I love a bit of Holby City me. If you are not aware of Holby City, it is a medical drama that, here in the UK airs every Tuesday night at 8pm. It is a spin off from another long running and very popular medical drama on BBC1: Casualty.
In the UK, a large amount of the continuing drama focus is on EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks. Now those soaps are on up to 6 days a week unlike Holby and they explore a broader range of subjects whereas of course Holby is medical based (although the love lives of the staff certainty take centre stage). So perhaps it is best not to count Holby City in exactly the same camp. But it should not be ignored either and often deserves as much, maybe at times more recognition then the previously mentioned other shows.
And we have two special episodes to look forward to on December 5th and December 7th. Here’s an interesting promo shot:
Not much detail is revealed about what big event goes down (which is how I like it) but it is said to be Holby City’s darkest hour, and whatever does go down will be huge.
Maybe the dark aspect is to be quite literal and they loose power and have to operate in the darkness. But I expect there will be darkness of another kind, as by the way the above characters are shown, it looks like they facing some kind of physical threat-maybe an intruder causing trouble?
Who is that holding open the door, offering a form of light? Well it is none other then John Gaskell played by Paul McGann. Paul McGann could well be a a very good asset to the show, having proved himself in many roles including of course a certain other kind of Doctor. Also interestingly, his real life brother plays a doctor in another show, in another time zone, in Call The Midwive.
Anyway, I look forward to seeing the drama unfold and here’s a trailer released by the BBC earlier to help wet your appetite.