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Series 33 is the 33rd series of Casualty and aired from 11 August 2018 to 10 August 2019. Filming for the series' first episode likely took place in spring 2018. It was initially set to comprise 47 episodes, but the final two episodes were merged into one. In November 2018, new titles were introduced.

In February 2019, it was revealed that the 26th episode of the series would be the first part of a two-part crossover with sister show Holby City - the first since December 2005.[1]

The beginning of the series saw the departure of paramedic Sam Nicholls, portrayed by Charlotte Salt. In November, Gabriella Leon and Shaheen Jafargholi joined the main cast as student nurses Jade Lovall and Marty Kirkby respectively. Over three years after her first appearance on the show, Chelsea Halfpenny made her final appearance as registrar Alicia Munroe. Four episodes later, Azuka Oforka departed from her role as senior staff nurse Louise Tyler, over six years after her arrival during the show's 27th series. In February 2019, the show's spring trailer revealed that Genesis Lynea and Jack Nolan would join the cast as Archie Hudson and Will Noble respectively; they made their first appearances on the show the following month. In April, Neet Mohan, who portrayed junior doctor Rashid Masum, temporarily departed from the show, and it was announced that Amanda Mealing would take a break from portraying consultant Connie Beauchamp. In May, it was revealed that after three years on the show, Jaye Griffiths would make her final appearance as Elle Gardner later that month.[2]

Series guest appearances

The series opener saw the introduction of Max Parker as recovering drug addict Alasdair "Base" Newman. Di Botcher continued her role as senior paramedic Jan Jenning, a role she started in the previous series; Rebecca Ryan also continued her role as porter Gem Dean, who first appeared in the show's 31st series. Also continuing into series 33 was Blake Gardner, portrayed by Kai Thorne.

In June, it was announced that Sharon Gless would return as neurosurgeon Zsa Zsa Harper-Jenkinson.[3] In August, it was revealed that Ellen Thomas would appear as Omo Masters, the mother of nurse Jacob Masters.[4] Later that month, a trailer was released, revealing that Brian Carroll, portrayed by Matthew Marsh, would make another appearance on the show; his last appearance was during the show's 30th series in 2016.[5]

Episode 2 saw Belinda Stewart-Wilson reprise her role as Ciara Cassidy; she had previously appeared earlier that year in March. The following episode saw the final appearance of Joe Gaminara as foundation doctor Eddie McAllister after a long storyline which saw his character rape registrar Alicia Munroe. In the same episode, Clive Wood made his first appearance as Bill Crowthers who would later become involved in a storyline surrounding Charlie Fairhead and Lisa "Duffy" Duffin. Buckso Dhillon-Woolley reappeared as Madia Masum; she would make an additional appearance in episode 9.

Episode 5 saw the first appearance of Ciara Cassidy's estranged husband Joel Dunns, portrayed by Gyuri Sarossy. Chris Gordon also joined the show as drug dealer Ross West. In episode 7, Sujaya Dasgupta and Jennifer Hulman made their first appearances as Jamila Vani and Rachael Crowthers respectively. Gareth David-Lloyd made his first appearance as Joshua Bowers in episode 12. In the subsequent episode, Paul Barber joined the show as homeless patient Ernest Maxwell.

In episode 22, Amy Noble reprised her role as DC Kate Wilkinson, a character who had appeared on-off since 2015. In February 2019, it was announced via a tweet from Charles Venn that Ellen Thomas would make reprise her role as Omo Masters later that year.[6] . In episode 23, Sacharissa Claxton made her first appearance as Lilley Maxwell. The following week, Siân Reeves returned as Kim Harrison; she last appeared in the series 31 episode "Binge Britain".

On 20 February, the full cast list for the first part of the crossover with Holby City was released, revealing that 14 characters from the show would make a guest appearance, including former Casualty regular Adrian "Fletch" Fletcher, portrayed by Alex Walkinshaw.[7]

Cast

For a listing of character appearances in this series, see Character appearances#Series 33.

