance in episode 9.

Episode 5 saw the first appearance of Ciara Cassidy's estranged husband Joel Dunns, portrayed by Gyuri Sarossy. Chris Gordon also joined the show as drug dealer Ross West. In episode 7, Sujaya Dasgupta and Jennifer Hulman made their first appearances as Jamila Vani and Rachael Crowthers respectively. Gareth David-Lloyd made his first appearance as Joshua Bowers in episode 12. In the subsequent episode, Paul Barber joined the show as homeless patient Ernest Maxwell.

In episode 22, Amy Noble reprised her role as DC Kate Wilkinson, a character who had appeared on-off since 2015. In February 2019, it was announced via a tweet from Charles Venn that Ellen Thomas would make reprise her role as Omo Masters later that year.[6] . In episode 23, Sacharissa Claxton made her first appearance as Lilley Maxwell. The following week, Siân Reeves returned as Kim Harrison; she last appeared in the series 31 episode "Binge Britain".

On 20 February, the full cast list for the first part of the crossover with Holby City was released, revealing that 14 characters from the show would make a guest appearance, including former Casualty regular Adrian "Fletch" Fletcher, portrayed by Alex Walkinshaw.[7]

Cast

For a listing of character appearances in this series, see Character appearances#Series 33.

Main characters

Recurring characters

Guest characters

Episodes

Episode No. Series No. Title Director(s) Writer(s) Original airdate
1093 1 Episode 1093 Steve Brett Simon Norman 11 August 2018
3301Explosion.jpg Iain's mistake with a patient has serious repercussions, putting many lives in danger.
1094 2 Episode 1094 Steve Brett Patrick Holmes 18 August 2018
3302IainVisitsSamsBody.jpg Ciara comes back into Dylan's life, while the fallout from the crash affects the whole department.
1095 3 Episode 1095 Thomas Hescott Marissa Lestrade and Steve Bailie 25 August 2018
3303EddieInCourt.jpg After recent traumatic events, how will Alicia cope with returning to work earlier than expected?
1096 4 Episode 1096 Thomas Hescott Jeff Povey 1 September 2018
3304DylanBlamesIain.jpg Tensions run high on the day of Sam's funeral, as a grieving Iain faces his tribunal hearing.
1097 5 Episode 1097 Judith Dine Jerome Bucchan-Nelson and Dana Fainaru 15 September 2018
3305IainTreatsBase.jpg David and Ciara fight over Dylan - who will he choose? Iain returns to work, trying to make up for Mia's death.
1098 6 Episode 1098 Judith Dine Chris Murray 22 September 2018
3306DylanAndCiara.jpg When Ciara comes into the hospital, Dylan faces a personal tragedy. Will he be able to stay on the wagon? Iain secures Base a place in rehab. Blake hears an anecdote about Jacob's mother Omo and becomes determined to find her.
1099 7 Episode 1099 Alex Jacob Jon Sen 29 September 2018
3307RubyTalksToJan.jpg Ruby and Iain are together for a shift, neither keen on the idea, and it gets worse when they find out they have been pranked by kids. A pregnant woman is involved in a car crash, and Duffy confides in an old flame.
1100 8 Episode 1100 Alex Jacob Rachel Paterson 6 October 2018
3308JacobRestrainsOmo.jpg Jacob is faced with his past. Will Iain's heroics stop him spiralling out of control?
1101 9 Episode 1101 Jordan Hogg Dana Fainaru 13 October 2018
3309DylanConfrontsBrian.jpg Zsa Zsa returns to save Dylan, but can even she help him? Rash reels from his break-up with Gem.
1102 10 Episode 1102 Jordan Hogg Oliver Frampton 20 October 2018
3310DylanSmiling.jpg It is judgement day for the ED, as the inspectors descend. Dylan has to face Ciara. Louise's management style frustrates the nursing team.
1103 11 Episode 1103 James Bryce Jason Sutton 27 October 2018
3311IainInFire.jpg Duffy wakes to find she has made a huge mistake. Is Iain really coping as well as he claims?
1104 12 Episode 1104 James Bryce Rob Gittins 3 November 2018
3312LouiseMeetsJade.jpg Louise takes a chance on a young nurse, and Iain finally reaches out for help.
1105 13 Episode 1105 Julie Edwards Dana Fainaru 17 November 2018
3313DylanHoldsCiara.jpg Dylan and Ciara make their escape. Will they finally get their happily ever after?
1106 14 Episode 1106 Julie Edwards Steve Bailie 24 November 2018
3314DylanAndCiara.jpg It's crunch time for Dylan and Ciara, while Jade and Marty start to get along.
1107 15 Episode 1107 Eric Styles Dana Fainaru 1 December 2018
