Series: Casualty Episode: S17Ep37 – Baby Blues First Aired: 31 May 2003 Character: Harry Harper
Description: Colette tells Simon he is responsible for their child’s genetic abnormalities and decides to keep the baby after Comfort offers her support, but a nasty jolt in the back of the ambulance prompts her to go for an ultrasound scan. Nikki finds a compromise between work and play and Vinnay harasses Jack for the £300,000 Eddie owed him
Series: Casualty Episode: S17Ep36 – Out on a Limb First Aired: 17 May 2003 Character: Harry Harper
Description: Jack tells Tony he plans to propose to Nikki, but Bex overhears and the gossip spreads like wildfire, making him fear the object of his affections may be the last to know of his intentions. Luke is called to an incident which reawakens old memories, while Colette receives her test results and is shocked when Josh attends the meeting
Series: Casualty Episode: S17Ep35 – An Accident Waiting to Happen First Aired: 10 May 2003 Character: Harry Harper
Description: Jack and Tony put their differences aside as they say their goodbyes to Eddie, while Lara and Luke are forced to acknowledge they may have been wrong about one another. Simon’s bad mood makes him less than sympathetic toward staff and patients alike, and matters come to a head when Colette breaks the news to him that her child will have learning difficulties
Series: Casualty Episode: S17Ep34 – Hurt the One You Love First Aired: 3 May 2003 Character: Harry Harper
Description: Anna tells a desperate Merlin that they can’t be together, and Jack and Tony say their final goodbyes to Eddie as he succumbs to a postoperative infection. Meanwhile, Simon is heartbroken when Jane stakes a claim for her independence and leaves.
Series: Casualty Episode: S17Ep33 – Getting Through First Aired: 26 April 2003 Character: Harry Harper
Description: While treating an injured man, Lara suddenly finds herself in a life-threatening situation, Merlin discovers a terrible secret about Anna but is unable to discuss it with her, and Jack is distraught when his father wakes up from his transplant operation suffering from septicaemia.
Series: Casualty Episode: S17Ep32 – Stuck in the Middle with You First Aired: 19 April 2003 Character: Harry Harper
Description: New paramedic Luke spends his first day at work trapped in a cellar with a young girl following a gas explosion, Harry’s behaviour leads some members of the team to question whether he’s returned to work too soon, and Anna’s relationship with Merlin is put in jeopardy.
Series: Casualty Episode: S17Ep31 – The Point of No Return First Aired: 12 April 2003 Character: Harry Harper
Description: Ryan returns and Duffy has to make a life-changing decision. Jack tries to persuade a reluctant Tony to accept Eddie’s offer of a kidney, and Simon is shocked when Jane leaves hospital early and refuses to let him care for her. Meanwhile, Anna is devastated when her mum reveals the truth about Merlin
Series: Casualty Episode: S17Ep30 – An Act of God First Aired: 5 April 2003 Character: Harry Harper
Description: With the power down and the ED in chaos, Harry takes drastic measures to save a patient. As Merlin looks forward to meeting his birth mother, she has second thoughts, and Duffy is in for a shock when a familiar face returns to Holby.
Series: Casualty Episode: S17Ep29 – Side Effects First Aired: 29 March 2003 Character: Harry Harper
Description: It’s Harry’s first day back at work after his wife’s death, and he puts himself in danger after overstepping the mark. Meanwhile, Bex calls the police when he sees Jack sneak into the hospital to see Tony.
Series: Casualty Episode: S17Ep28 – A Hard Day’s Night First Aired: 22 March 2003 Character: Harry Harper
Description: Harry returns to work after the death of his wife; Simon takes an unprofessional interest in Jane’s operation; when Colette is attacked by a patient’s relative, she is forced to reveal her pregnancy.
Series: Casualty Episode: S17Ep27 – Keep It in the Family First Aired: 15 March 2003 Character: Harry Harper
Description: After the death of an adopted patient, Merlin is compelled to search out his own birth parents, while Simon rushes Jane into casualty when she is diagnosed with a tumour, and Harry’s secret dinner date with Selena is interrupted when Tally crashes her car during a driving lesson with Beth.
Series: Casualty Episode: S17Ep25 – Dire Straits First Aired: 1 March 2003 Character: Harry Harper
Description: Events take a tragic turn when Jeff tactlessly threatens a highly-strung man while on a call-out with Nikki, and the arrival of an attractive neurologist causes problems between Harry and Charlie.
Simon MacCorkindale might now be more familiar for his role on Casualty, But we decide to remind him of his time when he could turn into any animal he wanted, in his superhero guise of … Manimal!
Possibly the most bizarre of a plethora of superhero action series that Glen Larson launched upon an unsuspecting television audience in the Eighties, Manimal starred Simon MacCorkindale as Dr Jonathan Chase, a tuxedo-clad university professor who helped the police using his unique special power. At the merest hint of trouble, he could turn into any animal he desired. Whether panther, elephant or mouse, a barrage of plastic special effects, throbbing foreheads and elongating fingers signaled his transformation as he stomped or scurried to thwart a dastardly crime. MacCorkindale took to the role with aplomb, a dashing hero with charisma and charm, but alas the combination of his debonair good looks and demented special effects were not enough and the show only lased for eight episodes after its star-studded pilot first aired.
