Holby's Nadine on Maddy's attack (VIDEO)

Holby's Nadine on Maddy's attack (VIDEO)
Holby's Nadine on Maddy's attack (VIDEO) (Image credit: BBC)

Holby City's Maddy Young is horrifically stabbed at the end of Tuesday night's episode - and actress Nadine Lewington admitted she found the scenes tough to master. Nadine, who has played trainee registrar in the BBC medical drama since 2007, said she wanted the attack to look convincing but worried about over-acting. She told whatsontv.co.uk: "The stabbing sequence was really hard to pin down. There's going to be real grimacing going on but with TV it always looks too much and you have to really tone it down. "It was really interesting to try and get that sense of 'Oh my god, this really hurts' with the shock and the pain - but also without being too expressive." Holby City is on BBC One at 8pm. CLICK below to watch Nadine talking about Maddy's attack

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.