Casualty (series 14)

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Casualty (series 14)
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 30
Original network BBC One
Original release 18 September 1999 (1999-09-18) – 25 March 2000 (2000-03-25)
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The fourteenth series of the British medical drama television series Casualty commenced airing in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 18 September 1999 and finished on 25 March 2000.[1] It saw another increase, this time to 30 episodes.



No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Viewers
255 1 "Calm Before the Storm - Part One" Paul Wroblewski Simon Mirren 18 September 1999 (1999-09-18) 11.90

Sam is rushed into Resus; the staff are all devastated by his injury, especially Tina. Charlie meets with SHO Holly Miles, who Max has had sent down as cover. She looks after Jamie, a boy who has been hiding under the reception desk since seeing Sam fall. Gerry arrives with an arm injury: He fractured his arm from a minor blow and Max tells Eve his bones could have been weakened by cancer. Holly and Chloe look after Albert, an older man who is accompanied by his nephew Eddie. Eve and Gerry recognise Eddie from the centre and worry Albert has only taken him in for the allowance. Sean learns of Chloe's pregnancy. A marine, Jack, is arrested by Military Police after assaulting Oliver, an officer who was sleeping with his wife. Oliver later dies in hospital so the MPs prepare to transfer him to civil authorities on murder charges. Poppy, a girl with leukaemia, tries to make her mother Suzy accept she might die. When Poppy falls asleep while they are driving, Suzy is worried and clashed into the military vehicle. One of the escort is killed and the other is knocked out. Jack helps Poppy get an unconscious Suzy out of the car before it explodes. Fisherman Danny is offered £2000 by his brother Alan to help him dump some chemicals. It is only after he has been splattered with it than Danny learns it is radioactive waste. They are pursued by Stan, a river policeman, and crash into the wharf. Josh and Penny arrive to collect an injured Danny. Penny is distracted when she sees Alan slipping away and falls into the water.

Guest starring Lloyd Owen, Iain Cuthbertson and Vincent Pickering

Holly Miles is introduced
256 2 "Calm Before the Storm - Part Two" Paul Wroblewski Simon Mirren 19 September 1999 (1999-09-19) 12.37

Penny is rescued by Stan. En route to the hospital, she and Josh stumble across the car crash and call for another ambulance. Jack is assumed to be Poppy's father. Suzy is taken to Holby City but the ambulance containing the surviving MP is diverted. Alan turns up to tell them about the radioactive waste; Danny is already in Resus and the staff have handled the waste. Charlie calls Professor Bains: Resus is quarantined and Sunny locks up the department, leaving Eddie outside. Albert talks to him through the window and promises to look after him but then dies of a heart attack. Tina tells the staff of Chloe's pregnancy so she'll be allowed out of Resus. Sean and Tina put in a chest drain on Suzy under Max's direction. Danny needs a CT scan and neurosurgery but the staff are unable to take him out of Resus so he dies. Holly gives Jamie some penicillin after his brothers misinform her about his allergies and she and Chloe have to help him through an allergic reaction. Charlie and Amy work out who Jack is but he stays with Poppy and surrenders to the police after the quarantine is lifted, leaving everyone to go through decontamination.

Guest starring Lloyd Owen, Iain Cuthbertson and Vincent Pickering
257 3 "Truth or Dare" Julian Holmes Tony McHale 25 September 1999 (1999-09-25) 11.47

A teacher brings in a 12-year-old pupil who fell and hit her head. She admits to Sunny that the girl pulled a knife on her in detention and she pushed her. She reveals the truth to the girl's father, who understands and agrees to work with her. Rival sales teams are taking part in an outward bound exercise. The reigning champion learns one of his team spent the night in the bar so tries to slow down his rival by sabotaging the harness on a rope bridge but the rival uses it without doing the checks and falls to his death. The other team members report their leader, who is arrested. Chloe finds an old man in reception with memory problems and learns he has been taking tablets for impotence which have amnesia as a side effect; she, Eve and Amy learn he is a baronet with a much younger wife. A woman is supposed to be babysitting her sister's children but instead sleeps with her sister's husband. Unsupervised, the children spill paint over themselves and then injure themselves trying to get it off with scouring pads. The mother, realising the full story, decides to take a promotion in Edinburgh and leave the cheating couple behind. Adam visits Sam, who is recovering in ITU, and tells him he is thinking of going back to nursing; he also asks Charlie about vacancies. Gerry tells Eve he has terminal cancer and is questioning his faith. Sean tells Chloe he'll give her financial support whatever she decides to do but won't help with the baby.

