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Series eight was the eighth series of Holby City to air on BBC One. It consisted of a traditional 52 episodes and ran from 18 October 2005 before concluding on 17 October 2006.

Cast

Main characters

  • Connie Beauchamp, clinical lead, consultant cardiothoracic surgeon, Darwin - Amanda Mealing
  • Ric Griffin, clinical lead, consultant general surgeon, Keller - Hugh Quarshie
  • Lola Griffin, clinical lead, consultant in critical care, AAU - Sharon D. Clarke
  • Nick Jordan, general surgical consultant, Darwin - Michael French (until episode 37)
  • Mark Williams, charge nurse, AAU - Robert Powell
  • Reg Lund, medical researcher / registrar - Martin Hancock (until episode 32)
  • Mickie Hendrie, midwife - Kelly Adams (until episode 47)
  • Tricia Williams, staff nurse, AAU - Sharon Maughan
  • Abra Durant, locum consultant general surgeon, Keller/AAU - Adrian Edmondson
  • Dean West, foundation training year 1, AAU - Paul Henshall
  • Matt Parker, foundation training year 1, AAU - Adam Best
  • Donna Jackson, staff nurse, Keller/AAU - Jaye Jacobs
  • Chrissie Williams, clinical matron / ward sister, Darwin - Tina Hobley
  • Elliot Hope, consultant cardiothoracic surgeon, Darwin - Paul Bradley (from episode 4)
  • Jac Naylor, registrar, Keller - Rosie Marcel (from episode 6)
  • Sam Strachan,specialist registrar, cardiothoracic surgery, Darwin - Tom Chambers (from episode 12)
  • Joseph Byrne, specialist registrar, cardiothoracic surgery, Darwin - Luke Roberts (from episode 12)
  • Kyla Tyson, ward sister, Keller/AAU - Rakie Ayola (from episode 17)

Recurring characters

  • Christopher Sutherland, chief executive officer, Holby City NHS Trust - Patrick Toomey
  • Justin Fuller, physiotherapist - Ben Richards (from episode 23, until episode 37)
  • Bradley Hume, Assistant General Manager - Scott Adkins (from episode 32, until episode 52)
  • Gina Hope, relative, patient, Darwin (from episode 23 until episode 52)

Episodes

Episode

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Series

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Title Director Writer Centric character Original airdate
264 1 "The Outsiders" Fraser MacDonald Anita Pandolfo Ric 18 October 2005
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265b

