Casualty

The WORST episodes of Casualty

Every episode of Casualty ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Casualty!

Casualty is a weekly television show broadcast on BBC One, and the longest running emergency medical drama television series in the world. Created by Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin, it was first broadcast on 6 September 1986 and transmitted in the UK on BBC One. The producer was Geraint Morris. The programme is based around the fictional Holby City Hospital and focuses on the staff and patients of the hospital's Accident and Emergency Department.

Last Updated: 9/28/2022Network: BBC One
Share:
Professionals
star
0.00
0 votes

#1 - Professionals

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/18/1986

Charlie and Baz are an item and the staff have to deal with a battered wife, who fears for her young son. Rose Sherman meets her match when she tries to deceive Ewart over the cleaning contract and Megan confides in him about having to have an operation. An old woman with lice and a man with an ulcer are admitted and the night shift ends with a punch-up and Duffy getting thumped in the mouth.

No Future
star
0.00
0 votes

#2 - No Future

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/13/1986

Megan's awoken by a disturbance in a neighbour's garden and becomes a mediator for the police, to end the siege. Andy and Sandra are at odds as they bring a crash victim in with a suspected heart attack, but dies before the police can interview him. Ewart's suspicions of the woman's well founded, for when the police search the car, they find drugs and a search for her, is mounted. All's now well between Charlie and Baz.

Survival
star
0.00
0 votes

#3 - Survival

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/20/1986

Ewart's wife wants a reconciliation and Baz returns to work amid rumours, she's had an abortion, causing Charlie to fly off the handle. The staff have to deal with an old man's wishes to die, as a young man seeks reassurance on getting married. A bombshell's dropped on the future of Holby and the staff toast a decision to fight for it's survival at the end of their shift.

A Little Lobbying
star
0.00
0 votes

#4 - A Little Lobbying

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/12/1987

Ewart meets the new Unit General Manager for Holby, Elizabeth Straker, and the fight's on to reopen the night. A distraught Charlie arrives for duty after finding Baz has left and Megan's getting no support from Ted as she and the other members of the staff fight to get Holby opened again. With public support, the management have to back down and the night shift is reopened.

Shades of Love
star
0.00
0 votes

#5 - Shades of Love

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/26/1987

Cyril and Karen are on hand to attend to a man who collapses with a heart attack but they fail to save him. Susie's in love with a good looking policeman as Cyril and Karen's relationship falters. Megan's disgusted when she learns Charlie's taken advantage of Karen and tells him to tell her the truth. The staff have to deal with a juggler's broken toe and a fashion model, who refuses to have tests to determine, whether she lives or dies. Ewart turns up late for a meal with his ex-wife, Roz, and upsets her over a financial matter and she tells him she's going to divorce him.

Cry for Help
star
0.00
0 votes

#6 - Cry for Help

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/3/1987

Kuba's native tongue helps calm the wife of a patient brought in and Cyril stops two girls fighting in the waiting room, but ends up in trouble with Charlie. There's a thief on the prowl but Ewart only acts when he becomes a victim. As Sandra and Andy talk about their relationship, they receive a call which they attend but as they return to casualty, they pick up a student, who tried to commit suicide at the local college. The student turns driver, when Andy has to attend to Sandra, fatally stabbed by the other patient, who escapes, but she dies after the staff fail to save her and Andy can't be consoled.

Anaconda
star
0.00
0 votes

#7 - Anaconda

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/10/1987

Frank tries to chat up Susie but she's not interested and Duffy complains to Charlie about Dr Mary Thominson. A missing snake cause havoc in the A & E department and a photographer witnesses a brutal stabbing. Andy's finding it hard to cope, as he returns to duty.

Lifelines
star
0.00
0 votes

#8 - Lifelines

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/17/1987

Duffy's been promoted to Sister and clashes with Dr Mary Thominson. Charlie's called on to help a group of pot-holers and has to go down into the ground to help one of them. Back at Holby, Kuba is wrongly accused of theft and Susie's furious when her photos are circulated around the department. It's Andy's last day and the staff gather together to wish him well and Ewart demands tighter security.

Watch Now:iTunes
The Raid
star
0.00
0 votes

#9 - The Raid

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/24/1987

The black community erupts when the police search for drug pushers and all hell breaks out. Charlie and Ruth are called to the scene as the police have to cope with bombs being hurled at them. Back at Holby, Duffy's first stint of being in charge goes wrong and Megan steps in to restore peace. Ted in involved in an accident in his taxi and Ewart and Elizabeth enjoy a cosy night together.