Guest starring Carina Reeves, Tim Farraday and Terence Alexander
258 4 "Words and Deeds" Roberto Bangura Ben Cooper 2 October 1999 (1999-10-02) 11.28

Tina is now back living with Sunny, who turns up late; Sam is away convalescing at a friend's house. Sunny nearly gets into a fight with a man who parked his car in a restricted area, which Josh defuses. Charlie examines a man who has signs of previous surgery but no symptoms, suspecting he is a hospital hopper. He coughs up blood but Holly does a check and learns his story of a referral is a lie and he has been using fake blood bags; he is thrown out. Adam talks to Charlie about his nursing application and admits he is HIV positive; Charlie tells him he will have to declare it but won't be automatically excluded. A man, Nick, is released from prison. His brother Paul and friend Gilbert tell him his girlfriend won't let him see his daughter unless he proves himself. They get him a job at a building site but he uses a crane without a license. The foreman, Barry, threatens to report him so he crushes his car and then pushes him out of the cab. A young woman, Chrissie, tells her mother Joan she's been banned from driving. Joan offers to help out and takes Chrissie's son Jack out in her car. Nick causes trouble at the hospital and drives off erratically. At roadworks, he goes through when the light is on red but still crashes into Joan coming the other way, injuring Paul and Jack. Nick causes trouble again and is thrown out. When he tries to force his way back in, Sunny punches him. Paul dies of his injuries. Max and Sean learn Joan has eyesight problems and shouldn't have been driving; she tells the police the accident was her fault. Charlie, whose attempt to get Milton to bring in more security has been affected, tells Sunny he has no choice but to suspend him pending an investigation.

Guest starring Jamie Newall, Matthew Dunster and Nicholas Tizzard
259 5 "Crossroads" Gill Wilkinson Tony McHale 9 October 1999 (1999-10-09) 11.09

A teenage boy, Jimmy, is brought in by his mother after taking an overdose of paracetamol; she insists it was an accident. Jimmy's father turns up; Jimmy is a violinist but his father refuses to go and see him play. Adam hands in his application while Charlie is away; Duffy reads it and believes his HIV status would make him a liability. However, she changes her mind when Adam finds Jimmy on the roof contemplating suicide; Jimmy says his father shut his hand in a car door to stop him playing and Adam convinces him to confront him. One of the builders refitting the department is distracted by a phone call and cuts his finger off. Sean and Chloe patch him up and send him to have it reattached. His wife turns up, worrying that his constant nights out mean he is having an affair: In fact, he has taken a second job to buy them a holiday to the Canary Islands. Sunny persuades Tina to accompany him to track down Sam, who is in Cornwall with Simon, his former teacher and the first person he confided in about being gay. Sunny and Sam nearly get into a fight but Simon convinces Sam to go back and face his fears. En route, their coach plays a minor role in a pile-up caused by a drunk driver. The trio perform triage and Sam does emergency surgery on the driver's girlfriend. Knowing that he isn't afraid anymore, Sam decides to resign anyway.

Guest starring Russ Abbot, John Mackay and Aidan David

Sam Colloby departs
260 6 "Lost Souls" Gill Wilkinson Andrew Rattenbury 16 October 1999 (1999-10-16) 11.23

Paramedic Mike brings in a man who fell off a ladder, who keeps insisting his injury is worse than it is; Josh and Duffy both notice Mike seems permanently tired. Max arranges for a mechanic to fix Duffy's car. Runaway couple Drew and Katie give their friends Rohan and Kwame a lift in a van. Rohan ignores Drew's instructions and lights a cigarette while around flammable materials, starting a fire. Rohan is badly burned and Drew and Katie burn their hands helping them. Drew's mother Maggie and Katie's father Doug are looking for them and encounter Kwame. Doug tries to get Kwame to tell him where the couple are but Kwame is hit by a lorry. Katie sees Doug at the hospital and briefly talks to him, promising to stay in touch. Holly accompanies Maggie to the squat where the couple are staying but they have already moved on. Gerry has been brought in and Sean realises he only has days to live. Eve deliberately hastens his death by increasing his morphine dose but feels guilty when his sister turns up too late to see him before he died.