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2b
"Test Your Metal"
"Great Leap Forward"
Rob Evans Suzie Smith Diane 26 October 2005
27 October 2005
Part three and four of a Casualty@HolbyCity Halloween crossover.
Note: Casualty also had two 20 minute episodes aired as part of this event, and were thought to count together as one episode. However, in 2016 when Casualty's 1000th episode aired, it transpired that the two parter which aired in 2005 actually counted as two separate episodes. This resulted in a bulk correction of episode numbering from that point onward, whereby each episode's overall number after that point was amended by increasing it by one. Additionally, this meant Casualty's 20th series inlcuded 48 episodes, not 47.
266 3 "Crimes and Misdemeanours" Rob Evans Michael Jenner Lola 1 November 2005
267 4 "More Equal Than Others" Fraser MacDonald Andrew Holden Connie 8 November 2005
Elliot Hope arrives.
268 5 "Butterfly Effect" Richard Platt Elsa Cranworth Owen 15 November 2005
269 6 "Bird on a Wire" Richard Platt Andrea Earl Dean 22 November 2005
Jac Naylor arrives.
270 7 "Learning Curve" Steve Finn Andrew Cornish Owen 29 November 2005
271 8 "Comfort of Strangers" Steve Finn Johnathon Myerson & Robert Fraser Owen 6 December 2005
272 9 "Prometheus Unbound" Julie Anne Robinson Andrew Holden Diane 13 December 2005
273 10 "The Long Goodbye" Julie Anne Robinson Debbie O'Malley Owen 20 December 2005
Owen Davies departs.
274 11 "Deny Thy Father, Part II" Paul Harrison Gaby Chiappe Nick 27 December 2005
Part two of a two-hour-long Casualty@Holby City crossover special. Nick Jordan returns.
275 12 "Mother Love" Claire Armspach Tony Mchale Joseph 3 January 2006
Sam Strachan and Joseph Byrne arrive.
276 13 "Pride Before a Fall" James Erskine Len Collin Ric 10 January 2006
277 14 "Yesterday Once More" Steve Kelly Gaby Chiappe Mark 17 January 2006
278 15 "Brother's Keeper" Steve Kelly Peter Lloyd Ric 24 January 2006
279 16 "Roots" Richard Platt McHale, Tony Ric 31 January 2006
280 17 "I'll Be Back" Richard Platt Colin Bytheway Diane 7 February 2006
Kyla Tyson arrives.
281 18 "Flight of the Bumblebee" Ian Barber Jeff Dodds Mark 14 February 2006
282 19 "Out on a Limb" Ian Barber Mark Cairns Ric 21 February 2006
283 20 "We Gave Her All Our Love" Indra Bhose Michael Jenner Nick 28 February 2006
284 21 "Into Your Own Hands" Indra Bhose Stephanie Lloyd-Jones Ric 7 March 2006
285 22 "Let it Shine" Nick Jones Len Collin Nick 14 March 2006
286 23 "Leap in the Dark" Nick Jones Andrea Earl Elliot 21 March 2006
Justin Fuller arrives.
287 24 "Snake in the Grass" Teague, Colin Johanne McAndrew Jac 28 March 2006
288 25 "Passing On" Colin Teague Pete Hambly Connie 4 April 2006
289 26 "Quality Time" Simon Massey Martin Jameson Elliot 11 April 2006
290 27 "Honesty" Ian Jackson Jenny Lecoat Mickie 18 April 2006
291 28 "Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged" Ian Jackson Paul Coates Diane 25 April 2006
292 29 "Short Cuts" Steve Finn Veronica Henry Joseph 2 May 2006
293 30 "Lead Us Not Into Temptation" Steve Finn Debbie O'Malley Chrissie 9 May 2006
294 31 "Games of Chance" Jim Doyle Peter Lloyd Nick 16 May 2006
295 32 "One Tender Kiss" Jim Doyle Graham Mitchell Diane 23 May 2006
Bradley Hume arrives.
296 33 "Abracadabra" Indra Bhose Joe Ainsworth Diane 6 June 2006
297 34 "Invasion" Indra Bhose Len Collin Mickie 7 June 2006
298 35 "Promises to Keep" Ian Barber Nick Warburton Elliot 29 June 2006
299 36 "The Truth Will Out" Ian Barber Andrea Earl Nick 6 July 2006
300 37 "Extreme Measures" Colin Teague Tony McHale Connie 11 July 2006
Justin Fuller and Nick Jordan depart.
301 38 "I Am Not What I Am" Peter Rose Bradley Quirk Dean 18 July 2006
302 39 "Looking After Number One" Peter Rose Alun Nipper Joseph 25 July 2006
303 40 "Conscience" Rob Evans Pete Hambly Lola 1 August 2006
304 41 "Metamorphosis" Rob Evans Sasha Hails Connie 8 August 2006
305 42 "Team Holby" Ian Jackson Debbie O'Malley Elliot 15 August 2006
306 43 "Horse to Water" Ian Jackson Michael Jenner Elliot 22 August 2006
307 44 "Bad Blood" Richard Platt Martin Jameson Matt 29 August 2006
308 45 "Nothing Ventured, Nothing Lost" Richard Platt Sara Turner Sam 5 September 2006
309 46 "Better the Devil You Know" John Greening Paul Coates Mickie 6 September 2006
310 47 "Star Maker" John Greening Johanne McAndrew & Elliot Hope Mickie 12 September 2006
Mickie Hendrie departs.
311 48 "Just Another Day" Christopher King Mark Cairns Lola 19 September 2006
312 49 "Now or Never" Christopher King Andrew Holden Tricia 26 September 2006
313 50 "Taking Liberties" Fraser MacDonald Mark Catley Elliot 3 October 2006
314 51 "If The Heart Lies" Fraser MacDonald Peter Lloyd Elliot 10 October 2006
315 52 "Moondance" Nigel Douglas Tony McHale Donna 17 October 2006
Bradley Hume and Red Lund depart, Gina Hope dies.
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