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Holby City spoilers: Hospital on HIGH alert!

Holby City star Hugh Quarshie plays Ric Griffin
(Image credit: BBC)

As Holby City returns, the hospital finds itself in the grip of the Coronavirus pandemic…

When production halted on Holby City back in July, the popular medical drama left us on one hell of a cliffhanger.

First, there was high drama in the operating theatre when acting CEO Max McGerry (Jo Martin) was called away as Holby stalwart Ric Griffin (Hugh Quarshie) was about to undergo brain surgery, leaving his arch-rival Guy Self to step in.

Elsewhere, Sacha Levy was all set to marry his terminally ill fiancee Essie Di Lucca - but she tragically passed away on the way to the altar.

As Holby returns tonight, the staff are dealing with the aftermath of those events. And, as the story begins, Ric wakes from a coma, following his surgery, to find the hospital at the centre of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Max (Jo Martin) has a mammoth task keeping the hospital under control and all her staff safe, but Ric questions her judgement. Despite having just undergone surgery, Ric puts himself in the thick of the action. Could he be at risk?

Holby W46 Sacha grief

Sacha is behaving out of character following the death of his true love, Essie...

Meanwhile, Sacha is feeling angry at the world following Essie's death and takes his frustrations out on ‘hypochondriac’ patient, Jodie (played by ex-Emmerdale actress Sian Reese-Williams). Sacha is a shadow of his former self and pushes his friends like Jac away. Will he seek comfort from a stranger?

Also, Cameron visibly struggles working in such dire conditions - can he be hailed the hero?

Holby City airs Tuesdays at 8.15pm on BBC1.

Victoria Wilson
Victoria Wilson

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!