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MP protests over TV Casualty move

Plans to move the filming of BBC drama Casualty out of Bristol have been criticised by a city Labour MP.

The corporation wants to relocate the show to Wales after 20 years in the West Country.

Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East) said relocating Casualty to Cardiff would be akin to moving EastEnders from Albert Square to Trafalgar Square.

It is believed the show generates 10m for the city. The BBC said a final decision would be made next year.

Ms McCarthy added: "Casualty and Bristol are indistinguishable. It is based in the fictional city of Holby but everyone knows the landmarks like the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

"The interiors are based in warehouses in my constituency and many of the locations are based in Bristol East too."


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