Guest starring Denise Black, Stuart Fox and James Carlton
261 7 "Everybody Hurts" Robert Del Maestro Katharine Way 23 October 1999 (1999-10-23) 10.81

A hospital chaplain who Eve earlier confessed to meets with one of his altar boys and his mother; the boy has asthma and is at the hospital for tests. The boy's friends convince him to break into the church but he leaves his inhaler behind and suffers a severe asthma attack, dying in hospital. The priest admits the boy was his son; he offers to leave the church for the mother but she tells him it's too late. Charlie organises Sunny's disciplinary hearing; both Charlie and the union rep try to make excuses for him but Sunny is fed up of the dangerous conditions they are expected to work in and resigns. Chloe tells Duffy that she has booked a termination and since her falling out with Tina she has no-one to talk to. Holly finds Maggie pinning up posters around hospital. She later encounters an elderly woman who is scared to leave the hospital: She hasn't been outside in three years and was brought there in an ambulance. Holly feigns injury to lure her outside. Penny finds Mike moonlighting as a minicab driver and tells Josh, who tells Mike to stop. Mike agrees when he nearly falls asleep while driving and Josh tells him to take the rest of the day off, but Mike again falls asleep at the wheel and crashes and dies. Eve organises the staff nurse interviews and gives the job to Adam, annoying Duffy, but the experience leaves her even more certain she shouldn't be a nurse anymore.

Guest starring Joe Baverstock, Larry Lamb and Denise Black

Sunny Sunderland departs
262 8 "Seeing the Light" Alan Wareing Katharine Way 30 October 1999 (1999-10-30) 9.12

Drew brings in a workmate from a building site with an eye injury, who is given an eyepatch and told to stay off work. However, the foreman insists he go back to work straight away and he is later brought back in covered with boiling tar, having walked into a stream that he couldn't see; he should survive but will probably be disabled. Drew burned his hands trying to help and Holly calls Maggie to see him; neither are happy with Holly's interference but agree to stay in touch. A young woman is brought in by her sister; she took an overdose after they had an argument. When she is revived, she reports having a near death experience. It's Adam's first shift as a nurse and he has to deal with one of a group of drunk medical stunts who fell and hit his head. Adam sees him have a seizure and alerts Sean. The patient disappears and Adam tracks him down; he admits he's been having the seizures for a while and worries that he has a brain tumour. Adam tells him it's probably epilepsy and gets him to think more positively, earning Duffy's approval. Duffy learns that Chloe's booked in for an abortion after her shift and tells Tina; Tina repairs their friendship and accompanies Chloe to the appointment. Eve walks out mid-shift, clearing her locker. Charlie tracks her down to the church and she tells him she's going to leave nursing to run Gerry's mission.

Guest starring Denise Black, James Carlton and Sharon Duncan-Brewster

Eve Montgomery departs
263 9 "Off the Wall" Paul Wroblewski Len Collin 6 November 1999 (1999-11-06) 8.52

A fly-on-the-wall documentary crew are following two ambulances for the day and film Josh and Penny visiting Mike's memorial. Tina is accompanying Mike's replacement Finlay Newton and his new partner Mel Dyson for the day, while Holly and Duffy worry about how the hospital will look. The teams are filmed dealing with several minor incidents: Tina, Fin and Mel treat an old man with earache and a girl who has been burned by a firework while Josh and Penny look after an old woman bitten by her pet rat and have their attempts to help a wheelchair-bound man suffering an epileptic fit hampered by his aggressive dog. Fin's group help a man who put his back out having sex with a woman in the back of a car and are later called to the woman's house where her husband has beaten her up; Holly, Duffy and Fin get the woman and her lover talking. Both ambulances are called to a major incident at a building site: A crane driver has suffered a heart attack and dropped blocks on the men below, causing several casualties. Penny has to climb up the crane with the fire crew to treat the driver and all casualties are delivered safely to hospital.

Guest starring Anthony J. Crocker, Richard Cole and Jonathan Wrather

Finlay Newton and Melanie Dyson are introduced
264 10 "Benny and the Vets - Part One" Julian Holmes Chris Murray 13 November 1999 (1999-11-13) 8.62

A new Resus is opened: The first patient is Niall, a boy who has bitten the heads off his father's toy soldiers. Another boy, Troy, is with his father Mick on his birthday when he falls off his skateboard. At the hospital, Sean notices he has a temperature but Charlie discharges him. Troy is late to a birthday party being thrown by his mother Val, prompting an argument between his parents until Troy throws up over the birthday cake. Sean briefly runs into his grandfather Ernest in reception. Benny, who has obsessive compulsive disorder, gets into a row with his daughter Mary and her husband Mitch and puts his arm through a window. At the hospital, he anxiously sends his wife Beth away: She has cancer and he is worried about her being exposed to germs. He obsessively scrubs his arm in the toilet, pulling out his stitches. Two animal rights activists, Clyde and Ronnie, are making a bomb when Clyde is injured by a minor explosion. Clyde claims it was a firework and tells Holly and Tina he doesn't want treatment tested on animals. They are planning to blow up an experimental lab; Ronnie works in the canteen there and Clyde works as a courier. Lab technician Nat meets with his wife Martha; he has a close but platonic relationship with work colleague Jenny. Ronnie sets off the fire alarm but Nat stays behind and refuses to leave when Clyde sets the bomb. Clyde tries to defuse it but it goes off. Duffy interviews for the sister's job and Max gives her a hard time. Afterwards, he tells her she has the job and Charlie sees them getting passionate on his desk.

