Filming has resumed on BBC One's medical drama Holby City, with fans set for a special episode that will see the hospital "gripped by the coronavirus pandemic" - a theme that will play a big part in the programmes ahead.

Teasing the episode, the BBC says: "The special episode will see Holby City's CEO Max (Jo Martin) wrestle to keep the hospital in control and her staff safe as coronavirus takes hold.

"But it's not just the pandemic Max is fighting, as Ric (Hugh Quarshie) goes head to head with Max, having previously lost all trust in her.

Trouble ahead for Max and Ric

"As the task at hand proves to be bigger than anyone could have imagined, it begins to take its toll on Max and the Holby City staff… will they get through this?"

BBC Studios' Head of Continuing Drama, Kate Oates, added: "It's with great pleasure that we open the doors at Elstree to welcome back the exceptional cast and crew of Holby City.

"We have some gripping stories to tell as we explore how the lives of our characters have been irrevocably changed since the start of the pandemic - and how our heroes battle against the odds, come what may."

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