How many series of Casualty are there?

Casualty fans have much cause for celebration day as the popular show returns for a new series – and celebrates its 35th birthday.

Years after it first aired in 1986, Casualty remains a must-see for millions of fans every Saturday night.

But how many episodes have there been over the last three and a half decades, and who was in the original cast?

Here is all you need to know about your favourite medical drama.

How many episodes of Casualty are there?

A whopping 1,212 episodes of Casualty have aired over a 36 series stretch.

Having been broadcast weekly since 1986, Casualty is the longest-running medical drama series in the world.

The 1,000th episode of Casualty aired on June 25, 2016.

Who is in the original Casualty cast?

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There have been a whole roster of memorable characters over the decades, but the original series focused on 10 main ones:

  • Consultant Ewart Plimmer played by Bernard Gallaghe
  • Senior house officer Baz Samuels played by Julia Watson
  • Charge nurse Charlie Fairhead played by Derek Thompson
  • Staff nurse Clive King playued by George Harris
  • State enrolled nurse Megan Roach played by Brenda Fricker
  • Student nurse Lisa ‘Duffy’ Duffin played by Cathy Shipton
  • Paramedic Sandra Mute played by Lisa Bowerman
  • Paramedic Andrew Ponting played by Robert Pugh
  • Receptionist Susie Mercier played by Debbie Roza
  • Porter Kuba Trzcinski played by Christopher Rozycki

Casualty series 36 starts tonight at 8.45pm on BBC One.

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