Recurring characters in Holby City

In its history, the popular BBC drama "Holby City" has had characters who make only limited appearances either for a specific storyline or to bring entertainment to the show.

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Grace Beauchamp

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colour = #d6d6ff
name = Grace Beauchamp
series = "Holby City"


first = 9x29
last =
portrayer = Various
specialty =
occupation =
title =
spouse = None
children = None
family = Sam Strachan (father)
Connie Beauchamp (mother)
Grace is the daughter of Connie Beauchamp and Sam Strachan. After Connie was accidentally shocked by defibrillator paddles while resuscitating Lola Griffin, she went into an early labour causing Grace to be delivered two months prematurely. Her initial outlook was poor, and when three sets of EEG results showed that she had no brain function, Connie made the decision to switch off her ventilator. However, once removed from the ventilator, Grace began to breathe on her own. It later transpired the test results had been clouded by the administering of morphine immediately prior to each test. She recovered well and was allowed home in episode 'Countdown'. Initially, Connie was reluctant to allow Sam access to Grace, however she relented and agreed to work out a schedule in episode 'Past Imperfect'. In March 2008, Grace took a bad fall down the stairs while un-supervised by a nanny and spent time fighting for her life in hospital, but went on to make a full recovery.

Nikki Brown

Infobox character
colour = #d6d6ff
name =Nikki Brown
series = "Holby City"


first = 9x04
last = 9x24
portrayer = Antonia Bernath
Nikki was a psychiatric patient with a history of self harm. She began a relationship with junior doctor Matt Parker, which he attempted to break off on several occasions, alarmed by the extent of her neediness. She proved resistant to terminating their relationship, and it was only when they were discovered by Lola Griffin that they appeared to have separated for good. However, when her father was admitted to Holby City Hospital, they were recently reunited. In a recent episode, after Matt told Nikki it was over she threw herself downstairs and it was only at this point that Matt realised just how ill she really was.

Lady Anne-Marie Byrne

Infobox character
colour = #d6d6ff
name = Lady Anne-Marie Byrne
series = "Holby City"


caption =
time = 2007 – 2008
occupation = Executive Chairman of the Byrne Foundation
spouse = Lord Charles Byrne (deceased)
children = Joseph Byrne
Harry Byrne (deceased)
2 additional sons, names unrevealed, Sophia Byrne
first = 9x30, "After the Fall", 2007
last = 10x37, "Doctor's Dilemma", 2008
portrayer = Jane Asher
Lady Byrne arrived in 2007 as a member of the Byrne family, mother to Surgical Registrar Joseph and wife of Surgical Consultant Charles. At first she was a guest character, but soon she made it into the recurring cast list after the death of her husband and went on to take his position as Executive Chairman of the Byrne Foundation - a charity committed to research into Cardiac Valve Disease.

Her time in the show has shown her grow from the slightly self-absorbed wife of a famous heart surgeon to the compassionate head of a charity. Her strench of character constantly pushed to breaking point by the affair of her husband, his later death, the death of one of her sons and the break–up of her relationship with surgeon Elliot Hope.

Lord Charles Byrne

Infobox character
colour = #d6d6ff
name = Lord Charles Byrne
series = "Holby City"


first = 8x12
last =9x42
portrayer = Ronald Pickup
specialty =
occupation = Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
title =
spouse = Lady Anne-Marie Byrne
children = Joseph Byrne
Harry Byrne
2 other sons, names unrevealed
Sophia Byrne
Lord Byrne is the father of Cardiothoracic registrar Joseph Byrne and three other sons. He works at neighbouring Holby hospital St Luke’s, and holds positions of power within the local medical sphere, including a non-specific role on the board of Holby's Trust. He has close ties to the Durant family, and is an old friend of the father of Abra Durant, for whom he found research work after a brief spell at Holby City Hospital. He manipulated Connie Beauchamp to secure Joseph’s position at Holby City, and has been seen to push his son to great lengths. His younger son, Harry Byrne, is currently in a comatose state following his attempted suicide. His relationship with Joseph is awkward, and has been even more so since Joseph’s own overdose. He was initially seen to encourage the developing relationship between Joseph and General Surgical registrar Jac Naylor, however after a hospital night out, Lord Charles and Jac slept together, a fact which Lord Byrne's wife, Lady Anne-Marie Byrne, later learned about in episode Close Relations, signaling the end of their marriage. Lord Byrne went on to die after surgery.

