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New Holby City CEO very disappointing

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    Posted by mattbibby (U15945163) on Wednesday, 4th December 2013

    Watched John Michie on Holby City last night; very disappointed with this casting - who sanctioned the appointment?? I thought he was poor in Taggart, poor in Coronation Street, but this was the most wooden acting I've seen in ages. The attempted "swagger" (I assume that's what it was supposed to be!) across his office was a particularly cringe-worthy moment! Apparently he's been signed up for a year - oh dear...

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    Posted by jennyj (U15939066) on Friday, 6th December 2013

    I get the feeling he's lined up to be the latest bit of 'Ageing Male Totty'....!!!!

    I missed most of the recent episode, so never worked out who the young lad with the brain tumour was, let alone the other female doc who seems to be sticking around now??

    Signed up for a year, eh? Looks like he won't be out on parole in Corrie then for a while!

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    Posted by Leslie Knope (U15651766) on Friday, 6th December 2013

    Yuk.

    The young lad, Sam, was a patient of Self's at his last hospital. As Sam's new consultant there wouldn't operate on his tumour he tracked down Self as he hoped he'd help. The new CEO is a bit of a maverick, obviously. Yawn...

    The 'doc' is going to be the new Chrissie, I think. She and Self have obviously worked together for years and I presume she helped Sam (the lad with the tumour) find him. He seems to have gone off the radar for a bit after his wife died.

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    Posted by aviddiva (U13145965) on Friday, 6th December 2013

    Yuk.

    The young lad, Sam, was a patient of Self's at his last hospital. As Sam's new consultant there wouldn't operate on his tumour he tracked down Self as he hoped he'd help. The new CEO is a bit of a maverick, obviously. Yawn...

    The 'doc' is going to be the new Chrissie, I think. She and Self have obviously worked together for years and I presume she helped Sam (the lad with the tumour) find him. He seems to have gone off the radar for a bit after his wife died. 
    By the way, Guy Henry was in 'Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!' (repeated on another channel), playing the part of Hugh Paddick in the scenes where Round The Horne was being recorded.

    I think he is versatile - playing such a straitlaced character in Holby and then larking around with Michael Sheen in a Julian and Sandy sketch! He was also good in 'Extras' as the comedy executive getting 'When The Whistle Blows' commissioned.

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    Posted by jennyj (U15939066) on Friday, 6th December 2013

    Thanks for the plot expo! A new Chrissie - just when we'd finally got rid of the last one! Oh no!

    Re Guy Henry - if you look closely, you see him in one of the Harry Potter movies, the Triwizarding one - can't quite remember who he plays - not the prime minister, but someone in that line of work I think. Quite different characterisation yet again.

    He was always such fun to watch in Holby! I rather liked the episode where one of the nurses brought in her kiddy for lack of childcare, and 'hid' her, then GH came across her, and she duly informed him she was hiding from the monster (or similar!). He was grave, but very good with her....

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    Posted by Anne (U14746654) on Friday, 6th December 2013

    Watched John Michie on Holby City last night; very disappointed with this casting - who sanctioned the appointment?? I thought he was poor in Taggart, poor in Coronation Street, but this was the most wooden acting I've seen in ages. The attempted "swagger" (I assume that's what it was supposed to be!) across his office was a particularly cringe-worthy moment! Apparently he's been signed up for a year - oh dear...  I agree! What a contrast John Michie is to Guy Henry! I just could not believe his character, and as soon as the woman doctor turned up my heart sank! Of late the storylines have become overshadowed by relationship problems of the staff, ie Chrissie and Sasha, which was at times such heavy going it made me cringe!
    In the past the programme was a good mix of interesting medical stuff and light hearted romance and as jennyj stated was jolly good fun to watch. I can see Holby sliding down the slippery old Soap route and becoming just another lather of
    horrendous emotional relationships, with a smattering of symptoms, shame!

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