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Series 34 of Casualty commenced airing on 17 August 2019. Filming for the series' first episode took place in April 2019. It will comprise 46 episodes. Whilst Simon Harper continued to serve as the show's executive producer, it was confirmed by the BBC in April 2019 that Lucy Rafferty had stepped down as series producer. In September 2019, it was announced that Loretta Preece would assume the role, with her being credited from episode 5 onwards.

Prior to the broadcast of the premiere episode, it was announced that Neet Mohan would return from a four-month break to reprise the role of junior doctor Rashid Masum, and Victor Oshin would join the main cast as F1 Mason Reede. In episode 5, Michael Stevenson made his final appearance as paramedic Iain Dean following the conclusion of his major mental health storyline; his departure was announced earlier in the year, and Jane Hazlegrove returned to the show as veteran character Kathleen "Dixie" Dixon for the occasion. In the subsequent episode, Iain's replacement Lev Malinovsky was introduced and portrayed by Uriel Emil. In October 2019, Cathy Shipton announced that she was filming her final scenes as Lisa "Duffy" Duffin who first appeared in Casualty's first episode in September 1986, and it was confirmed in November 2019 that Amanda Mealing would return to the show as consultant Connie Beauchamp in January 2020. In December 2019, the show's winter trailer was released, revealing that Kirsty Mitchell would join the series as advanced clinical practitioner Faith Cadogan.

On 18 March 2020, the BBC announced that all filming for BBC Studios continuing dramas, including Holby City, had been postponed until further notice due to the spread of COVID-19. On 2 May, an episode directed by Steve Hughes and written by Simon Norman was pulled. It featured a storyline involving a substance which caused respiratory problems and forced the ED staff to wear personal protective equipment. Due to the episode's content mirroring the COVID-19 situation, the BBC deemed that it was inappropriate for broadcast and instead aired the subsequent episode with an extended recap covering some of the pulled episode's major events. On 30 May 2020, the BBC confirmed that Casualty would be going on a transmission break, and the series would resume later in the summer.[1]

