"Hiding Place" is the 57th episode of Casualty and the 5th episode of the 5th series. It was preceded by "Street Life" and followed by "Salvation". The episode was directed by Jim Hill and written by Tony Etchells.


Charlie, driving to work, witnesses a lorry back into a man, crushing him. Charlie goes with him in the ambulance, but he dies in CRASH.

Psychiatric patient, Wayne Simpson, rings Social Worker Tony Walker, threatening to commit suicide. Tony, although trying to find him, doesn’t show too much concern as he is a well known hoaxer. Wayne, who has already taken a number of pills, turns up in A&E and steals more pills by posing as a doctor. Charlie finds him collapsed in the toilets.

A policeman, Dave McCray, takes an ex-convict junkie, Danny, on a ride in his car. Danny tries to escape from the car – and it crashes. Dave has minor head injuries while Danny suffers a fractured leg, Beth and Julian clash over his treatment for his drug addiction – which Julian feels is a waste of their resources.

Elderly ex-boxer, Jack, uses his old skills to deal with hooligans on a bus – but is kicked by one and suffers broken ribs. He tells his wife a secret he has kept from her. Joy Waddington brings in her quiet boy, Mathew, saying he is ill. A tip off from Tony reveals she has a psychiatric problem.

A school girl, Susan, is brought in with a nail stuck in her foot. Ash distracts her while Beth pulls it out – and her mother Sarah faints.

Duffy is concerned when Peter says ‘Mum’ for the first time – but to her babysitter. Tony tries to tempt Megan with a trip to Paris – Ash tells her he’s married but she says she already knows and wasn’t going to go on the trip anyway.

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