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Alex Clifford

Infobox character
colour = #d6d6ff
name =Alex Clifford
series = "Holby City"


first = 9x39
last = 10x04
portrayer = Thomas Lockyer
specialty =
occupation =
title =
spouse = Louise Clifford
children = 1 son, 1 daughter
Alex is the brother of Dan Clifford and husband of Louise Clifford. He is a father of two, with a young boy and girl, and a lawyer by profession. He is unaware that his wife recently terminated a third pregnancy. His inability to respect Louise's privacy has put a severe strain on their marriage, which Louise has expressed a desire to end after discovering him listening to her phone messages, reading her emails and generally prying into her private life. It has been hinted that both he and Dan have a similar problem with excessive drinking - episode 'The Long and Winding Road' began with the pair of them playing a drunken round of golf outside the hospital, with Dan turning up for the work the next morning hungover, and Alex arriving later to speak to him still drunk.

Louise Clifford

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colour = #d6d6ff
name =Louise Clifford
series = "Holby City"


first = 9x39
last = 10x04
portrayer = Fiona Gillies
specialty =
occupation =
title =
spouse = Alex Clifford
children = 1 son, 1 daughter
Louise is the sister-in-law of Dan Clifford and wife of Alex Clifford. She is a mother of two, who is currently working under a six week contract as a pharmaceutical representative. She revealed to Dan upon arriving at Holby City Hospital that she was expecting another child, but that she did not want it, convincing him to aid her in aborting the foetus. She did so without informing Alex of the pregnancy, and laster attempted to end their marriage, feeling stifled by him and explaining that she needed more space - although she did assure Dan that she had not been having an affair.

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Terry Fox

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colour = #d6d6ff
name = Terry Fox
series = "Holby City"


first = 4x48
last = 5x13
portrayer = Miles Anderson
specialty =
occupation =
title =
spouse = Kath Fox
children = Lisa Fox
Terry Fox was the father of Matron Lisa Fox, and became involved with staff member Kath Shaughnessy. The pair married after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. After Terry died, Lisa became suspect of Kath’s role in her father’s death and had his body exhumed. It was revealed Terry’s death was not natural, and Kath was put on trial for his murder. Although she was found not guilty, Kath and Lisa were not reconciled until Kath left Holby to start a new life.

Zoe Foxe

Infobox character
colour = #d6d6ff
name = Zoe Foxe
series = "Holby City"


first = 10x03
last = 10x10
portrayer = Alicia Davies
specialty =
occupation = Staff Nurse, Darwin
title =
spouse =
children =
Zoe was a staff nurse on Darwin ward, who was involved romantically with Sam Strachan from Series 10, Episode 3. Zoe was tragically killed in Episode 10 on 20/12/07. Elliot and Sam are unable to save her, after she was shot in the chest with a crossbow by Tim Methven, the sexual health nurse.

Dominic Fryer

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colour = #d6d6ff
name = Dominic Fryer
series = "Holby City"


first = 7x18
last = 7x28
portrayer =Simon Dutton
specialty =
occupation =
title =
spouse =
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Dominic Fryer was a university professor of Diane Lloyd, with whom she had a brief relationship. Diane revealed that upon terminating their relationship, she was raped by Dominic. They were reunited at a seminar in London which Diane attended in the place of Connie Beauchamp. Dominic offered to help Diane further her career, but she declined. Dominic later accepted a teaching position at Holby City Hospital, where he was attacked by another student he had raped. He discovered he had a hernia, and was operated on by Diane and Ric Griffin. He and Diane argued during the procedure, and he began to fit. He subsequently died, almost destroying the career of anaesthetist Zubin Khan in the process as a result of his being blamed for negligence during the surgery.

