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Ric's cancer nightmare!
Ric's cancer nightmare! (Image credit: BBC)

Ric Griffin could be facing the fight of his life, when we realise that he’s waiting to discover if he’s got cancer. Having been distracted and irritable at work for some time, the reason behind his moods is revealed when he’s shown going for a CT scan with the hospital’s cancer specialist. While waiting for the results, Ric doesn’t take a break from duties and throws himself into his job – even getting rival Michael’s back up by refusing some funding for a Holby Care project. But he can’t put off the inevitable for ever and when the day draws to a close he takes a call from his doctor who has his results. As he listens down the phone, Ric learns his fate, but we’re still kept in the dark. Does Ric have cancer? Elsewhere, Faye pushes new fiance Linden further away when she makes their engagement a very public affair; Connie double-crosses Greg... (opens in new tab)

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.