Nurse Kirsty Clements has had a rough ride since her arrival in Holby last May. Having silently suffered years of abuse at the hands of her husband, Warren, she finally stood up to him with dramatic consequences - their young daughter Nita pushed him down the stairs! This week Kirsty comes to a realisation about herself and her life... it's time to take back control. The turning point for Kirsty comes when an encounter with terminally ill patient Donna further cements her need for change. Kirsty leaves (without working out her notice!), picks up her daughter from school and leaves Holby for good. Also this week, Adam's medical misdemeanours start to catch up with him... Furious to find himself under investigation by Jordan, Adam is banished to CDU. And things get worse when paedophile Matthew Haddon is admitted with liver failure.
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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.