Tuesday, 10 February 2015

In praise of: Holby City

Waiting times are low, they are doing ground breaking (Hertzig-based) surgery and the staff are exceedingly attractive...what's not to like about Holby City?

...No, of course I mean Holby City the TV drama, not the fictional hospital itself. That would be silly.

When a TV drama has been around as long as Holby, then there is a danger of being a tad overlooked.

In fact it's fair to say that Holby has somehow slipped between the cracks a bit. Compared with soaps like 'Corrie, 'Enders and Emmerdale, it struggles to get the cover of TV Quick or even get a sniff during awards season. Yet it is plugging away, 52 weeks a year with a happily high standard of quality drama.

Not as arty as Broadchurch, not as gory as The Walking Dead (though sometimes it runs pretty close) it's dependably good TV drama that deserves more of a shout out than it currently gets, frankly. So here's a registrar heckling, prepping for theatre, big issue-dealing doff of the surgeon's cap to Holby City.