Can Fletch get over the loss of best friend Raf in Holby City?

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An unexpected delivery reminds Fletch of late friend Raf…

There's a reunion of sorts in this week's Holby as director of nursing Fletch (Alex Walkinshaw) crosses paths with a heart patient, played by The Bill stalwart Graham Cole – aka PC Tony Stamp. Alex starred alongside Graham as the cop drama's Dale 'Smithy' Smith from 1999 to 2010.

This week, as Fletch tries to get over the loss of best friend Raf, he's thrown when he's sent Raf's old record collection as part of his inheritance. Patient Larry (Graham Cole) shows great interest in the records and reckons Raf wants Fletch to now put them all in order. Can Fletch work through his grief to fulfil Raf's wish from beyond the grave?

Meanwhile, Neurosurgeon Roxanna MacMillan decides to test Dr Oliver Valentine's memory, this week, by moving him onto his old ward, AAU. When new junior doctor Nicky and nurse Donna both have doubts about Sacha's diagnosis of patient Anita, they ask Ollie for advice. But when Nicky pushes Ollie too far, will she help or hinder his recovery?

Also, Essie struggles to use her head over her heart as she gets involved with Professor Gaskell's trial.

Victoria Wilson
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With over 20 years’ experience writing about TV and film, Vicky currently writes features for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week magazines plus news and watching guides for, a job which involves chatting to a whole host of famous faces. Our Vicky LOVES light entertainment, with Strictly Come Dancing, Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice UK among her fave shows. Basically, if it’s got a shiny floor, she’s all over it! When she’s not watching TV, you might find Vicky in therapy… retail therapy that is!