Casualty to finally air infamous MISSING episode - here's when it's on

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Great news for Casualty fans...

It has been revealed that the infamous missing episode of Casualty that the BBC decided not air back in May will now be shown later this month.

The episode named 'Code Orange' was dropped from scheduling at the last minute after BBC bosses decided the storyline showed too many parallels to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lev threatens Dylan when the doctor reveals he knows his secret

Casualty will air the missing episode later this month (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC)

The lost episode sees the Emergency Department going into lockdown after a chemical attack.

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But, after careful consideration from the BBC, it was understandably decided that seeing our favourite Casualty team battling an invisible threat would be inappropriate at that time.

Instead the medical drama skipped forward an episode, leaving fans confused by the jump in storylines.

Jacob and Connie have an explosive argument in Casualty

Casualty has got back to filming after a break over lockdown (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC)

A voiceover gave fans an explanation as to why the scheduled episode wouldn't be shown.

Viewers were also given an extended preview at the start of the next episode filling them in on missed storylines.

The wait is over 

The episode that fans have been waiting for will now air on Saturday 26th September.

External shot of socially distant filming in Casualty

All change on Casualty's set in Cardiff as social distancing measures are put in place (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC/Alistair Heap)

Speaking of the one off episode, Head of Continuing Drama at the BBC, Kate Oates, said...

"We are really proud of this Casualty episode and are excited to now share it with audiences.

"We know the Casualty fans will be delighted to watch never-seen-before moments of the Fenisha, Will and Ethan love triangle, and to see the whole ED come together to tackle an invisible threat."

A treat for fans 

After taking a break in production thanks to lockdown, the Casualty crew got back to filming recently.

The drama is set to return with a bang as special episode that highlights the difficult realities of battling coronavirus in the Emergency Department.

Watch the missing Casualty episode on Saturday 26th September on BBC One. 

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.