Bright and energetic paramedic Finlay Newton joins the series in S14 E9, he replaces paramedic Mike – who was killed in a car accident the previous episode. On the road with his paramedic partner Mel, the paramedics are being filmed by a camera crew who are to make a documentary about their work. Fin’s first call his to a man with a slipped disc, they find him in a car with a woman he is having an affair with. As the couple worry about the camera crew, Fin decides to call the fire brigade out to cut off the top of the car, so as not to damage then man’s back. They are also called to other cases including a girl with firework burns, a domestic violence case, and their last call to a building site where a crane driver has collapsed leading to a concrete block landing on another’s chest. The man has troubling breathing, and Fin, who has been acting the hero all day, starts to panic. But manages to save him. In S14 E11, Fin attends a shout where a bomb has exploded. He also makes friends with SHO Sean’s grandad, who has turned up at the department to see him. Every year they go to the cemetery to visit the grave of one of his friend’s who died in the First World War. With Sean busy, it seems they won’t make it – Fin decides to hold a two-minute silence in Reception as a mark of respect.
Behind the scenes
Kwame Kwei-Armah played Finlay Newton in Casualty from 1999 until 2004.