3315IainOnRoof.jpg After a hard day, Iain seeks comfort in the wrong place. Duffy makes a shocking diagnosis.
1108 16 Episode 1108 Eric Styles Katie Douglas 8 December 2018
3316DuffyAdmitsInfidelity.png Tension runs high when Bill is admitted to the ED - will Charlie find out about Duffy's affair? Alicia learns to trust her instincts.
1109 17 Episode 1109 Paul Riordan Oliver Frampton 22 December 2018
3317DavidReadsCiarasLetter.jpg Dylan faces a traumatic Christmas in Resus. Noel is delighted to have met his Christmas fundraising goal, but can't quite decide on a charity to give the money to.
1110 18 Episode 1110 Matthew Evans Katie Douglas 5 January 2019
3318IainBeaten.jpg Iain gets beaten up, and Marty chooses his career over friendship with Jade.
1111 19 Episode 1111 Matthew Evans Julie Dixon 12 January 2019
3319AliciaArguesWithEthan.jpg Alicia saves a baby, and the reality of Duffy's diagnosis starts to sink in.
1112 20 Episode 1112 Paul Riordan Rebecca Wojciechowski 19 January 2019
3320AliciaKissesEthanGoodbye.jpg Alicia gets a coveted fellowship in Manchester. Will she choose Ethan or her career? Meanwhile, Marty's lies come back to bite him.
1113 21 Episode 1113 David Innes Edwards Pete Lawson 26 January 2019
3321IainAtGunPoint.jpg Iain walks into the firing line to protect his team. Will he be able to talk the gunman down? Meanwhile, Louise kicks up a fuss to save Ernest.
1114 22 Episode 1114 David Innes Edwards Rachel Paterson 2 February 2019
3322IainInPrisonCell.jpg Iain faces time behind bars for attacking Ross. Will anyone believe his version of events? Ethan starts to move on from Alicia, and Louise vows to protect her nurses.
1115 23 Episode 1115 James Bryce Debbie Owen 9 February 2019
3323ConnieAttacked.png Louise pulls out all the stops to get Ernest his surgery, but will it be enough to save his life? Connie alienates the team just when she needs them the most.
1116 24 Episode 1116 James Bryce Chris Murray 16 February 2019
3324LouiseAndLilleyWithErnest.jpg Connie's attack strikes fear in the ED. Meanwhile, Louise takes a stand and, as a last resort, Iain reaches out to someone from his past.
1117 25 Episode 1117 Fiona Walton Simon Norman 23 February 2019
3325IainAttemptsSuicide.jpg Iain and Ruby get called to a difficult case of a little girl who has been involved in a hit and run accident, and Marty plays counsellor to a female couple who have been bottled by some men who saw them kissing.
1118 26 Episode 1118 Steve Brett Michelle Lipton 2 March 2019
3326ElleSachaJanAtCrash.jpg A cyber-attack rocks Holby hospital at the worst possible time. Meanwhile, Ruby learns to trust her instincts as Iain’s life hangs in the balance.
1119 27 Episode 1119 Andy Newbery Oliver Frampton 9 March 2019
3327GemFindsSuicideNotes.jpg The aftermath of Iain’s attempted suicide ripples its way through the ED. Will Gem learn to come to terms with Iain’s pain? Full of guilt, Ruby goes out of her way for a patient.
1120 28 Episode 1120 Andy Newbery Hamish Wright 23 March 2019
3328ConnieWarnsArchie.jpg New registrar Archie Hudson has a baptism of fire in the Holby ED, while Duffy finally lets Charlie in on her big secret.
1121 29 Episode 1121 Paul Riordan Chris Lindsay and Nick Fisher 30 March 2019
3329ArchieConfrontsWill.jpg Locum registrar Will Noble makes quite the impression in the ED, reconnecting with Ethan, an old uni friend, and ingratiating himself with the staff by treating them to coffees. Archie is not fooled by this charm offensive and keeps a close eye on Will. Meanwhile, Charlie keeps Duffy off cases and working on admin, despite the nursing staff struggling with the number of patients.
1122 30 Episode 1122 Kate Saxon Kim Millar 6 April 2019
3330CharlieBeratesDavid.jpg Charlie snaps under the pressure of keeping Duffy’s secret, putting David’s career on the line when he gets too close to the truth. Rash chooses Gem over travelling the world, and Connie is shocked when a paramedic is attacked by an unknown assailant.
1123 31 Episode 1123 Kate Saxon Jeff Povey 13 April 2019
3331BillConfrontsConnie.png Connie comes face to face with her attacker in the ED, and Duffy finally comes clean about her dementia diagnosis. Ruby starts to get uncomfortable when Dani keeps turning up out of the blue, Jan and Ruby discuss Iain’s return, and Jade’s nursing registration comes through.
