Series 3 was the third series of Casualty and aired between 9 September and 4 November 1988.


Episode Original airdate
31 1 "Welcome to Casualty" 9 September 1988

It's straight in the deep end for new faces David Rowe, who has to give some despairing news and Outpatients Officer, Valerie Sinclair, who has a difficult first meeting with Ewart.

David Rowe, Valerie Sinclair, Alison McGrellis, Kiran Joghill and Sadie Tomkins are introduced. 

32 2 "Desperate Odds" 16 September 1988
A social worker is assaulted while investigating the abuse of a child, David mis-diagnoses a pickpocket and Duffy can't tell anyone why she's moody and withdrawn. 
33 3 "Drake's Drum" 23 September 1988
A gay vicar giving himself a false name arrives at A&E while one of his parishioners is brought in with a rare disorder that requires and operation in crash. 
34 4 "Absolution" 30 September 1988

David and Charlie argue over patient confidentiality and a Priest refuses to reveal information after a suicide attempt in his church. Duffy discloses the cause of her grief.

Guest starring Gabrielle Glaister.

35 5 "Burn Out" 7 October 1988
The team have to deal with a young pregnant squatter, Megan's friend suffering from septic-shock after plastic surgery and a staff emergency in the newly-saved Observation Ward. Ewart Plimmer dies. 
36 6 "A Quiet Night" 14 October 1988
Megan is back at work and Valeries is shadowing the night shift but for Cyril and David the fun of ashtray hockey is soon forgotten when they are called out to a collision of two school minibuses, each packed with pupils. 
37 7 "A Wing and a Prayer" 5 August 1989

There is no bed available for an elderly stroke victim brought to A&E and a foreign worker is brought in with hallucinations and a cut to his face.

Guest starring Roy Kinnear.

38 8 "Living Memories" 21 October 1988

Valerie is doing a customer survey but the staff have to deal with 16-year-old hit and run victim, a 7-year-old with breathing difficulties and a giant, drunk rabbit.

Guest starring John Challis and Pauline Quirke.

39 9 "Inferno" 28 October 1988

Megan wants to resign, Kuba faces the sack and Valerie tells Charlie to make savings in the department. Meanwhile, it's Bonfire Night and they face burns victims, suicide and a young girl with meningitis.

Guest Starring Sadie Frost and George Irving.

40 10 "Caring" 4 November 1988

Among the patients are an arthritic suffering from hemotemosis – side-effects from a drug prescribed by his GP; an old lady with scalding and a homeless punk with a chest infection. The staff find time for a wheelchair race and Charlie manages to ask Valerie out.

Kuba Trzcinski, Alison McGrellis, Kiaran Joghill, David Rowe, Sadie Tomkins and Shirley Franklin depart.

Guest starring Clive Mantle.

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