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Series 19 is the nineteenth series of Holby City. It commenced airing on 11 October 2016.

Main characters

  • Guy Henry as Henrik Hanssen, Chief Executive Officer and Consultant General Surgeon (until episode 3, episode 13, from episode 18)
  • Catherine Russell as Serena Campbell, Consultant General Surgeon, Clinical Lead AAU (until episode 26)
  • Jemma Redgrave as Bernie Wolfe, Consultant General Surgeon and Trauma Surgeon, Clinical Lead AAU (from episode 7)
  • Rosie Marcel as Jac Naylor, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Clinical Lead Darwin
  • Hugh Quarshie as Ric Griffin, Consultant General Surgeon, Clinical Lead Keller/Clinical Lead AAU, Acting CEO
  • John Michie as Guy Self, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Director of Neurosurgery (until episode 6, from Summer 2017)
  • Chizzy Akudolu as Mo Effanga, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon (until episode 36)
  • James Anderson as Oliver Valentine, Registrar Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  • Bob Barrett as Sacha Levy, Consultant General Surgeon
  • Joe McFadden as Raf Di Lucca, Registrar General Surgeon
  • Camilla Arfwedson as Zosia March, CT2
  • David Ames as Dominic Copeland, CT2
  • Eleanor Fanyinka as Morven Digby, F2
  • Alex Walkinshaw as Adrian Fletcher, Ward Manager
  • Kaye Wragg as Essie Harrison, Staff nurse, transport coordinator
  • Lucinda Dryzek as Jasmine Burrows, F1 (until episode 37)
  • Christian Vit as Matteo Rossini, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon (from episode 8)
  • Jaye Jacobs as Donna Jackson, Ward Sister (returned episode 38)
  • Lee Mead as Ben Chiltern , Nurse (from episode 32)
  • Ayesha Dharker as Nina Karnik, Consultant In General Surgery (from episode 31)
  • David Ajao as Damon Ford, F1 (from episode 35)

Recurring characters

Guest Characters

Episodes

Episode Series Title Director Writer Centric character Original airdate
840 1 "Into the Abyss" Steve Brett Ailsa Macaulay Jasmine 11 October 2016
Jasmine gets herself into trouble as she battles her hangover while working with Ric. Things take a turn for the worse when she finds comfort speaking to Tristan Wood, using him as her confidant. Elsewhere, Zosia refuses to emotionally engage with a terminally ill patient who reminds her of Arthur. Not wanting to face the fact that she wasn't there for Arthur in death, she learns that she needs to let go. But is there more to her behaviour than meets the eye? Meanwhile, Raf is positive about stepping up his career, but when a charismatic female patient comes in, he questions whether he should actually be spending more time living his life instead of putting work first.
841 2 "Rocket Man" Steve Brett Peter Mattessi Zosia 18 October 2016
After she overhears Tristan and Guy planning to take a

theatre away from CT, Zosia goes all out to impress Tristan. But after weeks of not properly treating her bipolar disorder, Zosia's attempts prove dangerous to both herself and her patient. Essie meets 14-year-old Parker after his mum Kim is admitted for a second day in a row after another fall. Essie begins to question Kim's reasons for injuring herself so frequently and lands herself in hot water when she voices her suspicions to Parker. Morven keeps a patient at arm's length when he flirts but finds herself growing fond of him after she witnesses him in a moment of vulnerability.

842 3 "Black Dog" James Bryce Patrick Homes Henrik 25 October 2016
Ric has been suspended and Tristan is on the prowl. An ever watchful Hanssen pays a heavy price when he takes Jasmine under his wing. When Ollie doubts a patient's credibility and questions Zosia's judgment, the ex-lovers clash. Determined to protect Zosia at any cost, Ollie is blown away by a startling revelation. Aware that she is subject of gossip and struggling to manage her feelings for Bernie, Serena is unprepared for what unfolds on AAU.

