Casualty returns to BBC One next month with a two-part series opener with each episode dealing with the same events viewed through two different perspectives.
The story starts with the arrival of new doctors Toby De Silva (Matthew Needham) and Ruth Winters (Georgia Taylor). The pair are being given a guided tour by Holby A&E stalwart Charlie Fairhead who is becoming disillusioned at his 35 years in nursing.
Toby’s first day at Holby City is a baptism of fire, while Ruth oozes confidence, poor Toby manages to mess up nearly every job he’s given, including letting an overdose victim go without treatment.
As a result, a despairing Maggie sends Toby out with Dixie, but as they drive past a coach parked outside a row of shops, there’s a massive explosion. They both respond to the emergency and run to help, and begin to assess the chaotic situation.
Episode two looks at the day through Charlie’s eyes. On his way home he receives a call from Tess informing him that a major incident has been declared.
Heading to the bomb site Charlie soon gets to work � helping the walking wounded and assessing the situation on the ground. But when he gets back to the hospital he’s faced with chaos. There are not enough staff, there’s no surgical lead and they have had to create a temporary mortuary.
Things become worse as the ED is evacuated due to an unattended bag. As everyone else leaves the building, Charlie stays behind and tries to convince one of the bombers, an animal rights activist, to receive critical treatment. He also attempts to convince another activist to give himself up.