Cross Fingers
star
0.00
0 votes

#10 - Cross Fingers

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/31/1987

Megan's moonlighting in an effort to make ends meet, whilst Ted's taxi's out of service. A suspected case of meningitis comes in and Susie tries to find out who is the new man in Duffy's life. Ewart is avoiding Elizabeth, to avoid her being involved in a divorce petition by his wife. The staff are kept busy as they deal with a scalded hand, a twisted knee and a child with a broken arm. At the end of the shift, the staff gather round to wish Karen and Cyril the best of luck in their forthcoming exams.

Seeking Heat
star
0.00
0 votes

#11 - Seeking Heat

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/7/1987

Ewart's relieved his divorce is over even though his wife took him to the cleaners, but at least he's free to enjoy Elizabeth's company now. A bomb explodes in a house, split into flats and only one person is found alive, but who is he? The jacket he was wearing tells them who he is, but it turns out later, it wasn't his and the staff now have to tell the parents, who thought their son was alive, is now dead. Megan is attacked because of her Irish accent and Duffy and Mary have healed the rift between them. Although she has passed her exams, Karen tells Charlie she intends to leave.

Rock-a-Bye-Baby
star
0.00
0 votes

#12 - Rock-a-Bye-Baby

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/14/1987

The social services are called in, when a baby's brought in covered in bruises and is then taken into care. Ewart's insisting on employing a security guard after the police were called in to sort out a group of youths. An elderly mother is brought in after a fall in her home, but it's the daughter who's in need of attention because of the stress she under. A tragedy occurs when a group of school kids get high on lighter fuel and the staff have to tell the parents, their daughter has died. At the end of the shift, Duffy gets picked up by Peter and Charlie buys a jeep.

Hooked
star
0.00
0 votes

#13 - Hooked

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/21/1987

Peter tells Duffy he's HIV positive and she reacts badly to the news. On the eve of their silver wedding anniversary, Ted tells Megan he wants to go partnership with a cousin and start their own mini cab firm and she's furious because it means moving to Cheltenham. A male prostitute saves a man's life but then gets attacked by a gang he had met earlier. A religious nut causes havoc in the waiting room and a letter from Peter causes Duffy to break down. She confides in Mary, who advises her to be tested for the Aids virus. A newly wedded couple, involved in a crash, are brought in but they die of their injuries. Megan's party is in full swing but she's not and Elizabeth asks Ewart if he would like to meet her daughter.

Fun Night
star
0.00
0 votes

#14 - Fun Night

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/28/1987

Ted and Megan take a picnic when they go to Cheltenham and although she enjoys the picnic, she doesn't like the place. Cyril bets he can get a date with Mary and finds himself in one of the most expensive hotels having breakfast. Mary tells Duffy later, she ordered everything, just to put him in his place but paid the bill. Two brothers end up in casualty, when they attack a local villain, who stabs them both but the youngest one dies later. The police are on hand to arrest him and the girlfriend, in fear of her life, tells them where the weapon can be found. Duffy's looking for Peter and tells Mary that her test for aids is clear and she's very relieved. Ewart meets Elizabeth's daughter and when he finds she's pregnant but not married, they have different views on what should happen and the evening ends disastrously. Susie regrets going to a seedy club with her friend, on her night off but her quick thinking saves the life of a young thug. He falls on broken glass and severs a

Watch Now:iTunes
Peace, Brother
star
0.00
0 votes

#15 - Peace, Brother

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/5/1987

Dr Mary Thominson's parents have come to stay and things are very strained between them all. Megan and Ted argue over the move to Cheltenham and she's not going. George Thominson is rushed in after overdosing and Ewart takes over as Mary comforts her mother. She arranges for her friend Brendan to come and pick her mother up and take her back to her flat and stay with her. Landowners try to drive a group of hippies off their land but a young boy is injured and taken to Holby where the staff have problems, dealing with the trouble they bring. George recovers from his overdose and is impressed with Brendan. Peter turns up and Duffy tells him she was worried about him and tells him her test is clear. The drugs cabinet's been broken into and a rookie cop gets bitten on the leg by one of the hippies and has to have a tetanus shot. Peace is restored when the hippies leave.