Guest starring Jonathan Ryland, Cathy Murphy, Ian Lavender and Shirley Stelfox
265 11 "Benny and the Vets - Part Two" Julian Holmes Chris Murray 14 November 1999 (1999-11-14) 10.14

Duffy and Max stop before they go too far. Sean and Adam look after Benny and tell him Beth's tumour was benign. Beth defends Benny to Mary, saying his condition comes out of his love for her, but later uses Mary's arguments to convince Benny to see a psychotherapist. Troy comes in and is found to have meningitis. Val reluctantly calls Mick and they resolve to be better parents. Jenny pretends to be Nat's wife to go in the ambulance with him and sits with him until Martha arrives. Nat has been blinded by the explosion and Martha reveals she is pregnant. Duffy and Adam discover a security guard, Ray, fractured his neck and Holly gives him a collar. Clyde is identified as the bomber. Ronnie learns of his injury on the news and rushes to hospital, telling the staff to use animal-tested products to save him, but there is nothing they can do anyway and she sits with him as he dies. Fin gets talking to Ernest, who planned to visit the grave of a friend killed in 1918 with Sean for a minute's silence at eleven o'clock. Fin leads the department in having a minute's silence at three o'clock instead. Tina and Sean agree to be friends. Jenny mentions to Duffy that she wishes something had happened with Nat when they'd had the chance. Duffy rings Andrew to say she has to work all night, then meets with Max.

Guest starring Jonathan Rylands, Cathy Murphy, Ian Lavender and Shirley Stelfox
266 12 "Sins of the Mother" Gill Wilkinson Jeff Povey 20 November 1999 (1999-11-20) 11.72

A farmer's wife is having an affair with one of the farmhands. Her young son puts weedkiller in the farmhand's drink but his mother ends up drinking it too and both of them end up in hospital from the poisoning. Max says social services will have to be informed. Duffy has spent the night with Max but the incident causes her to turn down a date with him; however, Charlie's disapproval threatens their friendship. New staff nurse Barney Woolfe has his first shift and immediately clashes with Adam, but they end up working together to diagnose a patient who has had a botfly lay its larvae in his neck. Holly and Adam treat a parachutist who injured his ankle avoiding a cow and it inspires Holly to organise a parachute jump to raise funds for Paeds Resus. A woman in her 40s burns her hand on a hob and her husband leaves her at the hospital. It turns out she has early onset senility and he has been looking after her alone for four years; Charlie convinces him to accept help.

Guest starring David Royle, Phillippa Wilson and David Albion

Barney Woolfe is introduced
267 13 "Looking After Number One" Roberto Bangura Nick Saltrese 27 November 1999 (1999-11-27) 12.42

An elderly woman comes in with a fractured wrist. She claims it was from a fall but Holly and Tina notice the injury is consistent with being grabbed and suspect her husband. When a younger man is brought in with a head injury, it is revealed that he was their lodger and they caught him trying to rob him; he pushed the wife and the husband hit him with a golf club. Amy has to bring Milo in to work during a receptionist shortage and Chloe is uncomfortable having to look after him. Holly and Tina convince Max to take part in the sponsored parachute jump. A woman collapses at home and the man she was in bed with accompanies her to hospital. She admits to Adam that she is a prostitute and he is a regular client; she may be diabetic but, since she had unprotected sex with a customer, she is worried she has HIV. Adam tries to convince her to have tests and her client tries to convince her they can be a couple but she leaves. A uni student from a large family is manufacturing liquid ecstasy at home and selling it to pay his fees. His pre-teen brother drinks some and is rushed to hospital. His sister convinces him to reveal the truth and he is arrested. Duffy officially ends her affair with Max; Max blames Charlie and tells him their friendship is over.