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Pete Golding

Infobox character
colour = #d6d6ff
name =Pete Golding
series = "Holby City"


first = 8x46
last = 9x07
portrayer = Elliot Levey
specialty =
occupation =
title =
spouse =
children =
Pete Golding was a renal patient of Ric Griffin's, who was expecting to receive a kidney from his half sister. When she was injured in a sporting accident, one of her own kidneys had to be removed, and the transplant was cancelled. Abra Durant illegally undertook the xenotransplantation of a pig's kidney, which gave Pete three months off of dialysis. However, after this time, his body rejected the new kidney and it was remvoed by Dan Clifford who began to look closely into Abra's maverick practices.

Leo Griffin

Infobox character
colour = #d6d6ff
name = Leo Griffin
series = "Holby City"


first = 4x31
last = 6x44
portrayer = Junior Laniyan
specialty =
occupation =
title =
spouse =
children =
family = Ric Griffin (father)
Jess Griffin (half sister)

Leo, Ric's son and Jess' half-brother, first appeared in Series Four, when he shadowed Ric at work for a day. Jess was jealous of the attention he received from their father, who hoped his son might also become a surgeon. He appeared again in Series Six, when Zubin and Jess met him at a lecture, only to meet his girlfriend, a six months pregnant drug addict. The baby was born prematurely and died, in no small part Leo's fault, as he supplied his girlfriend with her drugs.

At the end of the episode "Hope, Faith and Charity" in August 2008, Leo's body was identified by his fathe, Ric, minutes before his interview for the role of Director of Surgery.

Keith Greene

Infobox character
colour = #d6d6ff
name = Keith Greene
series = "Holby City"


first = 7x30
last =
portrayer = Alex MacQueen
specialty =
occupation = Consultant Anaesthetist
title =
spouse =
children =
Dr. Greene is a Consultant Anaesthetist who is constantly maligned for his poor sense of humour and irritable temper. He stood in for Zubin Kahn while he was under investigation for the death of Dominic Fryer, and interviewed Diane Lloyd as part of her consultant’s exams. At one point, he was cruelly mocked by Cardiothoracic registrars Sam Strachan and Joseph Byrne prior to a staff football match - however, the anaesthetist's team went on to win a resounding victory. Most recently, he attended the funeral of Diane Lloyd - an event he appeared confused to find himself at, never having been particularly close to Diane, and there, as most were, largely just to make up the numbers. When asked to speak to her parents, he struggled to find anything to say and settled instead for consuming Twiglets. He was recently verbally abused by a drunken Stuart McElroy, who called him an 'obsequious, supercilious, insipid four-eyed toss-pot.'

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Gina Hope

Infobox character
colour = #d6d6ff
name = Gina Hope
series = "Holby City"


first = 8x23
last = 10x11
portrayer = Gillian Bevan
specialty =
occupation =
title =
spouse = Elliot Hope
children = James Hope
Martha Hope
The wife of Cardiothoracic Consultant Elliot Hope, and mother of James and Martha Hope, Gina suffered from Motor Neurone Disease. As her condition deteriorated, she became increasingly bleak in her outlook - at one point having a DNR put on her records, which Elliot directly defied. When she collapsed at home, he enlisted Martha and registrar Joseph Byrne to aid him in fitting Gina with a tracheotomy against her express wishes. Although Gina thanked him for saving her, she soon returned to losing the will to continue. She refused experimental treatment in Singapore, and after befriending Connie Beauchamp, went away to Switzerland to commit assisted suicide. She changed her mind about not telling Elliot at the last minute, and he flew to Switzerland to join her as she ended her life. Although her death was at the end of series 8, she made one last appearance in series 10, in a fantasy sequence.

James Hope

Infobox character
colour = #d6d6ff
name = James Hope
series = "Holby City"


first = 8x43
last = 10x11
portrayer = Sam Stockman
specialty =
title =
spouse =
children =
family = Elliot Hope (father)
Gina Hope (mother)
Martha Hope (sister)
James is the son and eldest child of Gina and Elliot Hope, and brother of Martha Hope. He became engaged to Rebecca Sharpe during the end stages of his mother's Motor Neurone Disease and was devastated when Gina committed suicide. He blamed his father, and although they met with hospital Psychiatrist Sanghita Parma, the pair became estranged for a time. They were briefly reconciled when they and Martha scattered Gina's ashes in the hospital peace garden. In episode 'Under the Radar', James arrived at Holby anxious to speak to his father. He confessed that since his mother's death he felt angry all the time, and later disappeared entirely. Although the car he took was recovered by a suspension bridge, James was not been seen by, nor made contact with his family for several weeks. He later contacted Becky to let her know he had traveled to Bangkok Through a family video Elliot watched shortly after James's disappearance, it was revealed he is also a talented pianist. It was also revealed by Mark, James is sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended which means he is now a free man.

