Why is Holby City stopping and when is it back?

Tonight’s episode of Holby City is set to be the last one for a while, as the series takes a break from screens.

The Casualty spin-off normally airs every Tuesday night at 8pm, having become a fixture of the schedules – but if you’re a fan you’ll be left wanting in the coming weeks.

So just why is Holby going off air – and when will we get to see more new episodes of the drama?

Here’s what’s going on…

Why is Holby City stopping?

Holby is taking an extended break from screens after becoming one of many shows to have shut down production in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The outbreak has seen EastEnders, Coonation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks all suspend filming – cutting their weekly episodes as a result – while Doctors and Casualty have also shut down.

The BBC confirmed last month that filming on the dramas have been suspended, saying: ‘It has been decided that filming on all BBC Studios continuing dramas will be postponed until further notice,’

The show has since done its bit to help in the current pandemic, donating ventilators from the series to the new NHS Nightingale Hospital.

When will Holby City be back?

It’s not yet been confirmed when Holby City will be back on air.

However you can expect new episodes at some point later this year.

Holby City is on BBC One on Tuesday night at 8pm.

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