1124 32 Episode 1124 Dafydd Palfrey Avril E Russell and Mark Catley 20 April 2019
3332WillHugsToby.jpg With Gem’s help, Rash makes the choice to follow his dream of travelling. Will risks Connie’s wrath to help a patient, Charlie realises that he has underestimated Duffy, and Jade is excited to finally be a registered nurse.
1125 33 Episode 1125 Paul Riordan Barbara Machin 27 April 2019
3333IainUrgingRoxNotToJump.jpg Working as a 999 call handler helps Iain learn to open up, though he feels frustrated not to be out in the field.
1126 34 Episode 1126 Daikin Marsh Dana Fainaru 4 May 2019
3334IainHelpsAaron.jpg Iain goes above and beyond on his first day back as a paramedic, Charlie steps on Duffy’s toes trying to defend her right to work, Connie offers Will another interview, and Elle is hurt that Connie doesn’t react to her choosing to take a new job.
1127 35 Episode 1127 Daikin Marsh Oliver Frampton 11 May 2019
3335WillHelpsTobyDie.jpg Will faces the biggest medical dilemma of his career when Toby returns to the ED. Ruby continues to keep Dani a secret, allowing her to get even closer. Charlie and Duffy renew their vows, and Marty returns to the ED from secondment to find Jade miffed that he didn’t keep in touch.
1128 36 Episode 1128 Eric Styles Rob Gittins 25 May 2019
3336ElleConfrontsConnie.jpg Elle discovers the truth about her new job and turns her back on Connie and Holby forever. Ruby continues to hide the truth about Dani from her team, while Jacob discovers Omo is out of psychiatric care.
1129 37 Episode 1129 Eric Styles Pete Lawson 1 June 2019
3337ConnieAndCiaran.jpg With the arrival of brash troubleshooter Ciaran, Connie is shocked to discover she's no longer the boss in her own department. Jacob decides to fight to protect his mum and Iain steps up to support Jan.
1130 38 Episode 1130 Fiona Walton Chris Murray 8 June 2019
3338RubyConvincesDaniToOpenDoor.jpg Ruby plucks up the courage to confess about Dani, Jade finds someone who believes in her and starts to believe in herself, Ciaran is tested by the team and discovers he’s got a battle on his hands, and Archie and Will bond over making fun of Ciaran’s productivity charts.
1131 39 Episode 1131 Fiona Walton Johanne McAndrew and Elliot Hope 15 June 2019
3339ConnieCatchesVessel.png Connie’s worst fears are realised when she comes back from her conference to find Ciaran has taken over her ED and her office. Everything important to her is slipping away. Meanwhile, Jacob uncovers the truth about his mother and vows to protect her.
1132 40 Episode 1132 Nimer Rashed Johanne McAndrew and Claire Miller 22 June 2019
3340DuffyHangsUpUniform.jpg Duffy makes the tough decision to hang up her uniform. Jacob discovers a truth from his past. Connie is furious with Ciaran when she finds out that Duffy has stepped down.
1133 41 Episode 1133 Julie Edwards Rachel Paterson 29 June 2019
3341JacobBurnsFathersName.jpg Jacob says a final goodbye to Omo, and a desperate Archie turns to Ciaran for help.
1134 42 Episode 1134 Julie Edwards Isla Gray 13 July 2019
3342IainBeratesLee.jpg Iain gets embroiled in a tricky case with a familiar face, while Jade gets more than she bargained for with Marty.
1135 43 Episode 1135 Piotr Szkopiak Dana Fainaru 20 July 2019
3343ConnieRealisesHerMistake.jpg Connie takes the opportunity to prove herself, but it ends in disaster. Duffy proves her worth in the ED but gets caught up in Connie’s mistake, and after a tough day, Iain plucks up the courage to talk about how he’s feeling and realises just how far he’s come.
1136 44 Episode 1136 Piotr Szkopiak Nick Fisher and Dana Fainaru 27 July 2019
3344CiaranAccusesConnie.jpg Connie manipulates and schemes to save herself, while new porter Rosa makes quite the first impression in the ED.
1137 45 Episode 1137 James Bryce Colin Bytheway 3 August 2019
3345GrahamDisownsMarty.jpg Marty comes out to his parents with devastating consequences, Ciaran struggles to contain his suspicions about Connie, and Charlie struggles to cope but finds solace from David.
1138 46 Episode 1138 Alex Jacob Hilary Frankland and Katie Douglas 10 August 2019
3346CharlieTellsConnieToGo.jpg Connie is forced to choose between her addiction and her career, Duffy has a hard day and finds herself back in the ED, and Iain takes new emergency care assistant Siobhan under his wing.

References

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