Martha Hope

Infobox character
colour = #d6d6ff
name = Martha Hope
series = "Holby City"


first = 8x26
last = 10x11
portrayer = Holly Lucas
specialty =
occupation = Student (formerly Healthcare Assistant)
title =
spouse =
children =
family = Elliot Hope (father)
Gina Hope (mother)
James Hope (brother)
Martha is the daughter and youngest child of Gina and Elliot Hope, and sister of James Hope. She first appeared in Holby in episode 'Quality Time', when she discovered her mother was suffering from Motor Neurone Disease. When Gina went into respiratory arrest, she assisted her father and Joseph Byrne in resuscitating her and surgically fitting a tracheotomy, against Gina's express wishes. After her mother's suicide, Martha relied heavily on Joseph, developing a crush on him much to the irritation of his girlfriend, Jac Naylor. She began working in the hospital as a Healthcare Assistant, supporting her father through his grief. However, Elliot succeeded in convincing his daughter to return to university in episode 'Can't Buy Me Love'. In Series 10, episode 9, Martha is shot in the arm by madman STI nurse Tim, and is trapped in a lift with Chrissie when they try to escape. She does, however, survive.

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Ed Loftwood

Infobox character
colour = #d6d6ff
name = Ed Loftwood
series = "Holby City"


first = 5x20
last = 9x39
portrayer = Graeme Garden
specialty =
occupation = Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic surgeon
title =
spouse =
children =
Loftwood is a Cardiothoracic Consultant and was also Clinical Lead at Holby City Hospital. He encouraged Alex Adams to return to Holby on a more permanent basis, and also had Lab Technician Reg Lund on his firm while Reg was still performing surgeries. He was quietly opposed to Connie Beauchamp’s expansion of Darwin Ward, however still recommended that she apply for his Clinical Lead title upon his retirement. Although the reasons why he evidently decided against retirement have not been explained on screen, Loftwood appeared again in Series Nine once more working in a surgical capacity as Louise Clifford attempted to persuade him of the benefits of a new stent.

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Jade MacGuire

Infobox character
colour = #d6d6ff
name =Jade MacGuire
series = "Holby City"


first = 9x05
last = 9x27
portrayer = Ophelia Lovibond
specialty =
occupation =
title =
spouse =
children =
Jade McGuire was a fourteen year old prostitute who played on the concern of Cardiothoracic registrar Sam Strachan. She brought about the termination of his budding relationship with Matron Chrissie Williams by implying she and Sam had had sexual relations. Rather than see her be taken into care, Sam went as far as to seek his mother’s help in caring for Jade, but realising she was potentially damaging his career, Jade disappeared from hospital. Brought back into the hospital after being beaten up by a punter Jade (now 15) was found to have been skipping her medication including the pill and to have been having unprotected sex. Tests revealed she was 10 weeks pregnant. A fustrated Sam tried to persuade her to have an abortion, but she couldn't go through with it so with the help of Maddy Young Sam took her home with him. Soon after, Jade was found collapsed on the floor of her room. Sam gave her the "kiss of life" and she came round. Sam took her back to Holby and Elliot Hope requested that she'd take it easy. After hearing Elliot talking to Sam about how his position was being compromised by Jade she ran away. When Sam eventually found her she threatens to kill herself. She explained to Sam why the police were after her (that she killed a punter that was too rough). Sam told her he forgave her and again took her home with him, however later that evening the police arrived at his flat and took Jade away.

