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Chrissie loses her baby

Chrissie loses her baby
Chrissie loses her baby (Image credit: BBC)

Chrissie Williams's (Tina Hobley) recent discovery that she is pregnant with former fling Oliver's baby sent the nurse into shock. Having always believed she was unable to conceive, following complications after the birth of her late daughter Amanda, the news changed everything for her. But, while she's busy making plans to bring up the child on her own, Chrissie is struck by tragedy once again when she takes ill on the ward and loses the unborn baby. The drama stuns Oliver who, having been kept in the dark about the pregnancy, only learned about his potential fatherhood just minutes before the miscarriage. Chrissie, determined not to be broken by the loss, decides to take fate in to her own hands and vows to get pregnant again. But who will help her to finally become a mother? Elsewhere, Maria undergoes her risky operation to save her spine and while the results aren't confirmed, a light appears at the end of the tunnel for the nurse as she comes round. Meanwhile, Penny impresses Connie with an assignment but ultra-sharp Jac isn't quite so enamoured with her young colleague.

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.