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Elaine Cassidy (Doctors)

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Duration  2010–12
Last appearance  28 September 2012
Classification  Former; regular
First appearance  31 August 2010
Introduced by  Peter Eryl Lloyd
Portrayed by  Janet Dibley
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Spin-off appearances  Fallout: Part 1 Fallout: Part 2 Fallout: Part 3 Fallout: Part 4 Fallout: Part 5
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Dr. Elaine Cassidy is a fictional character from the BBC soap opera Doctors, played by Janet Dibley. She made her first appearance on 31 August 2010. She departed Doctors on 28 September 2012.



Elaine was involved in the child abuse case of two-year-old Scarlet Hammond. Elaine was the GP for Scarlet's social worker; Najmah Hammed. Scarlet was drowned by her abusive mother and fellow doctor, Dr Simon Bond took it hard as he was Scarlet's GP. Mentally ill patient of Dr Heston Carter, Ed Harman suffered with his illness and struggled to integrate back into society after leaving Afghanistan. He attempted to kill Heston Carter after the staff at the Mill tried to help him. Ed believed he was locked in a room by Heston, when actually it was nervous Health care assistant, Karen Hollins. Ed tried to kill Heston at the Campus Surgery were Elaine was present and hit Ed over the head with a fire extinguisher. Elaine stayed at the hospital with Ed until he was released and after he left she invited him back to stop at her house for a while.

Character creation and casting

On 28 May 2010, Doctors series producer Peter Eryl Lloyd told media entertainment website Digital Spy that a new female doctor, Elaine would be introduced to Doctors. Lloyd said Elaine would "have a new take on the surgery" and "be very interesting to have around". Former EastEnders actress Janet Dibley was cast in the role of Dr Elaine Cassidy. Dibley described Elaine as "a bit New Age" and "heavily into meditation". On joining the show, Dibley commented: "Doctors is filmed in Birmingham three months ahead of transmission and the schedule is very intense. We have to be on set by 7am and work with three film units at three different locations, juggling up to 12 scripts at any one time. But I’m loving every second of it." In September 2012, Harrison returned. Elaine met Alex Redmond (Stuart Laing), who was the husband of one of Harrison's possible victims; his wife had an affair with Harrison, and she went missing after the affair ended. Alex asked for the help of Harrison's former lover Elaine Cassidy, putting her in a "difficult position". A statement said, "Discovering that Alex's wife went missing after an affair with Harrison, Elaine is forced to consider that he may have killed other women too. Plagued by phone calls from Harrison in prison, will Elaine be able to confront her former lover and resist his charms?". Series producer Mike Hobson finished by saying, "Lauren's murder was one of Doctors most popular storylines, and this Red Button event picks up on one of the show's most chilling villains, building across the week to a dramatic conclusion".


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