Jodie Maxwell

Infobox character
colour = #d6d6ff
name =Jodie Maxwell
series = "Holby City"


first = 7x21
last = 7x25
portrayer = Catherine Walker
specialty =
occupation =
title =
spouse =
children =
Jodie was the first girlfriend of Midwife Mickie Hendrie. She suffered from respiratory problems as a result of a botched lung operation, performed several years previously by Cardiothoracic registrar Will Curtis-Harding. Seeking revenge, Jodie crashed a car into Will in the hospital car park, resulting in his being impaled on scaffolding. He subsequently died, and Mickie turned Jodie over to the Holby police.

Tim Methven

Infobox character
colour = #d6d6ff
name =Tim Methven
series = "Holby City"


first =10x05
last = 10x10
portrayer = Nick Bagnall
specialty =
occupation = Sexual Health Nurse
title =
spouse =
children =
Tim is a Sexual Health Nurse (also referred to as an STI Nurse). He had been warning hospital staff about STI sex diseases, but the staff laughed and teased him about it, with both Zoe Foxe and another nurse drawing on a poster about safe sex, referring to him as 'Tiny Tim'. This caused him to leave the hospital and return moments later with a crossbow, shooting Zoe Foxe, Faye Morton and Martha Hope, all of which he had come into contact with during the day. Faye and Martha survived the shooting, but Zoe died soon after. He was later confronted by Chrissie Williams and committed suicide soon after.

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anghita Parma

Infobox character
colour = #d6d6ff
name = Sanghita Parma
series = "Holby City"


first = 9x02
last = 9x24
portrayer = Mia Soteriou
specialty =
occupation = Consultant Psychiatrist
title =
spouse =
children =
Sanghita Parma is a Consultant Psychiatrist in the Holby City Hospital Psychiatric Unit. She mentored junior doctor Matt Parker, and also offered counselling to Elliot and James Hope following the suicide of Gina Hope. Dr Sang also poached Dean West from General and organised a transfer so that he could work with her in Psychiatry.

Leanne Peters

Infobox character
colour = #d6d6ff
name =Leanne Peters
series = "Holby City"


first = 8x38
last = 9x11
portrayer = Various
specialty =
occupation =
title =
spouse =
children =
family = Kerry Peters (mother)
Steve Spence (father)
Lola Griffin (foster mother)
Leanne was the foster daughter of Lola Griffin. Her mother Kerry was a patient of Lola's on AAU, who came to trust Lola with her daughter while she underwent psychiatric help. After Kerry died, custody of Leanne was handed to her father, Steve Spence. Lola suspected Steve was a drug addict but was initially unable to prove anything beyond the fact his girlfriend was bipolar. However, he suspicions proved correct and Steve later died of a drug overdose. Lola was offered custody of Leanne, but declined on the grounds that the child deserved a family with more time for her.

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Paul Rose

Infobox character
colour = #d6d6ff
name = Paul Rose
series = "Holby City"


first = 3x03
last =
portrayer = Andrew Lewis
specialty =
occupation = Consultant Anaesthetist
title =
spouse =
children =
Paul Rose is the longest serving recurring character in Holby City to date. He works in the hospital as a Consultant Anaesthetist. For his early appearances, he used a wheelchair, however after a gap in his appearances, he returned able-bodied – the reason for his recovery was never explained. This was because actor Andrew Lewis had been injured in a motorbike accident in 2001, shortly before his original appearance, and had to spend the next four years in a wheelchair while his leg was rebuilt; eventually he recovered completely and now walks without even a limp.

imon Shaughnessy

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colour = #d6d6ff
name = Simon Shaughnessy
series = "Holby City"


first = 4x08
last = 4x52
portrayer = Andrew Dunn
specialty =
occupation =
title =
spouse = Kath Fox
children = Former characters in Holby City#Danny Shaughnessy
Simon was the abusive husband of long-serving character Kath Shaughnessy. His motives for beating her seemed to be caused by unemployment and alcoholism. He was beaten up by his son Danny after the latter found out how his father had been treating his mother. Eventually Kath divorced him and remarried.