Note: Temporary departure of Henrik Hanssen

843 4 "Somebody to Love" James Bryce Ed Sellek Serena 1 November 2016
After saving a life in a near-death trauma case, an overconfident Morven clashes with Raf when he is not convinced that her motives are purely professionally. When Tristan asks Guy for a personal favour, Zosia warns Guy that Tristan is not to be trusted. But Guy strikes a deal with Tristan and his reputation hangs in the balance. When his living habits are called into question, a determined Dominic fights to prove his worth to Isaac but is unprepared for the consequences of his actions.
844 5 "Song of Self - Part One" Paulette Randall Kate Verghese Guy 8 November 2016
When Tristan Wood's mistress is admitted in suspicious circumstances, Guy discovers the awful truth about their relationship. Will he do the right thing, even if it jeopardises the launch of his eponymous Neurosurgical Unit? Serena has a one night stand with old flame Robbie and is shocked to discover he has a suspected cancerous lump. Will his brush with mortality reunite them, or will Serena's feelings for Bernie scupper a happy ending? Ric is given an ultimatum by Tristan Wood - sign a proposal which will lead to the dismantling of Keller ward or face extinction himself. Is pragmatism the best policy, or will Ric take the moral high ground and face the consequences?
845 6 "Song of Self - Part Two" Paulette Randall Kate Verghese Guy 15 November 2016
Guy operates on brain-damaged Tristan, compromised because he knows Tristan violently attacked both Jemima and Zosia. Will he keep his counsel to further his ambition? Or will he do the right thing and jeopardise the opening of his much-publicised vanity project, the new Guy Self Neurosurgical Unit? When Kim bumps into Raf at the hospital, there's romance in the air. But when it turns out Kim has been economical with the truth and a serious medical condition is diagnosed, a stunned Raf is forced to reassess their relationship. Post his break-up with Essie, Sacha is down in the dumps, particularly when it seems Essie is enthusiastically enjoying singleton life. He's encouraged by Dominic to embrace internet dating but does he risk becoming someone he's not?

Note: Temporary departure of Guy Self

846 7 "The Kill List" Toby Frow Jeff Povey Sacha 22 November 2016
Isaac is elated when he receives a research grant, and he tries to keep the personal and professional separate when he's on the hunt for a new research assistant. Dom and an ambitious Jasmine go head to head for the role, but lovestruck Dom will do anything to get what he wants. Inga's envy over the closeness of Mo and Mr T continues to drive a wedge between her and her fiance. But when she starts to sense there is far more to Mo and Mr T than just friendship, Inga will stop at nothing to keep her man. Bernie returns to Holby and tries to reconcile with Serena, but it won't be easy - Serena claims to be firmly over her. With Jason around though, secrets won't be kept for long. Will the couple reconcile?

Note: Return of Bernie Wolfe

847 8 "Parasite" Toby Frow Simon Norman Matteo 29 November 2016
The arrival of Italian stallion Matteo immediately irritates Jac, and his popularity on the ward does nothing to lift her mood. When she discovers Matteo's past misdemeanours, however, she throws down the gauntlet. This is war. Dominic starts to adjust to Jasmine being Isaac's assistant; at least he's got the man even if he didn't get the job. But when Dominic gets emotionally embroiled in a challenging case, it exposes cracks in his relationship with Isaac. Is Isaac all he seems? Bernie thinks the biggest challenge of the day will be keeping her relationship with Serena under wraps. She's shocked therefore to discover that her son Cameron is now an F1 on her ward. Can she put their splintered relationship back on track?

Note: Arrival of Matteo Rossini

848 9 "Glass Houses" Jan Bauer Johanne McAndrew & Elliot Hope Jac 6 December 2016
When test results confirm that Jac has a cyst on one of her ovaries, Mr T is concerned. But Jac doesn't want to engage with her own health issues and focuses her attention on her patient who happens to be Jonny Maconie's brother. Raf is surprised when Kim's son Parker is admitted, having vomited up blood. He realises that Parker's mum's medical condition has hit the boy hard, and that he needs some time out from her. Fletch feels concerned when a cheeky yet vulnerable patient with a gambling habit is admitted. Fletch soon realises that all is not what it seems.
849 10 "Hallelujah" Jan Bauer Becky Prestwich and Nick Fisher Zosia 13 December 2016
When Kim gets positive news regarding her kidney treatment, Essie must deal with the imminent departure of Parker, who has been staying with her. Desperate not to lose him, Essie takes decisive action

