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Brit medical soaps team up for ‘cyber’ episode • The Register

BBC “sister” medical drama shows Holby City and the venerable Casualty from which it sprang have announced that they are teaming up for a two-part “cyberattack special”. NHS techies, stop sniggering at the back!

Auntie has promised: “The various storylines will include a car crash, a possible pregnancy and two members of staff will find their life in the balance, with only one theatre available in the blackout [because of the cyberattack? – Ed].”

As those who’ve caught an episode or two will know, the best part of Casualty is guessing which of the extras in the opening scene are going to be the one that “gets it”. Is it the field trip of schoolkids gone bowling, guttered by a rogue bowling pin… the man on the roof with the protective goggles he doesn’t need, the unsuspecting senior pottering about below, whom he’s poised to crush when he falls off the ladder? Or will it be a recovering victim whose hospital bed guardrail malfunctions, thus depositing the patient to the floor with a thud whereupon they swiftly perish? (This was a real storyline, we are told.) Of course this event will involve something cybery. Where’s MalwareTech when you need him?

Let us know what you think in our handy poll, or weigh in in the comments below.

Pass the popcorn and HACK the PLANET! hospital. ®

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