Series 20 is the twentieth series of Holby City. The series will consist of 52 episodes.


Main Cast

The main cast include consultants Henrik Hanssen, John Gaskell, Ric Griffin, Jac Naylor, Sacha Levy and Roxanna MacMillan; registrars Dominic Copeland, Oliver Valentine and Frieda Petrenko; junior doctors Meena Chowdhury and Nicky McKendrick; nurses Adrian "Fletch" Fletcher, Donna Jackson, Essie di Lucca and Ben "Lofty" Chiltern.

Serena Campbell returned on 7 February 2018 as her portrayer Catherine Russell returned from a sabbatical.

Specialist registrar Xavier Duval, nicknamed "Zav" is due to arrive on 20 February 2018.

Abigail Tait will be joining the cast in spring 2018 as CEO potrayed by Olivia Poulet.

Registrar Oliver Valentine and staff nurse Essie di Lucca left the hospital this series. Essie is due to make another apperance around Summer/Autumn.

Sydney Somers guest returns after appearing in Series 19.

Frieda Petrenko left in this series to work in Pakistan with Elliot Hope, she is due to return soon.


Name Role(s) Ward Portrayed by Notes
Henrik Hanssen Consultant general surgeon, Former Chief Executive Officer Keller Guy Henry
Serena Campbell Acting Chief Executive Officer, Consultant general surgeon AAU Catherine Russell From episode 6
John Gaskell Director of medicine and surgical innovations, professor and consultant of neurosurgery DNU /


Paul McGann
Ric Griffin Consultant general surgeon AAU Hugh Quarshie
Jac Naylor Clinical lead, consultant cardiothoracic surgeon Darwin Rosie Marcel Until episode 12, from episode 23
Sacha Levy Clinical lead, clinical skills teacher,

consultant general surgeon

AAU Bob Barrett
Roxanna MacMillan Clinical lead, consultant neurosurgeon DNU Hermione Guildford
Frieda Petrenko Specialist registrar, cardiothoracic surgery Darwin Olga Fedori Until episode 23, From Summer 2018
Oliver Valentine Specialist registrar, cardiothoracic surgery Darwin James Anderson Until episode 13
Dominic Copeland Specialist registrar, general surgery Keller David Ames
Xavier "Zav" Duval Specialist registrar, general surgery AAU Marcus Griffiths From episode 8
Nicky McKendrick Foundation training year 1 AAU/Darwin Belinda Owusu
Meena Chowdhury Foundation training year 1 Keller/DNU Salma Hoque
Adrian "Fletch" Fletcher Director of nursing services Darwin Alex Walkinshaw
Donna Jackson Staff nurse / senior staff nurse AAU Jaye Jacobs
Essie Di Lucca Staff nurse Keller Kaye Wragg Until episode 13, From Summer 2018
Ben "Lofty" Chiltern Staff nurse AAU Lee Mead
Recurring Cast and Significant Appearences
Abigail Tate Chief executive officer, consultant cardiothoracic surgeon Darwin Olivia Poulet From episode 14
Sydney Somers Head of nursing agency N/A Gemma Oaten Episode 20
Bernie Wolfe Trauma Surgeon Jemma Redgrave Episodes 24 & 25
Fleur Fanshawe Consultant obstetrician Obs & Gynea Debbie Chazen Episode 25
Episode Series Title Director Writer Centric character Original airdate
904 1 "The Prisoner" Jennie Darnell Ed Sellek Oliver 2 January 2018
905 2 "Ready or Not" Francis Annan Robert Goldsbrough Jac 9 January 2018
906 3 "There by the Grace of..." Francis Annan Johanne McAndrew & Elliot Hope Donna 16 January 2018
907 4 "Hanssen Is as Hanssen Does" James Larkin Joe Ainsworth Henrik 23 January 2018
908 5 "One Day at a Time" James Larkin Isla Gray John 30 January 2018
909 6 "Not Your Home Now" Baff Akoto Patrick Homes Henrik 7 February 2018
910 7 "Precipice" Baff Akoto Tony Higgins Roxanna 13 February 2018
911 8 "Hard Day's Night" Daikin Marsh Michelle Lipton Nicky 20 February 2018
912 9 "Ache" Daikin Marsh Martin Jameson Jac 28 February 2018
913 10 "Square One" Toby Frow Kathrine Smith John 6 March 2018
914 11 "The L Word" Toby Frow Katie Douglas Roxanna 13 March 2018
915 12 "No Matter Where You Go, There You Are - Part One" David Innes Edwards Patrick Homes Ric 20 March 2018
916 13 "No Matter Where You Go, There You Are - Part Two" David Innes Edwards Andy Bayliss Oliver 27 March 2018
917 14 "Tete a Tate" Julie Edwards Joe Ainsworth Ric 3rd April 2018
918 15 "Tate Gallery" Samantha Harrie Joe Ainsworth Ric 10th April 2018
919 16 "New Ain't All It's Cracked Up To Be" Steve Brett Nick Fisher Nicky 17th April 2018
920 17 "The Way We Were" Steve Brett Becky Prestwich Frieda 24th April 2018
921 18 "Headstrong" Christiana Ebohon-Green Johanne McAndrew & Elliot Hope Fletch 1st May 2018
922 19 "Bubble Wrap" Sean Glynn Ed Sellek John 8th May 2018
923 20 "Blind Spot" Daikin Marsh Katie Douglas Fletch 15th May 2018
924 21 "Belonging" Daikin Marsh Katie Douglas Nicky 22nd May 2018
925 22 "Only a Word" Thomas Hescott Nick Fisher Dominic 29th May 2018
926 23 "None But the Brave" Thomas Hescott Gerard Sampaio Jac 5th June 2018
927 24 "Primum Non Nocere - Part One" Jennie Darnell Patrick Homes Serena 12th June 2018
928 25 "Primum Non Nocere - Part Two" Jennie Darnell Patrick Homes John 20th June 2018
929 26 "Fallen Idol" Dermot Boyd Kathrine Smith Roxanna 27th June 2018
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