Louise Gold featured as Carey Neal, in Series 8, Episode 11 (aka Episode 115) “Give Us This Day”, recorded on 19 May 1993, first broadcast on BBC 1 at 20:15 to 21:05 on Saturday 27 November 1993
Many years after her mother played “Gertie The Tramp” in the medical drama General Hospital, it was Louise Gold’s turn to play a homeless woman in an episode of a medical drama, in Casualty.
Charlie Fairhead - Derek Thompson
Lisa Duffin - Catherine Shipton
Karen Goodliffe - Suzanna Hamilton
Martin Ashford - Patrick Robinson
Adele Bedford - Dona Croll
Tom Harley - David Ryall
Josh Griffiths -
Brian Crawford - Brendan O’Hea
Jane Scott - Caroline Webster
Mark Calder - Oliver Parker
Mie Nishi-Kawa - Naoko Mori
Frankie Drummer - Steven O’Donnell
Andrew Bower - William Gaminara
Leonard McGuiness - Frank Mills
Barbara McGuiness - June Barrie
John Hayes - Colin Farrell
Gwen Hayes - Ann Penfold
Mike Howlett - Simon Slater
Emma Hayes - Helen Baxendale
Abraham - Rory Edwards
Jimmy Hare - Joseph Brady
Jennifer - Marva Alexander
Carey Neal - Louise Gold
DC Horner - Richard Hicks
Mac - John Carlsen
Episode Written by - David Richard-Fox
Producer - Michael Ferguson
Director - Philip Casson
After reading the TV.Com page for this episode ( http://www.tv.com/casualty/give-us-this-day/episode/77825/summary.html ) this site’s webmaster is somewhat puzzled as to how a character played by a tall actress in her mid thirties could be described as “young homeless girl” Can anyone explain?
The Holby TV fansite’s page about this show is a bit more informative about the whole content: http://www.holby.tv/db/index.php?id=24,884,0,0,1,0
episode was Helen Baxendale’s
TV debut (Two years earlier one of Ms Baxendale’s
first jobs after drama school had been touring around
Director Philip Casson had previously directed Louise Gold in her puppeteer’s guise on both The Muppet Show and Spitting Image, including UNTV - the Spitting Image pilot. His directorial credits also include several albums in association with those TV programmes, namely: The Muppet Show Music Hall, The Muppet Show 2, Muppet Show Music Album, and, Spit In Your Ear.
Patrick Robinson went on to feature on A Week In The West End, which Simon Slater also appeared in.
Naoko Mori went on to appear in the film Topsy Turvy.
Simon Slater went on to appear in Mamma Mia.
Rory Edwards had previously appeared in Sink The Belgrano.
Dona Croll may have gone on to appear in Vinegar Tom.
Links about Casualty
Holby TV, Fansite (also has pretty comprehensive episode list, very descriptive episode guides): http://www.holby.tv/ Note in particular the page for this episode: http://www.holby.tv/db/index.php?id=24,884,0,0,1,0
TV.com section for the programme (one of the best sites about the programme, with pretty comprehensive episode lists and some episode guides): http://www.tv.com/casualty/show/1507/summary.html Note in particular the page for this episode: http://www.tv.com/casualty/give-us-this-day/episode/77825/summary.html
UK.TV website (they often show episodes of Casualty): http://www.uktv.co.uk/index.cfm?uktv=tv.index
BBC Page for the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/casualty/
Internet Movie Database entry for the programme: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0096555/
Helen Baxendale’s Website: http://www.helenbaxendale.info/
An informative fansite on Helen Baxendale: http://www.baxendale.sphosting.com/ including a section on Ms Baxendale’s appearance in this episode of Casualty: http://www.baxendale.sphosting.com/casualtygall.html
BBC Programme Catalogue page for this episode: http://open.bbc.co.uk/catalogue/infax/programme/LDSD011D
Do You Remember.co.uk’s page for the programme: http://www.doyouremember.co.uk/memory.asp?memID=856