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Turmoil ahead for star Derek Thompson in Casualty special

By Lorna Cooper

The Belfast-born actor who has played Casualty's Charlie Fairhead since 1986 is in for a tough time as the BBC hospital drama celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Casualty will mark the occasion on August 27 with a feature-length episode that will include "a shocking stunt".

Fairhead, played by Derek Thompson (68), will also be celebrated as he reaches 30 years of service to the NHS.

But the beating heart of Holby's A&E department will not have a smooth ride. The team will have to support him and the staff in this moment of turmoil.

He said: "From day one of filming Casualty I've been so proud of its true-to-life storytelling."

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