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The Short Straw

Episode 2 of 52

Medical drama series. Michael realises he may have pushed his luck by leaving Penny in the lurch. Elizabeth is sure she'll be made redundant.

Michael basks in the luxury of Holby Care, leaving Penny in the lurch on the frontline on AAU. But with Hanssen arriving on AAU just in time to witness the mess, Michael realises he may have pushed his luck. Will Michael step up to be Penny's knight in shining armour?

Connie is shocked to hear that Ric could be made redundant and wants to try and protect him from Hanssen. Connie struggles to fight the system and realises the financial realities the hospital is facing. With the odds stacked against her, will Connie find another solution to save Ric and beat Hanssen at his own game?

Elizabeth is sure she'll be on the redundancy list - last in, first out. More nervous than ever in Hanssen's presence, Elizabeth is worried about making a mistake. With Ric's help, Elizabeth may be able to swing things her way, but will it be enough to secure Hanssen's good opinion and secure her job?

59 minutes

Last on

Mon 1 Nov 2010 02:40


Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Tom Petty

    I Won't Back Down

  • Tunng



Role Contributor
Connie Beauchamp Amanda Mealing
Elliot Hope Paul Bradley
Henrik Hanssen Guy Henry
Ric Griffin Hugh Quarshie
Michael Spence Hari Dhillon
Mark Williams Robert Powell
Greg Douglas Edward MacLiam
Penny Valentine Emma Catherwood
Joseph Byrne Luke Roberts
Donna Jackson Jaye Jacobs
Elizabeth Tait La Charne Jolly
Terence Cunningham Roger Barclay
Mary-Claire Carter Niamh McGrady
Nicky Van-Barr Alan Morrissey
Martin Cleary Charles Armstrong
Mavis Dorton Sandra Bee
Lloyd Fisher Vincenzo Nicoli
Producer Peter Bullock
Director Sarah O'Gorman
Writer David Lawrence


  • Tue 26 Oct 2010 20:00
  • Tue 26 Oct 2010 22:35
  • Mon 1 Nov 2010 02:40