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Old 04-01-2012, 20:31
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Ive seen the trailer I'm really looking forward to the new series. Which surprises me seen as I only use to watch casualty for Ruth and Jay. But i think the Sam, Dylan, Zoe storyline could be interesting!
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:54
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Just caught up with the two most recent episodes on Youtube.

A slightly bonkers storyline.....I thought I was watching a 1970s disaster movie such as The Towering Inferno or The Poseidon Adventure rather than an episode of Casualty Quite far fetched too : an A & E department burning to the ground was not exactly a commonplace occurence in 2011.

I was convinced a couple of the characters would die, probably Ruth and Jay, but killing off characters has been a lazy device from Casualty in the past and I'm glad they didn't use that trick again.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:49
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16438190

BBC News have posted a video showing the new set and little clips of tomorrow's episode.

It looks really good and hope that viewing figures will not go down.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:50
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I bet there'll be some Eastenders fans tuning in for Nick
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:12
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16438190

BBC News have posted a video showing the new set and little clips of tomorrow's episode.

It looks really good and hope that viewing figures will not go down.
they have sone really well with the new set, its gone up a bit quick but thats television. should of set the fire episode in october or somthing then set the series to to february when it returned, it wouldn't be so bad then, and they could of used the long gap for storyline purposes.
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Old 06-01-2012, 13:06
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16438190

BBC News have posted a video showing the new set and little clips of tomorrow's episode.

It looks really good and hope that viewing figures will not go down.
Enjoyed the clip - still hating the yellow colour inside. Yuck!
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Old 06-01-2012, 14:01
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16438190

BBC News have posted a video showing the new set and little clips of tomorrow's episode.

It looks really good and hope that viewing figures will not go down.
Are we supposed to believe they have rebuilt the entire A & E department from scratch in the space of four weeks though? Surely it would take six months at least.
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Old 06-01-2012, 14:02
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Thanks for that. I quite like it.
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Old 06-01-2012, 14:17
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Are we supposed to believe they have rebuilt the entire A & E department from scratch in the space of four weeks though? Surely it would take six months at least.
yup, we are, and they even managed to relocate it aswell magicly.
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Old 06-01-2012, 15:08
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Are we supposed to believe they have rebuilt the entire A & E department from scratch in the space of four weeks though? Surely it would take six months at least.
I think we have to suspend belief slightly on this occasion, or would you prefer to have waited six months for the series to start again?
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Old 06-01-2012, 15:45
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i want to see an ariel shot see what it all looks like from above, will have to wait for google or bing to update the maps.
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Old 06-01-2012, 15:59
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yup, we are, and they even managed to relocate it aswell magicly.
It hasn't been relocated in the fictional world.

And maybe the time interval between the two episodes is not meant to mirror real time? Wasn't there a comment in this thread about characters in Holby City (the programme) talking about a temporary ED area that had been set up?
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Old 06-01-2012, 16:22
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RE Linda, maybe explains why she got so involved with Annie + Evie?
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Old 06-01-2012, 16:31
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It hasn't been relocated in the fictional world.

And maybe the time interval between the two episodes is not meant to mirror real time? Wasn't there a comment in this thread about characters in Holby City (the programme) talking about a temporary ED area that had been set up?
i knwo but that street just apeared from no where.

also it was in the holby episode last week i think set over christmass where they mentioned that a patient was braught up from the ED.
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Old 06-01-2012, 16:36
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Wow, the new reception / waiting area looks massive! Can't wait to see the whole set on screeen tomorrow.
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Old 06-01-2012, 16:46
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i knwo but that street just apeared from no where.

also it was in the holby episode last week i think set over christmass where they mentioned that a patient was braught up from the ED.
Yeah to which they were referring to a Temporary ED.
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Old 06-01-2012, 17:25
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I think we have to suspend belief slightly on this occasion, or would you prefer to have waited six months for the series to start again?
Well, my point would be that the A & E department burning to the ground was a bonkers storyline to start with. Modern hospitals are designed not to go up in flames ie. they are built with materials that are not particularly flammable, there are sprinkler systems in place etc.....the way Holby went up in smoke was like a death trap from the 19th century.
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Old 06-01-2012, 17:34
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i knwo but that street just apeared from no where.
Well, it's true that such a street might not have been mentioned or featured before, but the again, why would it?

also it was in the holby episode last week i think set over christmass where they mentioned that a patient was braught up from the ED.
And as I said, I am sure that someone had mentioned that there was a temporary ED set up whilst rebuilding work took place (which would make sense in the real world).
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Old 06-01-2012, 19:52
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Although I'm sad to see the show leave Bristol, it does look as if they've put a bit of thought into the new set. Ultimately the problem was that Casualty had outgrown its original premises especially after moving to almost year-round transmission, and Holby City was starting to show it up production-wise.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:14
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Well, my point would be that the A & E department burning to the ground was a bonkers storyline to start with. Modern hospitals are designed not to go up in flames ie. they are built with materials that are not particularly flammable, there are sprinkler systems in place etc.....the way Holby went up in smoke was like a death trap from the 19th century.
I think this was partly explained when Fire Officer Frank disabled the system for the ED as he thought it was faulty. This silenced the alams, but it may have also disabled the sprinkler system. Also given the length of time the fire was allowed to take hold in the basement (which also appeared to be part of the same sector disabled by Frank as Lenny couldn't activate the alarm), severe structural damage was caused below the ED. This would have all contributed to the severity of the fire once it hit the ED.
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:15
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I think this was partly explained when Fire Officer Frank disabled the system for the ED as he thought it was faulty. This silenced the alams, but it may have also disabled the sprinkler system. Also given the length of time the fire was allowed to take hold in the basement (which also appeared to be part of the same sector disabled by Frank as Lenny couldn't activate the alarm), severe structural damage was caused below the ED. This would have all contributed to the severity of the fire once it hit the ED.
Which in turn would probably lead to problems for the hospital in real life. I imagine many people in the media as well as local politicians would be asking how on earth a fully functioning A & E department could burn to the ground in 2011.

The most unrealistic scene for me was Nick Jordan and Charlie trying to laugh the whole thing off at the end of the episode. I would have expected Jordan to be incandescent with rage and asking "what the bloody hell happened here?".
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:04
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Why? That's not really in Nick's character.



A glimpse of the new logo. Apologies for it not being the best screenshot. It flashes so quickly up on the screen in the clip, hard to get a decent shot.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:51
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Which in turn would probably lead to problems for the hospital in real life. I imagine many people in the media as well as local politicians would be asking how on earth a fully functioning A & E department could burn to the ground in 2011.

The most unrealistic scene for me was Nick Jordan and Charlie trying to laugh the whole thing off at the end of the episode. I would have expected Jordan to be incandescent with rage and asking "what the bloody hell happened here?".
I guess they were both trying to make light of an awful situation. As the saying says 'If you don't laugh, you're cry' and thats probably the sort of things that were going through their minds.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:03
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I guess they were both trying to make light of an awful situation. As the saying says 'If you don't laugh, you're cry' and thats probably the sort of things that were going through their minds.
Yeh and it's not like it's never happened before
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:37
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Apologies if it's been asked already but is casualty going HD now? (or has it been for a while and i just haven't noticed )
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