The series will return to screens at a later date at the slightly shorter duration of 40 minutes.
Filming has resumed on BBC One’s medical drama Casualty with a special episode, showing these extraordinary times through the lens of the Emergency Department staff.
The coronavirus has put the NHS and the nation under pressure like never before, and Casualty returns with an episode which builds on that heritage and reveals the full extent of the impact that the virus has had on Emergency Departments.
Kate Oates, Head of Continuing Drama at BBC Studios, says: “We are thrilled to be back in production with BBC’s longest-running medical show. The writers, Casualty teams, cast and crew are back on set with stories that reflect the extraordinary times we are living through. We can’t wait for the audience to see them and to be back in the Saturday night schedule.”
The Casualty production team has developed comprehensive production protocols to ensure that the series is produced in a safe and responsible manner. Social distancing will be adhered to in accordance to current government guidelines and the high standards that audiences expect will be achieved through inventive techniques and careful planning.