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Series 33 is the 33rd series of Casualty and commenced airing on 11 August 2018. Filming for the series' first episode likely took place in Spring 2018. This series is set to comprise 47 episodes, the highest number of episodes in a series since series 28. In November 2018, new titles were introduced.

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.

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 Gemma 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.[1] In August, it was revealed that Ellen Thomas would appear as Omo Masters, the mother of nurse Jacob Masters.[2] Later that month, a trailer was released, revealing that Brian Carroll, portrayed by Matthew Marsh, would make another appearance on the show; hia last appearance was during the show's 30th series in 2016.[3]

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 McCallister 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 8.

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 would 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.[4]


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

Main characters

Recurring/Guest characters


Episode Series Episode Centric character Original airdate
1093 1 "Episode One" Iain 11 August 2018
Note: This episode marks the death of paramedic Sam Nicholls (Charlotte Salt).
1094 2 "Episode Two" Iain 18 August 2018
Note: This episode marks the final appearance of paramedic Sam Nicholls (Charlotte Salt).
1095 3 "Episode Three" Alicia 25 August 2018
1096 4 "Episode Four" Iain 1 September 2018
1097 5 "Episode Five" Dylan 15 September 2018
1098 6 "Episode Six" Dylan 22 September 2018
1099 7 "Episode Seven" Ruby 29 September 2018
1100 8 "Episode Eight" Jacob 6 October 2018
1101 9 "Episode Nine" Dylan 13 October 2018
1102 10 "Episode Ten" Dylan 20 October 2018
1103 11 "Episode Eleven" Iain 27 October 2018
1104 12 "Episode Twelve" Louise 3 November 2018
Note: This episode marks the first appearance of student nurse Jade Lovall (Gabriella Leon).
1105 13 "Episode Thirteen" Dylan 17 November 2018
Note: This episode marks the first appearance of student nurse Marty Kirkby (Shaheen Jafargholi). New titles are introduced.
1106 14 "Episode Fourteen" Dylan 24 November 2018
1107 15 "Episode Fifteen" Iain 1 December 2018
1108 16 "Episode Sixteen" Charlie 8 December 2018
1109 17 "Episode Seventeen" Dylan 22 December 2018
1110 18 "Episode Eighteen" Iain 5 January 2019
1111 19 "Episode Nineteen" Alicia 12 January 2019
1112 20 "Episode Twenty" Alicia 19 January 2019
Note: This episode marks the final appearance of registrar Alicia Munroe (Chelsea Halfpenny).
1113 21 "Episode Twenty-One" Iain 26 January 2019
1114 22 "Episode Twenty-Two" Iain 2 February 2019
1115 23 "Episode Twenty-Three" Louise 9 February 2019
1116 24 "Episode Twenty-Four" Louise 16 February 2019


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