Casualty to air unseen episode after it was pulled due to coronavirus parallels

Casualty is set to air a previously unseen episode after it was infamously pulled due to its parallels with the coronavirus pandemic.

The episode, Code Orange, was set to be broadcast during the peak of the outbreak, with BBC bosses deciding it would be ‘inappropriate’ to air at the time.

Now airing on September 26, it will see the Emergency Department go into lockdown following a chemical attack.

However, it will also give fans closure on an intense storyline between Ethan Hardy (George Rainsford) and Will Noble (Jack Nolan), about the father of Fenisha Khatri’s (Olivia D’Lima) child.

Head of Continuing Drama at BBC Studios, Kate Oates told Digital Spy: ‘We are really proud of this Casualty episode and are excited to now share it with audiences.

‘We know the Casualty fans will be delighted to watch the never-before-seen moments of the Fenisha, Will and Ethan love triangle, and to see the whole ED come together to tackle an invisible threat.’

The unseen episode is sure to be a relief to fans as the Saturday night drama is currently on an extended break after going off-air last month.

However, it seems viewers won’t have to be without their fix for long as it returned to filming earlier this month for a special episode about coronavirus.

The drama is set to air an episode reflecting the heroics of health workers during the pandemic, as well pointing out the strain it has had on the NHS.

Connie Beauchamp (Amanda Mealing) finds herself under enormous pressure when several of her staff team contract the virus themselves – including Jacob. As we know from our last sighting of them, Connie and Jacob (Charles Venn) are back together again so it’s a personal concern for Connie as much as a professional one.

The episode will also reflect the devastation the virus caused in care homes through a story thread featuring Charlie (Derek Thompson), as well as the day-to-day sacrifices made by NHS staff during the height of the pandemic.

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