Christopher Sutherland

Infobox character
colour = #d6d6ff
name = Christopher Sutherland
series = "Holby City"


first = 8x25
last = 9x37
portrayer = Patrick Toomey
specialty =
occupation = Manager, Holby City Hospital PCT
title =
spouse =
children =
Christopher Sutherland held a managerial position at Holby City Hospital and was presented as a deliberately dislikable character. He once offered a Consultancy position to Abra Durant, which he almost immediately revoked when Abra proved uncompliant with the will of the board - opposing Sutherland's plans to reserve one operating theatre for emergency cases only. He was instrumental in Abra’s departure - hiring Dan Clifford to uncover the corruption he suspected within the General Surgical department. He also convinced Connie Beauchamp not to leave Holby for Sweden by securing extra funding for the Cardiothoracic department. He was seen to pit rival surgeons Dan Clifford and Ric Griffin against one another upon Ric's return from a sabbatical in Uganda. Towards the end of his tenure, he fired Lola Griffin after she proved resistant to hectic AAU workloads and attempted to cause drama in the local press about departmental overcrowding. When Sutherland refused to pay for agency nurses, leading to a word to rule day amongst the nursing staff, Elliot Hope called a vote of no confidence against him, and he was subsequently dismissed and replaced by Jayne Grayson.

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Harvey Tyson

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colour = #d6d6ff
name =Harvey Tyson
series = "Holby City"


first = 8x35
last = x30
portrayer = Roger Griffiths
specialty =
occupation =
title =
spouse = Kyla Tyson
children = Max Tyson
Harvey was the ex-husband of Acting Sister Kyla Tyson and father of Max Tyson. He worked as a police officer in Holby. His relationship with Kyla was constantly strained, marred by conflicts over childcare and access rights. Midway through series nine, the pair attempted to rebuild their relationship, however Harvey displayed a violent temper, attacking both an elderly patient in the hospital, and on several occasions - both in and out of work - Kyla. In episode 'Deep Dark Truthful Mirror', Harvey fell from the hospital roof after angrily confronting Kyla about lingerie he had found in their flat and being taunted by Kyla about his prowess compared to her former lover. He later died during surgery.

Max Tyson

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colour = #d6d6ff
series = "Holby City"


caption=Jerome Holder as Max Tyson in 2008
name = Max Tyson
portrayer = Jerome Holder (2008- )
Thor Guichard (2006-7)
lbl1 = Duration
data1 = 2006-2007; 2008-
first = 8x17, "I'll Be Back", 7 February 2006
born = 1994
family = Kyla Tyson (mother)
Harvey Tyson (father)

Max is the teenage son of main character Staff Nurse Kyla Tyson, and former recurring character Harvey Tyson. He first appeared in series 8 episode "I'll Be Back", in February 2006, and was originally played by child actor Thor Guichard. The character departed from the show in series 9 episode "Trust", in May 2007, when he was taken into foster care following his father's death. After a year long absence, Max returned to the show in series 10 episode "Send No Flowers", with the role recast to actor Jerome Holder.

Creation and casting

The character Max was brought into "Holby City" alongside his mother, Kyla, who became the new Sister of Darwin Ward. He was initially played by Thor Guichard, who had not acted on television prior to appearing in "Holby City". In 2008, the role was recast to Jerome Holder, who had appeared in several major television roles as a child actor, including "Tracy Beaker","The Bill", and "Holby City"'s sister show, "Casualty".

torylines

During his early appearances in the show, Max was frequently forced to spent time at Holby City Hospital while his mother was working, due to childcare issues. He played a significant role in his mother's relationship with physiotherapist Justin Fuller, being used by Justin in order to win Kyla's favour - taking him to football matches, and babysitting him while Kyla worked. Kyla also once had Justin approach Max when she came to believe he might be gay, having discovered a love letter in his bedroom signed "Harry". Justin attempted to instigate discussion of his sexuality, prompting a furious Max to reveal that "Harry" was in fact "Harriet". When Justin allowed Max to drink beer and watch an 18-rated movie, Kyla broke off their relationship, causing a bitter Justin to seek revenge by kidnapping Max and plying him with alcohol in the hospital basement. As a result of his diabetes, Max fell into a hypoglycemic coma before being rescued by his parents.