Main characters

Recurring/Guest characters

Episodes

Episode No. Series No. Title Director Writer(s) Original airdate
1093 1 Episode 1 Steve Brett Simon Norman 11 August 2018
1094 2 Episode 2 Steve Brett Patrick Holmes 18 August 2018
1095 3 Episode 3 Thomas Hescott Marissa Lestrade and Steve Bailie 25 August 2018
1096 4 Episode 4 Thomas Hescott Jeff Povey 1 September 2018
1097 5 Episode 5 Judith Dine Jerome Bucchan-Nelson and Dana Fainaru 15 September 2018
1098 6 Episode 6 Judith Dine Chris Murray 22 September 2018
1099 7 Episode 7 Alex Jacob Jon Sen 29 September 2018
1100 8 Episode 8 Alex Jacob Rachel Paterson 6 October 2018
1101 9 Episode 9 Jordan Hogg Dana Fainaru 13 October 2018
1102 10 Episode 10 Jordan Hogg Oliver Frampton 20 October 2018
1103 11 Episode 11 James Bryce Jason Sutton 27 October 2018
1104 12 Episode 12 James Bryce Rob Gittins 3 November 2018
1105 13 Episode 13 Julie Edwards Dana Fainaru 17 November 2018
1106 14 Episode 14 Julie Edwards Steve Bailie 24 November 2018
1107 15 Episode 15 Eric Styles Dana Fainaru 1 December 2018
1108 16 Episode 16 Eric Styles Katie Douglas 8 December 2018
1109 17 Episode 17 Paul Riordan Oliver Frampton 22 December 2018
1110 18 Episode 18 Matthew Evans Katie Douglas 5 January 2019
1111 19 Episode 19 Matthew Evans Julie Dixon 12 January 2019
1112 20 Episode 20 Paul Riordan Rebecca Wojciechowski 19 January 2019
1113 21 Episode 21 David Innes Edwards Pete Lawson 26 January 2019
1114 22 Episode 22 David Innes Edwards Rachel Paterson 2 February 2019
1115 23 Episode 23 James Bryce Debbie Owen 9 February 2019
1116 24 Episode 24 James Bryce Chris Murray 16 February 2019
1117 25 Episode 25 Fiona Walton Simon Norman 23 February 2019
1118 26 Episode 26 Steve Brett Michelle Lipton 2 March 2019
1119 27 Episode 27 Andy Newbery Oliver Frampton 9 March 2019
1120 28 Episode 28 Andy Newbery Hamish Wright 23 March 2019
1121 29 Episode 29 Paul Riordan Chris Lindsay and Nick Fisher 30 March 2019
1122 30 Episode 30 Kate Saxon Kim Millar 6 April 2019
1123 31 Episode 31 Kate Saxon Jeff Povey 13 April 2019
1124 32 Episode 32 Dafydd Palfrey Avril E Russell and Mark Catley 20 April 2019
1125 33 Episode 33 Paul Riordan Barbara Machin 27 April 2019
1126 34 Episode 34 Daikin Marsh Dana Fainaru 4 May 2019
1127 35 Episode 35 Daikin Marsh Oliver Frampton 11 May 2019
1128 36 Episode 36 Eric Styles Rob Gittins 25 May 2019
1129 37 Episode 37 Eric Styles Pete Lawson 1 June 2019
1130 38 Episode 38 Fiona Walton Chris Murray 8 June 2019
1131 39 Episode 39 Fiona Walton Johanne McAndrew and Elliot Hope 15 June 2019
1132 40 Episode 40 Nimer Rashed Johanne McAndrew and Claire Miller 22 June 2019
1133 41 Episode 41 Julie Edwards Rachel Paterson 29 June 2019
1134 42 Episode 42 Julie Edwards Isla Gray 13 July 2019
1135 43 Episode 43 Piotr Szkopiak Dana Fainaru 20 July 2019
1136 44 Episode 44 Piotr Szkopiak Nick Fisher and Dana Fainaru 27 July 2019
1137 45 Episode 45 James Bryce Colin Bytheway 3 August 2019
1138 46 Episode 46 Hilary Frankland, Patrick Homes and Katie Douglas Alex Jacob 10 August 2019

References

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