FIRST LOOK: New Holby City autumn trailer... is Ric Griffin going to DIE?

Holby Ric surgery

Holby City's autumn trailer has just been released and we have serious concerns for show favourite Ric Griffin. Could we be about to lose a Holby legend?

The new Holby City autumn trailer has just landed and it looks like there could be some worrying developments for some of our favourite characters, namely Ric Griffin and Jac Naylor.

Respected surgeon Ric (Hugh Quarshie) hasn't been himself for some weeks now and, in upcoming episodes, concerns grow for his seemingly declining health and there are genuine fears among his colleagues that he could be showing signs of dementia.

At that moment, new neurosurgeon Max McGerry (Jo Martin) arrives – and it seems Ric might need her way more than she needs him. Later, as Ric goes under the knife, it’s panic stations as Serena Campbell (Catherine Russell) battles to save him – and deceased Diane Lloyd turns up as a ghost! Is Ric going to die?

Holby City Ric Griffin

His health clearly deteriorating, is it time medic Ric (Hugh Quarshie) went to see a doctor?

Things aren't looking good for feisty surgeon Jac Naylor (Rosie Marcel) either. After getting a blast from the past with the love of her life Joseph Byrne and love rival Faye Morton returning to the hospital recently, it seems this is the start of a downward spiral for Jac, with her 'sanity' called into question. It looks like the return of Holby legend Elliot Hope (Paul Bradley) could be just the thing to boost Jac’s spirits. But does he have his own reasons for being back at Holby?

Jac in Holby City and Casualty

Troubling times... there's high drama in store for Jac Naylor (Rosie Marcel)...

Meanwhile, Chloe’s (Amy Lennox) torment at the hands of her evil estranged husband Evan (Jack Ryder) is far from over, as he tracks her down to a cottage in the countryside. As events take a tragic turn, will Chloe’s life be changed forever?

Amy Lennox plays Chloe Godard in Holby City

Medic Chloe (Amy Lennox) thinks she's managed to get away from Evan. But he's right behind her...

Elsewhere, Lofty’s (Lee Mead) ‘Las Vegas’ fling Helen returns and he discovers she’s pregnant… and that his husband Dom (David Ames) knew about it! Will this finally break the couple for good?

And things get interesting for Essie when Connor, the father of baby Isla, turns up at Holby. It seems he’s not cut out to look after his daughter as Essie mentions ‘social services’ – will Essie have a fight on her hands to protect Isla?

Holby City continues Tuesdays at 8pm on BBC1.

Victoria Wilson
Feature Writer for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and

With over 20 years’ experience writing about TV and film, Vicky currently writes features for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week magazines plus news and watching guides for, a job which involves chatting to a whole host of famous faces. Our Vicky LOVES light entertainment, with Strictly Come Dancing, Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice UK among her fave shows. Basically, if it’s got a shiny floor, she’s all over it! When she’s not watching TV, you might find Vicky in therapy… retail therapy that is!