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Charles Venn: ‘Expect something epic in Casualty’ (VIDEO)

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Charles Venn behind the scenes (Image credit: BBC)

Casualty star Charles Venn reveals shocking storylines are being set up, as Casualty prepares for the 30th Anniversary...

What's on TV caught up with Charles Venn, (opens in new tab) who revealed there’s shock after shock in store as Casualty’s current series comes to a close on Saturday. Life and death situations also develop in anticipation of the upcoming 30th anniversary special…

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Unimpressed Grace (Emily Carey) rumbles Connie and Jacob's affair. (C) BBC - Photographer: Alistair Heap (Image credit: BBC Pictures)


Casualty fans are guaranteed an action-packed episode of Casualty this Saturday. To begin with, Connie (Amanda Mealing (opens in new tab)) and Jacob’s clandestine love affair is rumbled by Connie’s daughter Grace when she catches them in a clinch. But there’s no time for recriminations as Grace’s best friend, Carmel, has had an accident and needs clinical lead Connie’s medical expertise.

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Steph Sims (Tonicha Lawrence) attempts to cover up her neglect of daughter Carmel (Sydney Wade). (C) BBC - Photographer: Alistair Heap (Image credit: BBC)


Later, at the hospital, it turns out Grace’s pal Carmel is being psychologically abused and physically neglected by her controlling mum Steph. As social services are called in, vengeful Steph goes on the warpath… and Connie and Grace are her No 1 target!

Speaking to What’s on TV (opens in new tab) about the series finale, Casualty star Charles Venn revealed: “You can expect pathos, high-octane energy, action. It’s definitely an emotional roller-coaster. And myself, as a parent, the pain that’s on display in this episode is palpable. You wouldn’t wish that on anyone.”

He added: “Without giving much away, there’s a lot of trauma within this. On a grand scale, something very pertinent happens that affects a number of people and has a resonating affect on everyone in the ED.

“Expect something quite epic.”

The series finale of Casualty screens on Saturday, July 30 on BBC1 at 9.25pm. The long-running medical drama returns in four weeks’ time with a feature-length 30th anniversary special



Elaine Reilly
Elaine Reilly

With twenty years of experience as an entertainment journalist, Elaine writes for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) covering a variety of programs from gardening and wildlife to documentaries and drama.


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