only for a sympathetic Sacha to try and talk her round. Ollie is devastated when Matteo reveals he plans to ask Zosia out. Unable to admit his true feelings, will Ollie lose Zosia forever? Morven struggles to master her role as teacher, particularly with the unruly Cameron. After some advice from Jasmine and Bernie, Cameron and Morven realise that they actually get on much better than they'd previously thought.

850 11 "The Nightmare Before Christmas" David Tucker Katie Douglas Dom 20 December 2016
A terrifying blast from the past upsets Dom's plans for a perfect Christmas with Isaac. In true Naylor fashion, Jac pushes her closest friend away as she waits for life-changing news. Fletch is unnerved when he hears from his estranged father, but will it ruin AAU's Christmas?
851 12 "Just Get on With It" David Tucker Simon Norman Jasmine 27 December 2016
Mo strives to suppress her true feelings for Mr T but, with his wedding looming, can she lie? Chucked off Darwin, and then Keller, it's Jasmine's last chance on AAU under a steely Serena. Essie and Raf come to blows over a testing patient, but it's a thin line between lust and hate.
852 13 "I Do, I Do, I Do" Dermot Boyd Michelle Lipton Mo 3 January 2017
Mo puts on a brave face at Mr T's wedding. When she discovers that Inga has faked her pregnancy, Mo declares her love to Derwood. When Serena and her daughter argue, Elinor storms off.

In the terrible accident which follows, Jason heroically tries to save Serena's life. Catastrophic injuries are the result. Bernie attempts to avert a tragedy with her surgical skill.

Note: Guest appearance of Guy Henry as Henrik Hanssen

853 14 "Aces High" Jennie Darnell Joe Ainsworth Dom 10 January 2017
Oliver must compete for both funding and Jac's support when Matteo pitches a tempting rival project. Dominic tries to keep his relationship with Isaac a secret from his ever-embarrassing parents. Cameron wrestles with his feelings for Morven on his last day at Holby City.
854 15 "Stick or Twist" Jennie Darnell Joe Ainsworth Bernie 18 January 2017
When Artem returns to the AAU with a life-threatening condition, Fletch must fight to preserve his friend's self-proclaimed 'lucky day'. Little does Fletch know his own luck is about to change for ever. When Sacha begins to suspect Essie and Raf are hiding a relationship from him, he desperately revels in the attentions of a well-to-do patient. But does his pride mask a dark secret about his time away? After winning her support for his stent project, Matteo is determined to woo Jac romantically. The arrival of Jac's supposed old flame on Darwin might provide Matteo with the key to her heart.
855 16 "Daylight" Karl Neilson Patrick Homes & Gareth Sargeant Mo 24 January 2017
Mo returns from maternity leave and has doubts about putting her job on hold for a year so that she and Mr T can go to Sweden with their newborn son. When she gets emotionally involved with her patient, she realises where her passion lies. Dominic is confident that he is going away with Isaac to Hawaii, but when he realises he has to work hard to win his place on the research trip, he soon realises that all is not what it seems. Fletch struggles to come to terms with the fact that he has inherited a lot of money having lived so frugally with his four kids.
856 17 "Of Lions and Lambs" Karl Neilson Patrick Homes Serena 31 January 2017
A grief-stricken Serena returns to work looking for answers, but when she doesn't find what she's looking for, her focus soon turns to retribution. Dominic is left devastated when Isaac returns from his work conference with a revelation. Through the day, Dominic is reminded of his old life, and fears about not being good enough for love resurface, leading him to make a questionable decision to protect their relationship. Ollie freaks out when he finds an engagement ring in a box apparently deemed as tat by Zosia. However, with time he reconsiders his options - just as Zosia reveals the box is not in fact tat but one of her most treasured possessions. Are 'Zollie' ready for marriage?
857 18 "Losing Game" Steve Brett Kate Verghese, Patrick Homes & Andy Bayliss Serena 7 February 2017
Dom and co are thrown into turmoil when they tend to a crash victim and are shocked when the patient brings the unexpected return of a familiar face to Holby. With Jasmine eager to learn and Serena determined to mentor her in her own way, things take a nasty turn when Jasmine reveals some gut-wrenching news to a barely coping Serena. Wary of being the subject of gossip, Jac warns an openly demonstrative Matteo to keep quiet about their relationship. When Zosia and Ollie start to behave oddly, Jac fears that Matteo has revealed all. But has he?

