'Holby City' to air TONIGHT as latest BBC1 schedules are confirmed

Holby City: Alex Walkinshaw plays Fletch
Holby City will air a day earlier this week due to footballing fixtures. (Image credit: BBC)

Holby City fans are in for a treat this week as the medical drama airs a day earlier than usual due to football fixtures for Euro 2020

The drama, which usually airs on Tuesday evenings on BBC1 will now be shown tonight at 7.50pm, following a double bill of EastEnders

The change in schedule makes way for England V Germany and Sweeden V Ukraine football matches to air on BBC1 tomorrow evening instead of the soaps. 

Lucky Simpson in turmoil following recent tragic events

There is drama heading for Lucky in tonight's Holby City.  (Image credit: BBC)

Holby City heartache 

Tonight's episode of Holby City will see the fall out of Kian Madani's death after he tragically died last week of a drug overdose. 

The tragedy has hit Lucky (Vineeta Rishi) particularly hard after she had grown close to the troubled surgeon. But, ever the professional, Lucky throws herself into her work and goes above and beyond for a young couple on Darwin who receive a devastating diagnosis. 

But she soon finds herself in trouble when it is revealed the woman she is treating has cancer but doesn’t want to tell her partner. However, Lucky thinks he should know, so she decides to tell him herself. 

As she’s confronted by Chloe for breaking protocol, an already traumatised Lucky has a complete emotional meltdown on the ward, which only gets worse when it’s exposed that she had been micro-dosing for Kian before he died. 

David Ames plays Dominic Copeland in Holby CIty

Dom has a new love interest, but are things as they seem?  (Image credit: BBC)

Also in tonight's episode Dom (David Ames) settles into his new role as clinical lead on Keller, it seems things are looking up in the love stakes as well. But when he asks new locum registrar Rory out on a date, things aren't quite as they seem.

There is also trouble for Evie after falling out with her dad Fletch who has stopped her seeing boyfriend Andrei. Evie soon finds a friend in her dad’s new girlfriend Jeni Sinclair. But are Jeni's motives entirely well-meaning?

Holby City usually airs on BBC1 on Tuesday evenings at 8.20pm.

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. 

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