Although Max made a full recovery, the incident caused his father to brand his mother an unfit parent, and launch a brief custody battle. His parents poor relationship saw Max become involved in the bullying of another child at school, uncovered after a fight he started saw the other boy being admitted to the hospital's Acute Assessment Unit. It was agreed that his father would drop his custody claim, and that his parents would attempt to get along better for Max's sake. After his mother had a brief relationship with General surgical Consultant Abra Durant, Max began acting out, leading Kyla to believe he needed a stronger male influence in his life. His father moved back into their home, but his parent's relationship quickly dissolved again, with them becoming psychically abusive towards one another.

In episode "Deep Dark Truthful Mirror", Max was suspended from school for again partaking in bullying. Witnessing his parents engaging in another furious row, he set off the hospital's fire alarm and ran up to the roof. His parents followed him up, and continued their row as he hid from them. Events culminated with his father threatening to jump from the roof, and accidentally falling to the ground. Although he was immediately rushed into surgery, he died on the operating table. Max blamed his mother, who lashed out at him, witnessed by a police officer. Max was questioned over the events on the roof, and whether his mother had ever hit him before. He admitted that she had, and was subsequently taken into care and Kyla arrested, although he declined to press charges. While a social services hearing agreed that Max could return to Kyla's custody, upon arriving home he immediately rowed with his mother and requested to be taken back to the foster home he had been staying in.

After a year in foster care, Max returned in episode "Send No Flowers" when his foster-brother Daren was admitted to Holby City Hospital with a broken wrist. His mother was instantly suspicious that both boys may have been abused by their foster mother. As the episode ended, Max and Kyla rowed, and Max went into cardiac arrest. He was revived by Michael Spence, and operated on by Connie Beauchamp, covering up for his foster mother when it transpired his heart problems may have arisen due to mis-management of his diabetes. Kyla discovered his foster mother was an alcoholic, and after a stern talking to by Abra, as well as being implored by Kyla to do the right thing, Max admitted to his social worker that his foster mother often neglected his foster brother and sisters, leaving him alone to take care of them. He asked Kyla if he could come home with her, and upon being discharged, they left the hospital together.

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Frankie Weston

Infobox character
colour = #d6d6ff
name = Frankie Weston
series = "Holby City"


first = 8x28
last = 9x21
portrayer = Indra Ové
specialty =
occupation = Social worker
title =
spouse =
children =
Frankie was Holby City Hospital's regular social worker, who in particular was involved in the case of baby Leanne and her temporary carer Lola Griffin. She initially placed Leanne in Lola's care as a temporary measure allowing her father Steve to continue contact, however eventually handed full time care back to him. When Steve died of a drugs overdose, Frankie offered custody of Leanne back to Lola, who was driven by Dan Clifford to refuse. Frankie was also involved in the case of Jade MacGuire, the teenage prostitute who played on the friendship of Sam Strachan.

Robbie Waring

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colour = #d6d6ff
name = Robbie Waring
series = "Holby City"


first = 3x02
last = 5x30
portrayer = Marvin Humes
occupation =
spouse =
children =
family = Steve Waring (father)
Robbie was the teenage son of midwife Steve Waring. When Robbie’s mother and Steve’s wife died while Steve was out with a colleague, Robbie held him responsible for her death. He gradually became more of a teenage tearaway, culminating with his carjacking the car of midwife Ben Saunders. Ben and Steve gave chase, and a car crash ensued. Ben was killed in the aftermath, and Steve’s leg was amputated. He died from his injuries shortly afterwards, leaving Robbie an orphan.

Frank Williams

Infobox character
colour = #d6d6ff
name =Frank Williams
series = "Holby City"


first = 7x42
last = 7x46
portrayer = Frank Mills
specialty =
occupation =
title =
spouse =
children = Mark Williams
Chrissie Williams
Frank Williams was the father of Nurse Mark Williams. He and Mark were estranged for a number of years, and were reunited by Matron Chrissie Williams. Frank suffered from an aneurism and subsequently died after being exposed to MRSA. It was revealed that Frank had raped Mark’s wife Tricia Williams, and a paternity test proved that he, not Mark, was Chrissie’s biological father.

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