Note: Return of Guy Henry as Henrik Hanssen

858 19 "Four Letter Word" Steve Brett Tony Higgins & Andy Bayliss Oliver 14 February 2017
Will Jac finally acknowledge her feelings for Matteo or will she revert to type? Bernie sees through Serena's attempts to keep everything normal, but will it make or break them? Raf is determined to keep it professional when Kim reaches out for help.
859 20 "What We Pretend to Be" Jamie Annett Owen Lloyd-Fox Dom 21 February 2017
When Isaac suspects Dominic's spent the night with another man, he's consumed with jealousy and provokes a vulnerable patient, resulting in a violent incident. Isaac admits he needs help, but is he able to be truly honest with Dominic? Mo and Mr T have decided on their respective roles as full-time surgeon and stay-at-home dad. But a challenging cardiac case and Hector's suspected meningitis leads them to reevaluate their decision. Serena's abrasiveness towards Jasmine worries Morven, but Jasmine doesn't appreciate her interference. Is Serena hard on Jasmine because she feels she has the makings of an excellent doctor, or is there an alternative explanation?
860 21 "The Price We Pay" Jamie Annett Chris Murray Serena 28 February 2017
Though surprised he's going to be a father of twins, Raf enthusiastically plans for a future with Kim. However, when Kim is accused of a series of deceptions, his hopes and dreams could be dashed. Devastated by the loss of her daughter, Serena channels her grief into a campaign of intimidation directed at Jasmine. Can she admit she has a problem before she inflicts irreparable emotional damage on both herself and her mentee? Matteo wants Jac to share more of her life with him. But when Hanssen alludes to his lies catching up with him, Matteo reassesses his position. How can he expect Jac to involve him more in her life, when he's been economical with the truth about his?
861 22 "Other People's Dreams" Ian Barnes Patrick Homes Morven 7 March 2017
Jasmine exhausts herself preparing to join Serena for prestigious surgery, where she can finally prove herself to Jac. But does her reluctance to confide in best friend Morven conceal a dark secret? Essie worries the truth about Kim's arrest will drive Parker away. When he arrives at the hospital following a fight at school, Essie must decide to come clean or lose him forever. Oliver claims he has let go of his anger toward Jac for abandoning their research project, but his new zen outlook is tested when Jac and Matteo receive funding for their improved stent. Can Oliver finally learn to stop overthinking and truly move on?
862 23 "The Hangover" Ian Barnes Simon Norman Dom 14 March 2017
After a night of heavy drinking, Dominic is shocked when a patient accuses Isaac of supplying drugs and abandoning him in the ED. Dominic pieces together the events of the night before, but how far will he go to keep Isaac's name in the clear? Fletch makes a shocking discovery about Nathan, the man Morven has been messaging. But will she find out the truth? Zosia's personal and professional equilibrium is turned upside down.
863 24 "Growing Pains" Jermain Julien Wendy Granditer Essie 21 March 2017
Essie is shocked when Parker turns up at the hospital. He's been on the run and now needs her to help his injured friend. Zosia harbours a secret from Ollie, and is horrified to learn that Isaac knows what it is. Fletch is relieved when Serena steps in to help him with his daughter's adolescent woes.
864 25 "Unbreakable" Jermain Julien Johanne McAndrew & Elliot Hope Dom 28 March 2017
Dom and Isaac clash professionally over a patient's treatment, leaving Dom to reconsider their personal relationship. When Dom takes a stand against Isaac, he finds himself at the receiving end of his boyfriend's temper. Serena finds it increasingly difficult to escape her grief when a patient arrives on AAU who reminds her of Elinor's recent death. When Jasmine discovers some vital information about the patient, she finds herself in Serena's crossfire all over again. When he is forced to reflect on his relationship with Zosia, Ollie makes an important decision about their future.
865 26 "It's Only Love If It Hurts" Karl Neilson Nick Fisher Bernie 4 April 2017
When an emotionally weary Jasmine makes a life-changing decision, Serena is brought up short by the pain she has caused. A determined Bernie offers Serena support but fears it has come too late. Dominic reveals the extent of Isaac's cruelty, and Zosia seizes a chance to help her friend but gets more than she bargained for. Mo reels after being confronted by a challenging view of motherhood when a pregnant woman makes a difficult choice.

