Alice is under attack

Alice is under attack
Alice is under attack (Image credit: BBC)

Curtis clocks sight of Tony outside the hospital - the gangster has been released from prison and is looking for revenge. Curtis tells Alice that they have to leave Holby immediately but she insists on finishing her shift. She's bonded with female patient, Kat, but is oblivious that Kat is Tony's girlfriend and has been sent to spy on her. When Alice goes home to pack her stuff her mother tells her some friends have called in to see her. Kat and her mates are waiting for the naive nurse. They viciously attack Alice while using her mobile phone to film footage of her being beaten up which they send to a distraught Curtis. Adam and Jordan's new partnership gets underway but is tested when Adam has to leave the hospital to accompany baby Harry and Jessica to a check-up. Jordan is tempted to break his promise and do some lifesaving surgery unsupervised. Jordan makes a successful diagnosis and delegates most of the work to Ruth, but Adam is furious when he finds out what's happened in his absence. Also, Dixie coaches Jeff on what to say to his estranged wife, Lucy, about her new boyfriend 'Uncle Alan' but he can't go through with it.

Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.