Duncan Pow dishes the Holby dirt!

Duncan Pow dishes the Holby dirt!
Duncan Pow dishes the Holby dirt! (Image credit: BBC)

Duncan Pow - aka Holby's hunky doctor Linden Cullen tells us what he thinks of his character's latest troubles... Faye's up the duff with Joseph's baby - will the Linden/Joseph/Faye saga ever end? "I know! It's the never ending story! It will end at some point I can assure you though. We're filming the build-up to that now." Exciting! How does Linden feel about Faye being pregnant with Joseph's baby? "He's madly in love with Faye and a decent man so he vows to stand by her. Obviously he's not thrilled, but Faye didn't cheat on him. It's just bad timing." There's the issue of the baby maybe contracting Lowes disease - which Faye's late son Archie had - isn't there? "Yes. Joseph thinks Faye should have the test but Linden is a godfearing sort and says they will love it whatever the outcome. He doesn't think they should have the test." Do we smell a row between Joseph and Linden brewing? "Oh yes. They have a big argument and it all gets very shouty. In the end it's up to Faye to point out that it's her baby - she gets to decide." All the troubles they've been through - do you pick up a script and wonder what else can they throw at Linden? "Oh absolutely. There are times where you think, 'where did that come from'? But I've been lucky, the storylines they've given me are all high drama." It's not going to end well for Linden and Faye, is it? "Oh no, of course not. It's doomed I would say. You'll be surprised at what's in store though..."

Patrick McLennan

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.