Casualty spoilers follow.
Casualty’s cast and crew have returned to filming, after production was postponed as a result of the UK lockdown back in Match.
Filming has resumed on BBC One’s medical drama Casualty and the team are currently working on one of the show’s most powerful episodes to date.
A special episode kicking off Casualty’s return will see these unprecedented times through the lens of the Emergency Department staff.
The special edition will reveal the full extent of the impact that COVID-19 has had on the Emergency Departments.
The scenes will explore how the pandemic and its aftermath put pressure on all of the staff, as many of them face significant professional and personal challenges.
Clinical Lead Connie Beauchamp will find that her personal leadership qualities are pushed to their very limit when several of her team fall ill with the virus in the line of duty.
Will Connie be able to rally troops as they watch the news coming in from Italy of mass casualties and overwhelmed hospitals? Will she be able to keep her personal feelings in check when her lover Jacob falls ill with the virus?
And can their newly-reignited passion survive social distancing and these high pressure circumstances? This all remains to be seen.
With the support of Charlie, who is also devastated by the impact of the coronavirus on local care homes, Connie is able to reflect on her leadership in these most challenging of times as they face their most gut-wrenching decision ever.
Viewers will also see that paramedic Lev has decided to move out of the family home during the lockdown to protect his vulnerable young son recovering from cancer.
Without her husband at home, Faith is left to come to terms with Dylan’s earlier accusation that Lev had an illicit affair, but who does she really believe?
Paramedic Fenisha has so far managed to keep her pregnancy a secret from Ethan, her baby’s father, and Jan, her boss – but the big question is whether she can continue to do so in a pandemic.
Speaking about Casualty’s return. Kate Oates, Head of Continuing Drama at BBC Studios, said: “We are thrilled to be back in production with BBC’s longest-running medical show.
“The writers, Casualty teams, cast and crew are back on set with stories that reflect the extraordinary times we are living through. We can’t wait for the audience to see them and to be back in the Saturday night schedule.”
The Casualty production team have developed comprehensive production protocols to ensure that the series is produced in a safe and responsible manner.
Social distancing will be adhered to in accordance with current government guidelines and the high standards that audiences expect will be achieved through inventive techniques and careful planning.
When Casualty returns, the episodes will be airing at the slightly shorter duration of 40 minutes.
Casualty airs on Saturday nights on BBC One.
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