Burning Cases
star
0.00
0 votes

#16 - Burning Cases

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/12/1987

Sophie Bennod suffers verbal abuse from her wheelchair bound disabled husband, Tom and when he accidentally sets fire to the bathroom curtains, he deliberately burns himself. She accompanies him to the hospital where his burns are found not to be serious but he has to stay in for a couple of days. She decides she had enough and tells Dr Mary Thominson she's leaving him but is persuaded to speak to Tom first. He is devastated and tells her he loves her, as she walks out of his life, for good. Ewart declares his love for Elizabeth when they spend the day together, by throwing his wedding ring out of her car window. When he starts his shift later, Mary asks him to look at a young woman who is in severe pain but they clash over his diagnosis. She's after drugs but Mary disagrees but later on, he's proved right, when the woman gets up and walks out because she didn't get what she wanted. Duffy refuses to talk to Peter when he keeps phoning so he turns up drunk and causes a commotion un

Watch Now:iTunes
These Things Happen
star
0.00
0 votes

#17 - These Things Happen

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/19/1987

Ewart's recovering from a heart attack and as Megan worries about the old woman's death and the report she has to submit, Lucinda arrives to be told the bad news. When she receives a copy of her mother's death certificate, she is told by the Coroner she can't sue anyone until the inquest has been heard. Kuba lets slip to Ewart the trouble Megan's in and he's told to leave when his heart rate goes up and Elizabeth has to explain what is going on. Megan goes before the hospital board, to answer their questions and is cleared but now she has to face the inquest. Lucinda befriends Mrs King the next door neighbour, and finds a lonely woman, who's still mourning her husband and arrives in time to raise the alarm, when she tries to end it. She has to be pumped out and Lucinda complains to Charlie, who promptly spells out the risks the woman would have faced, if they hadn't done it. A birthday party ends in tragedy for three nurses, when Francine and Jane are injured in a hit and run and

Welcome to Casualty
star
0.00
0 votes

#18 - Welcome to Casualty

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/9/1988

Megan's now living in a high-rise flat because they had to sell the house to finance the mini-cab business. Charlie gives her a lift to work and Cyril's back, looking for a job and surprised to find Susie's gone. Ewart's feeling low because Elizabeth has left and he visits George, an old friend, who bucks him up. He leaves to return to casualty and findings intruders on the premises, George investigates and is brutally attacked but bites one of them before he passes out. He later raises the alarm and ends up in casualty and Ewart visits him. Later, he recognises one of his assailant's and the police apprehend both of them. Peter's sister brings Duffy a letter from him with a pressed flower in it and tells her he's dead, after driving his car into the river. Dr David Rowe finds it hard to treat a young woman, paralysed from the neck down, after a car she was working on, fell on her. Ewart meets the new out-patient's manager, Valerie Sinclair and battle lines are drawn.

Desperate Odds
star
0.00
0 votes

#19 - Desperate Odds

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/16/1988

Social worker, Steve Selway, is called by a neighbour concerned about the welfare of a boy but when he investigates, the father attacks and seriously injures him, leaving him for dead, by his car. With no identification on him, the staff battle to save him and as he's sent to the theatre for an operation, Megan recognises him. The police go to arrest the father but the boy's been injured and rushed to hospital where the staff battle to save him but who was responsible? The police bring in a prisoner complaining of chest pains but he is sent back to the cells after being examined but he suffers a fatal heart attack and dies. Charlie meets Valerie and talks about the Observation Ward but an irate Ewart arrives, worried about their conversation, dismisses him and then argues with her over savings to be made. A wedding party arrive suffering with food poisoning and an elderly woman with diabetes is brought in by her son and finds she's going to lose her other leg, through a gangrenou

Drake's Drum
star
0.00
0 votes

#20 - Drake's Drum

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/23/1988

Tony, the local Vicar, calls on an elderly man whose lost his faith and later finds he's been rushed to casualty, where a delicate heart operation to remove fluid, has to be perform by the on-duty surgeon. Duffy senses Tony has problems of his own and he eventually tells her he's HIV and Ewart's gone on a trip down the river with an old pal to escape the pressures of work, but finds out about the proposed closure of the Observation Ward. He heads back to casualty and argues with Valerie over the news and he's furious with her. A small child suffering from asthma comes in and the cause is put down to the parents arguments.

