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Casualty's William Beck: ‘Dylan’s set for a fall – and he won’t like it!

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There were shocked faces all round Casualty tonight as hospital bigwig Connie Beauchamp rocked up to Holby City ED in dramatic fashion, ready to reclaim her clinical lead duties.

But what does it all mean for Dr Dylan Keogh, who’d just begun to find his feet in his new role as acting clinical lead?

Chatting to What’s on TV (opens in new tab), William Beck (opens in new tab), who plays Dylan, joked: “Dylan’s role as acting clinical lead was a spectacular success! He struggled initially with the meat and two veg of the job. But It’s fair to say in the end he wrestled the problem to the ground… Until he was rudely interrupted by the previous clinical lead who, miraculously, was released from prison and made her way straight back to work!”

Next week viewers will see Dylan’s confidence knocked by Connie’s return. And we can reveal this will send the normally confident doctor on a downward spiral, which threatens his morale and mental health.

William said: “His confidence in his own ability to do his job, which was relatively untouchable beforehand, is undermined. This eroding of his confidence sets Dylan up for a fall over the next few weeks. He’s going to learn a lot about himself and he won’t like what he sees!”

William added that Casualty (opens in new tab) was greatly honoured by its recent BAFTA nomination in the Continuing Drama category.

“It’s lovely to be acknowledged in the same category as the continuing dramas. We can’t realistically compete on the same level as Coronation Street or EastEnders, but what we can do is offer people a show that’s been working in the same vein for 30 years and do it in a way that hopefully continues to challenge them.

“It’s enormously gratifying to be acknowledged and I hope we continue to offer people a little of what they expect and lot of what will shock and surprise them!”

For more, read our interview with William (opens in new tab).


Elaine Reilly
Writer for TV Times, What’s On TV, TV & Satellite Week and What To Watch

With twenty years of experience as an entertainment journalist, Elaine writes for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) covering a variety of programs from gardening and wildlife to documentaries and drama.


As well as active involvement in the WTW family’s social media accounts, she has been known to get chatty on the red carpet and wander into the odd podcast. 

After a day of previewing TV, writing about TV and interviewing TV stars, Elaine likes nothing than to relax… by watching TV.