Casualty began airing on BBC1 in on 6th September, 1986, making it the world’s longest running medical drama (according to Wikipedia). It was created by Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin. Its, now classic, hospital storyline revolves around the lives of the staff and patients of the Accident and Emergency Department of the fictional Holby City Hospital. The series has won several awards including BAFTAs for Best Continuing Drama, Best Makeup and Best Sound Supervisor, Royal Television awards for Best Sound – Drama and Best Drama Series, and a TV Quick award for Best Loved Drama.
Richard appeared in episode 17 of season 16, ‘Playing with Fire’, playing Dr Craig Parker. The episode aired on Saturday, 29th December, 2001. He played a brief love interest for a cast regular, Dr Lara Stone (Christine Stephen-Daly)
Production details (epi 17 season 16 only)
Cast Director Writer
Derek Thompson – Dr Charlie Fairhead Graham Wetherell Patrick Melanaphy
Christine Stephen-Daly – Dr Lara Stone
Ian Kelsey – Dr Patrick Spiller
Richard Armitage – Dr Craig Parker