Absolution
star
0.00
0 votes

#21 - Absolution

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/30/1988

Amid rumours that the Observation Ward is to be closed, a middle aged woman's rushed in from the airport and found to be a drug smuggler, who has swallowed the assignment, which has to be removed quickly and Charlie and Dr David Rowe are at odds about calling the police. Laura tries to commit suicide in a church, after confessing the baby she's expecting is her brother-in-law's. As the staff battle to save her, her husband's found and shocked to find out about the baby which she's loses. David has to deal with an irate husband who objects to him examining his wife's breast and when Charlie makes an undeserved remark, he puts him in his place. A patient who looks like Peter causes Duffy to freeze and has to ask Cyril to take over and then receives a reprimand from Charlie, but when she explains, he takes her to the church where he's buried and she lays his ghost to rest.

Burn Out
star
0.00
0 votes

#22 - Burn Out

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/7/1988

After being attacked by pupils at her school, the teacher returns after plastic surgery on the injuries to her face, only to be taunted by them again. She refuses to report them and when Megan visits that evening, she's shocked at what happened to her. She collapses at school and taken to Holby and told she faces more surgery which will leave her scared for life, and her husband's frustrated that the money they spent on her first operation was a waste. Valerie Sinclair feels Ewart has betrayed her over the proposed closure of the Observation Ward and they have an exchange of words, as Cindy, a squatter, is in a bad way when Keith and Shirley have to deliver her baby in the ambulance and then she rejects it. An irritable patient causes Megan to have a major stress attack and Ewart takes her to his office and she tells him about her problems and then breaks down. The patient who caused her to snap, finds himself on the receiving end when Duffy takes over and treats his injured hand.

Watch Now:iTunes
A Quiet Night
star
0.00
0 votes

#23 - A Quiet Night

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/14/1988

Charlie meets Megan at the train station as she returns to work after that fateful night and she feel Ewart's family were wrong in not letting his friends attend his funeral. She tells him she had to have more tests and relieved to find the cancer hasn't returned and Ewart knew about it. A rugby player comes in with a broken nose but it's his mate who tries the patience of the staff, complaining about being kept waiting for him. Valerie Sinclair's found in Ewart's office by Charlie looking for some papers he had and Megan's shocked when a woman confides in her that her husband died suddenly and she hasn't told anyone. A farmer injures his hand on some machinery and his wife, realising it needs stitches, sends him to hospital. A group of rowdy teenagers going aboard, cause one of the mini bus drivers to taking his mind off the road and into the path of the injured farmer's car. Both buses crash and the farmer's car bursts into flames, killing him in the inferno and one of the pup

Living Memories
star
0.00
0 votes

#24 - Living Memories

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/21/1988

A little girl's rushed in and the doctors quick actions, saves her life and Megan comforts the relived mother. A man dressed as a rabbit comes in, having been pushed through a plate glass window, needs attention and his companion, also in fancy dress disguised as a chicken, causes a few laughs. Valerie Sinclair is definitely not very popular amongst the staff and an old man who comes in after his wife slashed his private parts during a row, refuses to go home. A woman, suspected of having food poison, is distressed with her partner's impatience and is relieved when he leaves. Nurse Kiran Joghill finds out she's having an affair with a with him and this must be her penance for adultery. A sixteen-year-old boy, the victim of a hit and run accident, is pronounced brain dead and as he had a donor card, the parents are asked if they can use he organs but the father refuses. The irony is, the boy will now have to have a post-mortem and what the father objected to, will happen anyway.

Directors: Keith Washington
Inferno
star
0.00
0 votes

#25 - Inferno

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/28/1988

A hairdresser's mood swings causes a disagreement between Megan and David, who tells the woman to keep taking the pills prescribed by her doctor, but when she returns later with a deep gash on her arm, he realises his mistake. Her husband and daughter have suffered over the years as well and Megan finally gets her to agree to seek professional help. An old war hero gets separated from his dog and is totally confused, when he's admitted but all he wants is his dog and Megan cheers him up when she tells him he's been found by the police. Valerie goes to a local bonfire night with friends and gang of kids cause trouble when they steal some rockets and throw them into the fire. Panic sets in, as parents try to protect their kids but Valerie and her friend's son are injured and rushed to Holby. The boy has to be transferred to a burns clinic and Charlie attends to her badly burnt arm and advises her to go home. A little girl comes in with suspected meningitis and Megan has decided to

Want to see the rest of the rankings?

Episode Ninja is a small business run by one person.
Pro memberships help fund servers and new feature development!