Series: Casualty Episode: S17Ep24 – Hitting Home: Part 2 First Aired: 22 February 2003 Character: Harry Harper
Description: The paramedics are called out to Sheila’s house but are surprised to find it’s her daughter-in-law Jenny who’s in need of help, pushing Comfort into a confrontation. Has the family abuse gone full circle? Meanwhile, one of Jane’s clients is rushed to Holby City with a suspected heart attack
Series: Casualty Episode: S17Ep23 – Hitting Home: Part 1 First Aired: 15 February 2003 Character: Harry Harper
Description: Ryan is still AWOL with Duffy’s money, and this week Duffy puts her house up for sale in order to get the money back. Fin and Comfort are called to a suspected break-in and attack, and at the hospital Lara is treating her. Lara is concerned about her and offers her the chance to talk, she doesn’t take it up. Harry treats Anna’s mum, who wants to meet boyfriend Merlin. Tony asks Ben to move in with him. Comfort tries to talk to the attackee and tells her that she is always in the eyes of God. Colette meanwhile is doing a pregnancy test in the toilets, which comes out positive. It is Simon’s baby.
Series: Casualty Episode: S17Ep22 – Love Hurts First Aired: 8 February 2003 Character: Harry Harper
Description: It looks as if long-suffering Duffy’s beautiful dream may turn into a nightmare, as security guard Ryan proves to be nothing like the perfect man she’d hoped for. Dillon and Colette take it upon themselves to fight it out for her old job, and clash over the treatment of a malnourished toddler. Meanwhile, things seem to be running rather more smoothly for Tony and Ben, who decide their evening together was perhaps more than just a one-night-stand.
Series: Casualty Episode: S17Ep21 – Flight First Aired: 1 February 2003 Character: Harry Harper
Description: Duffy’s intended, Ryan, is obviously a wrong ‘un and yet everybody is wishing her well as she leaves Holby to set up home and a business with him. Receptionist Jack’s foray into his gangster dad’s twilight world forces him to make a big decision. Elsewhere, Harry and Beth’s relaxing sailing trip becomes a rescue mission when he spots another vessel in distress, which turns out to be packed with illegal immigrants from Kosovo. But not all of them are as helpless as they appear… The police close in on Jack
Series: Casualty Episode: S17Ep20 – Spiteful God First Aired: 25 January 2003 Character: Harry Harper
Description: It’s trying times for everyone in this episode. While Josh can’t accept that he and Colette are history, receptionist Jack is having to do some dirty work for his gangster dad. Meanwhile, paramedic Fin’s daughter Emma, is brought into casualty with what looks like a nasty tummy bug. Fin is busy tending a young footballer with a broken leg and can’t attend to her and she gets worse. Not the best time for Charlie to return and there’s a further blow for him when Duffy announces she’s leaving to get married and set up a business.
Series: Casualty Episode: S17Ep19 – Sins of the Father First Aired: 18 January 2003 Character: Harry Harper
Description: Josh and Comfort stumble across a badly-injured Jack, while Dillon’s Good Samaritan skills are put to use on a neglected teenager with learning difficulties. Meanwhile, Simon’s new girlfriend, Jane, visits the department with a close friend suffering from a mystery illness.
Series: Casualty Episode: S17Ep18 – Collision Course First Aired: 11 January 2003 Character: Harry Harper
Description: Harry is determined to rid the department of time-wasters. But when a private patient is brought in suffering from post-operative complications, he wonders if he has been too quick to judge
Series: Casualty Episode: S17Ep17 – Friend or Foe First Aired: 4 January 2003 Character: Harry Harper
Description: A runaway electric saw is brought to life by a naughty youth, who breaks into a shed. When it’s blown up, the youth is not looking too good. Lara casts doubt on a young mother and Duffy sees a nursing colleague doing possibly the worst thing a person in nursing, could do. Also, Jack’s dad gets what has been coming to him and there’s a Mr Lambert who is still fighting the Korean War. Simon’s flirtation with a new arrival infuriates Colette, and Josh seems blissfully unaware of his marital problems
Translated from the original French, so readability is a little strange. Translated by SMCFP Member Nadeia
The man-animal, is one of the most popular myth: Minotaur, Sphinx, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Island of Dr Moreau, Tarzan, The Fly, Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk, Werewolf, the Beast of Gévaudan, Cat people, The Creature from the black Lagoon, and The Man from Atlantis, to list only the most famous which inspired widely legends, literature, movies, comics and television.
After the bionical man (the six million dollars man), knight rider (K2000), cybernetic man (Automan), the writer-producer-director Glen A. Larson and Donald Boyle, decided to adapt the myth of the man-animal.
Series: Casualty Episode: S17Ep16 – Living for the Moment First Aired: 28 December 2002 Character: Harry Harper
Description: Diane, a patient admitted early on, has Parkinson’s but her symptoms are not consistent with that disease. Could the fact that her police inspector husband’s been feeding her ecstasy tablets help explain her condition? Then what about the young man who woke up the night after the party with a cut on his head? Is he a clumsy drunk or just wasting valuable resources of the department? Having avoided her since the incident at the Christmas party, Simon finally admits to Colette that he wants nothing further from her. The question on everyone’s mind is why did Colette ever marry Josh? Meanwhile, Roxy becomes extremely close to a male patient; and after Nikki catches Fin and Comfort kissing she uses the knowledge to her advantage
Series: Casualty Episode: S17Ep15 – Some Comfort, No Joy and a Bit Too Much Love First Aired: 21 December 2002 Character: Harry Harper
Description: It’s the staff Christmas party and everyone is in high spirits, except Josh, who has been delayed saving a child’s life. As a result, his wife Colette ends up dancing with Simon all night, and before long their flirtation turns into something a little more serious. Unfortunately, Josh has already seen the pair together and realised his wife looks happier than she has done in ages