BBC Casualty to be taken off air after dramatic scheduling shake-up

BBC Casualty to be taken off air after dramatic scheduling shake-up
Casualty fans will be missing out on their dose of drama from the wards, as the popular BBC series has been pulled from the TV schedule.

The Euro 2024 has prompted significant changes to television schedules and has resulted in a number of popular shows being pulled from the TV line-up, including across the BBC. Unfortunately, Casualty won’t be airing at its usual time on Saturday, June 29, 2024, and has instead been replaced with coverage of UEFA Men’s Euro 2024, which will run from 4.30 until 10.10pm.

The second episode of Storm Damage will air this week but fans of BBC’s long-standing medical series will have to wait a little longer for the third instalment to be released, although an exact date on when it will be shown has yet to be announced.

Fans have been enthralled by the latest dramatic scenes that have been played out on the screens. The 12-part series sees the Casualty gang amid the terror of a powerful storm and newcomer Barney Walsh’s character Cam at the centre of trouble.

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Casualty has been forced off the air

From a young age, the 26-year-old actor had worked his way up in the television industry and pulled together an impressive list of TV credentials before joining the cast of Casualty. He previously starred in popular British dramas including the likes of ‘Law & Order: UK’ and ‘Doctors’ and collaborated with his TV star dad Bradley on Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad and Gladiators.

In an interview with Inside soap, Barney spoke out about his new role, hailing it a “dream come true.” He said: “It’s an absolute honour, to be honest. To lead a box set at Casualty is a dream come true, and to explore Cam’s character and journey through it has just been incredible. Growing up acting and going from audition to audition, all I’ve ever wanted is a storyline like this.”

It comes as reports suggested that Casualty bosses had hoped that Barney Walsh’s role on the series would fill the void left by Derek Thompson’s departure. Derek had been a star on the soap since it started back in 1986 before retiring from his stint on the series this year.

 

A BBC insider told the Daily Mail: “Charlie was a bit of a rubbish nurse when he first arrived, as is Cam, which is why this makes it all such a lovely idea from the bosses. They think that turning Cam into the ‘face of the nurses’ in lieu of Charlie is a no-brainer. His popularity has soared so much since Gladiators so it would mean he would be given bigger storylines and he would be used more, to stop anyone else grabbing him.”

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Derek admitted his departure from Casualty has marked the end of an era. The actor confessed he felt “heightened emotions” while filming his exit, as he revealed: “Charlie gets it wrong, and makes a mistake that he pays a dreadful price for. Last weekend, the patient was in a mess, and Charlie tried not to lose his temper, but he ended up getting on the wrong side of the man. As everyone saw, it ended with him being stabbed.”

 

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