Note: Temporary departure of Catherine Russell as Serena Campbell

866 27 "Someone to Look After Me" Karl Neilson Patrick Homes Dom 11 April 2017
With Isaac in denial of his violent actions, a broken Dominic struggles to hold it together. But when a welcome face from the past arrives on Keller, Dominic is given an injection of strength. Will it be enough? With his fortunes finally on the up, Fletch is determined to maintain a positive outlook on life. But when a fiery new agency nurse arrives on his ward, Fletch's positivity drains away - and a revelation leaves him reeling. Matteo takes it upon himself to unite Jac and Jasmine, who are further apart then ever after Jasmine's ordeal with Serena. But are his good intentions driven by a deeper motive than might meet the eye?
867 28 "Past Imperfect" James Larkin Becky Prestwich Jasmine 18 April 2017
Jac and Matteo's relationship seems to be heading in the right direction, but when Jac becomes suspicious of Matteo's motives, she is led to investigate further - has she stumbled upon Pandora's box? Dominic is due to give evidence to the police against Isaac but is wrestling with condemning the man he still loves. Will he do the right thing and confront the agonising truth? After coming into money, Fletch prepares to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime with his children, but his plans are thrown into disarray when he is threatened with legal action.
868 29 "Two Hearts" James Larkin Katie Douglas Matteo 25 April 2017
Jac and Matteo's relationship is still fraught following Jac's shocking discovery. However, when Jac and Matteo bump heads over a pioneering procedure, it becomes clear that they need to stop the personal encroaching on the professional - but has the rot already set in? Following on from Sacha's recent health scare, it becomes clear to Essie that he's at a low ebb. But when Sacha puts himself in a difficult situation, Essie is the only one he can turn to. Can he muster up enough bravery to ask for the help he needs? Ric is determined to run AAU like a tight ship, but just as he begins to get things in order, a shock guest sends him into a tailspin.
869 30 "Gold Star" Lisa Mulcahy Ed Sellek Mo 2 May 2017
Mo juggles her return to work with motherhood. But when Derwood's overbearing mother, Birdie, is admitted on the same day as pregnant heart patient Trixie, can Mo treat both women and prove she can

have it all? And can Birdie find true love with Henrik Hanssen, her Swedish Mr Darcy? Ollie's methodical approach proves a poor match with the fast pace of Bernie's trauma unit. When Ollie goes behind Bernie's back to seek Ric's approval, he inadvertently causes a rift between the consultants and finds himself in deep water. When Essie finds a box of contraceptives in Parker's school bag, she steels herself to give him 'the talk'. Sacha revisits his own childhood when his first girlfriend, Raina, is admitted, and the secret of his romantic history goes viral.

