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.


Name Role(s) Ward Played by Notes
Abigail Tait Chief executive officer, consultant Cardiothoracic surgeon. Darwin Olivia Poulet From Spring 2018
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
Bernie Wolfe Consultant General and Trauma Surgeon AAU Jemma Redgrave From Summer 2018 TBC
John Gaskell Medical Director

Director of Surgical Innovations

Consultant Neurosurgeon



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

consultant general surgeon

AAU Bob Barrett
Roxanna MacMillan Clinical lead, consultant neurosurgeon DNU Hermione Guildford
Fleur Fanshawe Consultant general surgeon Keller/AAU Debbie Chazen From Summer 2018 TBC
Oliver Valentine Specialist registrar, cardiothoracic surgery Darwin James Anderson
Dominic Copeland Specialist registrar, general surgery Keller David Ames
Frieda Petrenko Specialist registrar, cardiothoracic surgery Darwin Olga Fedori
Xavier "Zav" Duval Specialist registrar, general surgery AAU Marcus Griffiths From episode 8
Nicky McKendrick Foundation training year 1 AAU Belinda Owusu
Meena Chowdhury Foundation training year 1 Keller Salma Hoque
Adrian "Fletch" Fletcher Director of nursing services Darwin Alex Walkinshaw
Essie Di Lucca Staff nurse Keller Kaye Wragg
Donna Jackson Staff nurse AAU Jaye Jacobs
Ben "Lofty" Chiltern Staff nurse AAU Lee Mead
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
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