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Episode No. Series No. Title Director(s) Writer(s) Original airdate
1139 1 Episode 1139 Steve Brett Mark Catley 17 August 2019
3401BombExplodes Rash returns to the ED and is immediately thrown into dealing with an attack at a market in Holby, while Ethan attends the scene. And David’s son Ollie arrives at the ED out of the blue.
1140 2 Episode 1140 Steve Brett Rebecca Wojciechowski 24 August 2019
3402TheoUrgesEffieToAcceptTreatment Rash helps a patient through a terrible loss, Ethan is brought a case by a friend from the past, and Duffy struggles with being left home alone while Charlie is at work.
1141 3 Episode 1141 Fiona Walton Debbie Owen 31 August 2019
3403DavidTriesToResuscitateOllie David is devastated when his ex-wife Rosalene calls him because their son has run away. Needing to feel useful, Duffy volunteers at a care home, where she learns how overlooked some residents can be.
1142 4 Episode 1142 Fiona Walton Johanne McAndrew and Elliot Hope 7 September 2019
3404IainReunitesWithDixie Archie takes justice into her own hands to support a wronged patient, a friend from Iain’s past helps him think about his future, and Rash struggles to cope as pressure mounts.
1143 5 Episode 1143 Paul Riordan Dana Fainaru and Hamish Wright 21 September 2019
3405IainTalksToAnna Rash’s career is threatened when he is blamed for Mason’s mistake. Iain’s confidence is knocked by Jan and Ruby’s surprised reaction when they hear he’ll be going for the HEMS job. Effie gets onto the CF trial thanks to Ethan’s lies.
1144 6 Episode 1144 Paul Riordan Mark Catley and Julie Dixon 28 September 2019
3406DavidOllieReconcile David and Ollie continue to butt heads, Rash decides to fight to stay in Holby, and a new member joins the paramedic team.
1145 7 Episode 1145 Matt Hilton Rachel Paterson 5 October 2019
3407MasonAfterPunch Mason struggles to ask for help in his most difficult week as a junior doctor, David’s bubble is burst when Rosalene starts to fight for custody, and Ethan struggles to convince Effie to go through with the trial.
1146 8 Episode 1146 Matt Hilton Colin Bytheway 12 October 2019
3408LornaThreatensToKillJessie Ethan struggles to keep his personal life from distracting him at work, while Duffy fights to reclaim her confidence despite some devastating news.
1147 9 Episode 1147 Steve Hughes Sumerah Srivastav and Colin Bytheway 19 October 2019
3409ArchiePersuadesVincentToAcceptTreatment Rash and Mason finally make peace, and Archie is reunited with guilt when the abusive ex-teacher she had taken vengeance on returns to the ED.
1148 10 Episode 1148 Laura Smith Pete Lawson 26 October 2019
3410EthanRashArgue Tension rises between Ethan and Rash, while Rosa opens up to David about her past.
1149 11 Episode 1149 Eric Styles Gerard Sampaio 2 November 2019
3411EthanTellsEffieHeHasHuntingtons Ethan regrets his actions when Effie’s trial goes wrong, Jade faces a dilemma, and Danny’s impromptu visit to his childhood home isn’t quite the family reunion he hoped for.
1150 12 Episode 1150 Eric Styles Katie Douglas 16 November 2019
3412RobynLosesCharlotte During a routine CQC investigation, Robyn is devastated to realise she can’t rely on Duffy. Ethan stifles his feelings and turns his back on Effie, and Rash protects Mason from Dylan.
1151 13 Episode 1151 David Innes Edwards Kim Millar, Johanne McAndrew and Elliot Hope 23 November 2019
3413LevConfrontsJohnny Ruby tells Jan that she no longer wants to work with Lev after she learns about his shady past. Rosa and David put their fake relationship into action, and the terror attack continues to haunt Ethan.
1152 14 Episode 1152 David Innes Edwards Isla Gray 30 November 2019
3414DuffyRealisesShesHallucinating Rash can’t stand it when Mason saves the day, Charlie is shocked to learn that Duffy can't look after herself, and Rosa realises her mum has lied to David.
1153 15 Episode 1153 Piotr Szkopiak Mark Catley and Colin Bytheway 7 December 2019
3415CharlieBreaksDown Charlie learns to get by with a little help from his ED family. Rash feels isolated and left behind as Mason flies ever higher. Will and Archie take on a tough patient together, cementing their friendship in the process.
1154 16 Episode 1154 Piotr Szkopiak Hilary Frankland 21 December 2019
3416DavidRosaWedding Ruby comes to terms with her pregnant sister's arrival, David and Rosa celebrate a Christmas wedding, and Charlie’s Christmas optimism is put to the test.
1155 17 Episode 1155 Jordan Hogg Dana Fainaru 28 December 2019
3417MasonDead It's an emotional rollercoaster of a day for Rash as events take their toll on staff and patients alike. Dylan struggles in his role as clinical lead, and Archie is desperate to impress Dylan but instead accepts friendship from Will.
1156 18 Episode 1156 Jordan Hogg Debbie Owen 4 January 2020
3418ConnieReturns Connie returns to the ED, and Ruby makes a life-changing decision.
1157 19 Episode 1157 Roberto Bangura Jillian Mannion 11 January 2020
3419JacobDante Jacob attempts to make a difference in two patients' lives, while Ruby helps Archie get to the bottom of an ED mystery.
1158 20 Episode 1158 Roberto Bangura Rachel Paterson 18 January 2020
3420CharlieBill A desperate Charlie seeks help from an old foe, whilst Faith and Lev find themselves living through their worst nightmare.
1159 21 Episode 1159 Eric Styles Philip Lawrence 25 January 2020
3421CharlieReassuresDuffy Marty suffers a betrayal, a guilt-ridden Charlie questions his decision to put Duffy in a care home, and Archie and Connie bond over their work.
1160 22 Episode 1160 Eric Styles Katie Douglas 1 February 2020
3422CharlieWarmsDuffy An anxious Charlie searches for Duffy, who is missing in hostile weather conditions. Meanwhile, Lev is unable to accept the severity of Luka's prognosis.
1161 23 Episode 1161 Diana Patrick Oliver Frampton 8 February 2020
3423TeamClapsForDuffy The ED pulls together in Charlie’s time of need, and Connie struggles to conceal her guilt from Archie.
1162 24 Episode 1162 Diana Patrick Dan Berlinka 15 February 2020
3424RubyChallengesVioletteForCustody Ruby and Violette’s relationship is pushed to the limit when Violette betrays Ruby’s trust and puts baby Harmony’s life in danger. Ethan returns to an ED and gets a less than warm welcome from Rash, and Will learns not to mix romance and work.
1163 25 Episode 1163 Steve Hughes Johanne McAndrew, Elliot Hope and Dana Fainaru 22 February 2020
3425RubyVioletteAtSession Violette tries to get clean in rehab and prepares to fight Ruby for custody of baby Harmony. Faith struggles to cope with Luka’s diagnosis and considers joining a support group.
1164 26 Episode 1164 Steve Hughes Adam Hughes 29 February 2020
3426FaithLevWatchSurgery Faith and Lev prepare for Luka’s surgery. Charlie returns to work earlier than expected, throwing himself into work as a distraction from his grief, but soon becomes agitated when he realises a few things in the ED have changed in his absence.
1165 27 Episode 1165 Andy Newbery Colin Bytheway 7 March 2020
3427RubyGivesUpHarmony Ruby fails to juggle Harmony and work, and Marty pushes Jade to the limit.
1166 28 Episode 1166 Andy Newbury Stephen McAteer 14 March 2020
3428WillTreatsFenisha New paramedic Fenisha makes a big impact, and Jacob is forced to go behind Charlie’s back.
1167 29 Episode 1167 Julie Edwards Hilary Frankland 28 March 2020
3429CharlieQuits A heartbroken Lev struggles with Luka’s chemotherapy, and grieving Charlie finally snaps.
1168 30 Episode 1168 Emma Wilkinson Hilary Frankland and David Semple 4 April 2020
3430JadeConsolesMarty Marty faces the consequences of his wild lifestyle, and Ethan realises what he really wants.
1169 31 Episode 1169 Roberto Bangura Michelle Lipton 18 April 2020
3431RubyTakesHarmony Rash defies Connie while dealing with a complex case, and Ruby makes a life-changing decision.
1170 32 Episode 1170 Roberto Bangura Jeff Povey and Stephen McAteer 25 April 2020
3432CharlieConnie Fenisha’s happiness comes crashing down, and a familiar face is brought into the ED.
1171 33 Episode 1171 John Maidens Rebecca Wojciechowski 2 May 2020
3433NoelLearnsTruth Noel’s suspicions are proved right when he catches a predator, and Fenisha battles with a difficult decision.
1172 34 Episode 1172 Alex Jacob Rachel Aird 23 May 2020
3434JadeCallsNigel Fenisha pushes Jan too far, Jade must confront her past, and Jacob makes an unexpected friend.
1173 35 Episode 1173 Alex Jacob Dana Fainaru 30 May 2020
3435ConnieCharlie When Charlie inadvertently gets caught up in a hostage situation at the ED, he must decide where his loyalties lie. Dylan does everything he can to keep Faith safe, putting his life on the line in the process.
1174 36 Episode 1174 TBA TBA TBA
CasualtySeries33TitleCard Hospital drama with the staff of Holby's accident and emergency department as they deal with more sick and injured patients.

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