870 31 "The Heart Is a Small Thing" Lisa Mulcahy Sian Evans Sacha 9 May 2017
Matteo is shocked when a familiar face arrives on Darwin and threatens to disrupt the new life he's created for himself at Holby. Will Matteo transfer his troublesome patient to St James' or do the right thing and save their life before the painful truth of his marriage is revealed to his colleagues? The Keller team worry about Dominic's return to work following the traumatic end to his relationship with Isaac. As Dominic struggles to prove he has recovered emotionally as well as physically, he locks horns with a deceitful patient who has a history of abusing the system for free cosmetic surgery. But is his patient truly a villain or another victim? While Bernie plans to bring her son Cameron back to Holby permanently, he and Morven fight against their feelings for one another. Will Morven repair her friendship with Jasmine and follow her advice to take a chance on love before Cameron rebels against his mother and leaves the country?

Note: Arrival of Ayesha Dharker as Nina Karnik

871 32 "Project Aurous" Jermain Julien Claire Miller Jac 16 May 2017
When someone from Jac's past arrives on Darwin with a medical condition, it puts her in a compromising professional position. Will she be able to juggle both the responsibilities of her job and the patient? A mystery agency nurse arrives on a busy Keller, but they are a bit rusty. Will they be able to get through the day without making a mistake? Oliver plans a big surprise for Zosia and ropes in Fletch who contributes a plethora of ideas, not exactly to Oliver's taste. Will he and Fletch be able to work together to crack the conundrum of a case they have on AAU?

Note: Arrival of Lee Mead as Ben "Lofty" Chiltern

872 33 "Enigma" Jermain Julien Peter Mattessi Fletch 23 May 2017
When a friend from Lofty's past is admitted to Keller, Lofty is forced to confront his colourful past. He soon realises that he can't ignore his demons and needs to put things right in order to get his life back on track and move on. Mo, still recovering from the death of her patient Trixie, is offered Jac's job. She takes it on but is under the cosh when faced with her increased workload, which causes tension between her and Mr T. Jasmine feels sheepish and fears the worst when she has no recollection of the phone calls she made the night before when drunk.
873 34 "Twist of the Knife" Tracey Rooney Jon Sen Mo 30 May 2017
After discovering Mr T's lack of faith in her professional ability, Mo is prepared to forgive. However, when an unimaginable event unfolds on Darwin, Mo's fight for survival has far-reaching consequences. Aware that Matteo has his eye on her, Nina is determined to be the consummate professional on her first day as locum on AAU. But when she and Matteo receive devastating news, is Nina fully prepared for a future at Holby? When Essie helps Dominic recruit a team for the Holby half marathon, Raf makes a startling discovery.
874 35 "The Hard Way Home" Tracey Rooney Martin Jameson and Nick Fisher Damon 6 June 2017
When Dominic's erratic behaviour escalates and he crosses a line, Sacha is forced to take action. But when Lofty confronts Dominic with a shocking discovery, Dominic makes a life-changing decision. A fully recovered Fran is riding high as she returns to work at Holby. However, when she receives devastating news, Fran takes Jasmine's advice and seeks solace from Jac and is rocked by what unfolds. With Jason's expert navigation, a new face makes an appearance on Darwin ward. But when Matteo puts them through their paces, is the new arrival lost in more ways than one?

Note: Arrival of David Ajao as Damon Ford

875 36 "For the Love of Maureen" Jamie Annett Joe Ainsworth Mo 13 June 2017
It's crunch time for Mo, who has some difficult life choices to make, and a patient who is dear to Ric forces him to and mend some broken ties. Meanwhile, Jasmine has growing suspicions of Fran's intentions with Jac - could she be up to something?
876 37 "For You May Be the Next to Die" Jamie Annett Patrick Homes Jasmine 20 June 2017
As Jasmine begins to investigate the past, she makes a shocking discovery, while a misunderstanding leaves a vulnerable Dom at odds with his new friend Lofty, but a bird-watching patient soon helps Dom see things in a whole new light.

Note: Death of Jasmine Burrows (Lucinda Dryzek)

877 38 "Paper Wishes" Richard Platt Patrick Homes and Ailsa Macaulay Zosia 27 June 2017
878 39 "Keeping the Faith" Baff Akoto Jeff Povey Morven 4 July 2017

References and notes

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