SPOILER: Holby City star Hugh Quarshie says his character, Ric Griffin, may be forced to confront his self-destructive attitude in an upcoming cancer storyline. Head of surgery Ric is about to learn he has inoperable cancer. Hugh told whatsontv.co.uk: "It's asymptomatic - you don't know you've got it until it's spread... It's so far gone, what's the point in having chemotherapy?" Hugh revealed that the diagnosis forces Ric to learn to have faith and to 'allow people to try and help him'. Watch the interview with Holby City's Hugh Quarshie:
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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.