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Holby City: Behind the Screen

Go behind the scenes in this access all areas guide to popular BBC TV medical drama Holby City. Find out how the show is made, how story ideas are developed and written, how they make the operations look so realistic, and how long it takes to film an episode.

Meet the people who make the show every week, including producers, writers, designers, nursing advisors, the casting, post-production, costume, make-up and prosthetics teams, and of course the all-important actors. In exclusive interviews the cast reveal how they create their characters and what it’s like to play doctors and nurses for a living.

Available from Amazon (ebook only – the paperback is now out of print); for Nook e-readers; for Kobo e-readers

hugh qFeatures in-depth, exclusive interviews with: executive producer and series producer Oliver Kent and Simon Harper; series producer Kate Hall; line producer Lyn Grant; producer Sarah Creasey; series production manager Ali Liddle; scheduler Lorna Whittaker; script editor Matt Denison; scriptwriters Andy Bayliss, Nick Fisher and Patrick Homes; medical researchers Hayley Cameron, Keren Coleman, Hannah Goraya and Lina Stroud; casting directors Liz Stoll and John Cannon; director Paulette Randall MBE; prosthetics designer Megan Thomas; senior nursing adviser Lisa Spencer Blackshaw; series makeup designer Jo Houtmeyers; series costume designer Helen Ashley; production designer George Kyriakides; post production supervisor Robi Borgonovo; catherine reditor Rob Platt; dubbing mixer Michael Narduzzo; and actors David Ajao (Damon Ford), David Ames (Dominic Copeland), James Anderson (Oliver Valentine), Camilla Arfwedson (Zosia March), Bob Barrett (Sacha Levy), Eleanor Fanyinka (Morven Digby), Guy Henry (Henrik Hanssen), Jaye Jacobs (Donna Jackson), Rosie Marcel (Jac Naylor), Joe McFadden (Raf Di Lucca), Lee Mead (Ben ‘Lofty’ Chiltern), John Michie (Guy Self), Hugh Quarshie (Ric Griffin), Jemma Redgrave (Bernie Wolfe), Catherine Russell (Serena Campbell), Christian Vit (Matteo Rossini), Alex Walkinshaw (Adrian ‘Fletch’ Fletcher) and Kaye Wragg (Essie Di Lucca). Plus special chapters on Casualty crossovers, the Holby sets, the Berena storyline and the death of Arthur Digby. 

Holby City episode reviews

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From June 2009 to October 2016, Holby City reviewed episode-by-episode. All the surgery, scheming, romance and Pulses’ muffins you can consume, in one handy volume. As originally posted on the blog In paperback and ebook 

Also available: the complete Series 19 for ebook