Holby City news: Filming resumes on new episodes

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Holby City has started filming again after an extended break due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

They’re going to be tackling the subject head-on as a special episode shows coronavirus taking hold in Holby. Max (Jo Martin) struggles to keep her staff as safe as possible as they cope with the new virus. Max also has a fight on her hands against Ric, who’s lost all confidence in her as CEO. 

Coronavirus will be present as a theme throughout the series – but a key concern is keeping the cast and crew members safe as the episodes are filmed. Comprehensive production protocols have been developed to ensure that the series is produced in a safe and responsible manner.  Social distancing will be adhered to in accordance to current government guidelines.

Kate Oates, Head of Continuing Drama at BBC Studios, welcomes the return to filming at Elstree and says, “We have some gripping stories to tell as we explore how the lives of our characters have been irrevocably changed since the start of the pandemic – and how our heroes battle against the odds, come what may.”

Holby City will be back on screens later this year at the slightly shorter duration of 40 minutes.

Holby City is a BBC Studios production for BBC One.

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6 responses to “Holby City news: Filming resumes on new episodes

  1. Lizzo

    40 minute episodes! Oh dear. 😥

    • Better than nothing though.

      • Lizzo

        True. But 40 mins into the episode is the point where l pause the program and make myself a second G&T, and l still have another 20 mins of my favourite programme to anticipate. I guess that qualifies as a first world problem in these strange times.

      • Could you bring the second G&T forward by ten minutes? The problem then will be that when Holby goes back to 60 minute episodes you might need a third G&T 😄

  2. Do you know, Sue, how long it will be off air for? Is Casualty okay for future episodes?

    • I’ve been told that they don’t have a return date for Holby yet, but it’ll be later this year. Casualty have several episodes left but I don’t know what their plans are.