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Popular television hospital drama, broadcast on BBC1, set in Holby General's emergency department.
Maria appeared as regular cast member Patricia (Trish) Baynes, a social worker, in the sixth series episodes 3 to 15.
Maria on Casualty
"In terms of how I look, I feel more comfortable with a camera than on stage. A film camera, that is. I feel very very uncomfortable if I do TV because I know they don't have the time or money to light it properly - though I loved the year I spent in Casualty and wish, with hindsight, that I'd stayed longer." read full interview
Originally Broadcast: Friday 20 September 1991: Charlie shows more than a passing interest in a new member of the hospital staff. When an unconscious young girl is admitted to casualty, Duffy suspects foul play.
Hide and Seek
Originally Broadcast: Friday 27 September 1991: Julian's promotion prospects at Holby City suffer a setback when he meets a rival for the consultant's post. Student nurse Kelly's career goes from bad to worse while Jimmy wonders if snake-charming was in his job description and is Charlie showing more than a passing interest in social worker Patricia Baynes when he invites her to talk to some student nurses?
Originally Broadcast: Friday 4 October 1991: Duffy's romance is going well but her relationship with student nurse Kelly isn't. Three teenagers discover that joy-riding is not as it sounds.
Something to Hide
Originally Broadcast: Friday 11 October 1991: A car bomb placed by animal rights activists injures the wrong man. Kelly doubts Charlie's judgement on patient confidentiality.
Beggars Can't Be Choosers
Originally Broadcast: Friday 18 October 1991: A drug-pushing pensioner divides a family and wreaks havoc with a young boy's life. For Beth there are dramatic developments in the negligence case against her. Student nurse Kelly questions her future at Holby City Hospital.
Living in Hope
Originally Broadcast: Friday 25 October 1991: Boyfriend Paul urges Duffy to leave nursing.
Making the Break
Originally Broadcast: Friday 1 November 1991: Sid Towers, a habitual drunk, takes a tumble, injures his one good leg and upsets the nurses. The pressures of student nursing take their toll on Kelly who is reaching the end of her tether, while social worker Trish handles the harrowing case of a boy covered with human bitemarks.
Sins of Omission
Originally Broadcast: Friday 8 November 1991: A high-speed test drive in a dream car has disastrous consequences. Eliza is admitted to Holby City Hospital with heart trouble.
The Last Word
Originally Broadcast: Friday 15 November 1991: A reluctant bridegroom is involved in a car accident and his fiancee looks to his best friend for an explanation. When staff nurse Sandra Nicholl joins the department, Julian and Jimmy find they share the same taste in women.
Pressure! What Pressure?
Originally Broadcast: Friday 29 November 1991: On a hectic shift a battered wife causes problems for the staff at Holby City Hospital, and when her husband turns up Beth is tempted to meet violence with violence. Duffy tells Charlie that she and Paul have split up. Julian and Charlie clash over the ethnics of organ donation after a young man's death.
Originally Broadcast: Friday 6 December 1991: A child finds the key to his father's gun cabinet - with tragic results. Jimmy spots an opportunity for blackmail when Ash's sister spills a few well-kept family secrets
Originally Broadcast: Friday 13 December 1991: Rex Cadell, an ageing rock guitarist is taken into Holby City Hospital after injuring his hand. A newspaper scandal has painful repercussions for an MP's family.
Originally Broadcast: Originally scheduled for Friday 20 December 1991 but delayed until 27 February 1992: An aircraft full of holidaymakers runs into problems over Holby City.
Casualty was first broadcast on Saturday 6 September 1986 and has remained popular with television audiences ever since. Although a series, each episode is fairly 'self-contained' and can therefore be viewed individually. The regular hospital (and ambulance) staff provide a thread throughtout the series - and their relationships with each other provide 'longer and deeper' storylines - while new patients in each episode provide episode specific story lines, and the opportunity to have guest stars.
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