Guest starring Frank Mills, Rita Davies and Ken Bradshaw
268 14 "To Have and to Hold" Dominic Lees Sam Wheats 4 December 1999 (1999-12-04) 10.37

Fin and Mel collect an elderly woman who has had a fall at home; she has broken her hip but also has hypothermia from the heating failing. The woman's well-off son comes round and argues with his father - father believes son is ashamed of them since they live in a council house, son is angry that father is too proud to accept help and the neighbours think he has abandoned them. Father agrees to spend Christmas with his family. A young boy whose mother recently left his father for another woman is brought in with abdominal pains. The father, Jonathan, arrives and Holly learns the boy damaged his testicle while playing football with his mother's girlfriend and was too embarrassed to say anything. It becomes clear he is aware of his mother's relationship and likes the girlfriend; they all resolve to make the best of it. A teenage girl, Emma, comes home to find her best friend Beccy in bed with her father. The two girls get into a fight and fall down some stairs. Beccy breaks her neck and is discovered to be pregnant. The father assumes she will have an abortion so the girls order him out of the hospital and decide to get a place together. Max realises Tina supported Chloe during her abortion and gives up on trying to get her and Sean back together.

Guest starring Kathleen Byron, Brian Murphy and Fiona Bell
269 15 "Free Fall" Michael Owen Morris Andrew Rattenbury 11 December 1999 (1999-12-11) 10.83

New registrar Patrick Spiller drives into work and causes a man to fall off his bike, injuring his ankle, only to drive on. Sean stops to help the man but when he tackles Patrick about it at work Patrick denies it. The man later suffers a cardiac arrest and Patrick resuscitates him, suggesting he was lucky to have the accident. Patrick runs into Holly and it is revealed they know each other from college, although Holly tries to pretend they are strangers. An elderly man with an aortic aneurysm is brought in: He has refused surgery and only wants to write a letter to his son James. His daughter Tania turns up but he claims he doesn't have a daughter. He dies in theatre and when Duffy tells Tania about the letter she explains she was James: Her father never accepted her as transgender, blaming himself for making "him" keep house after his mother died. A woman running a radio helpline receives a call from a depressed man who says his wife is never there for him and he's considered committing suicide. The producer cuts him off and the DJ collapses with a panic attack. At hospital, it turns out the caller was her husband using another name and they agree to try and be there for each other. Duffy smooths things over with Charlie and Max but they have a harder time making peace with each other. Max, Sean, Tina and Penny head off for the parachute jump but Sean gets his hand shut in a van door so Max has to partner Tina on the first jump. After landing, they kiss.

Guest starring Grant Masters, Ingrid Lacey, Caroline Chikezie, Brian Miller and Tenniel Evans

Patrick Spiller is introduced
270 16 "Just a Kiss" Alan Wareing Graham Mitchell 18 December 1999 (1999-12-18) 11.23

A drunken homeless man, Spencer, is busking in reception. Sean and Barney try to get rid of him but he falls over the Christmas tree and injures his arm. A woman deliberately drives her car off a cliff, ending up halfway down the embankment. A jogger sees her and calls for help but injures his leg trying to reach her. Fin and Mel take him to hospital while Josh and Penny call for Max and Tina to join them at the scene to help the driver. She asks Tina to call her son and turns out to have taken an overdose of anti-depressants. Her son initially wants nothing to do with her - she walked out on him when he was three and only got back in touch recently - but eventually convinces her to have treatment. Patrick gives Holly a public dressing down for removing the jogger's collar without an x-ray; she admits to Sean that she dated him when she was a medical student and he was an SHO. The groom turns up late to a wedding, claiming his car broke down. At the wedding reception, several guests go down with food poisoning. The groom (apparently correctly) suspects his ex, who helped make the wedding cake, deliberately introduced germs to it. She reveals to his new wife that he came round hers the previous night admitting to second thoughts but the newlyweds are soon reconciled. Sean tries to get Tina to spend Christmas with him, provoking a jealous reaction from Max.

Guest starring Barbara Ewing, Alan Westaway and Sally Knyvette

Spencer is introduced as guest
271 17 "Peace on Earth" Gill Wilkinson Tony McHale 26 December 1999 (1999-12-26) 9.16

Tina sees a young man, Noel, fall off a wall while walking into work and stays with him until the ambulance arrives. He turns out to have a fractured spine, meaning he will miss a business trip to New York with his girlfriend Ruth, and is taken up to Darwin. Holly is marking her birthday on Christmas Day. Max has been roped in to playing Santa on the children's ward with Adam and Chloe as elves. An older woman with motor neuron disease is brought in with pneumonia; her husband has been looking after her alone. She has asked him to help her die if it gets too bad but he is unable to go through with it and Holly arranges for them to spend Christmas alone. Barney has to deal with seven dwarves from a pantomime who are all showing signs of poisoning. Charlie works out it is arsenic; one of them brought a plant into their dressing room to cover up a hole he had drilled to spy on the actress playing Snow White, and used rat poison as fertiliser. Josh and Penny find a man holed up in a bunker, scared there will be a disaster at the Millennium. Josh coaxes him out by convincing him it is January and Patrick and Barney go along with the reception. Max and Tina get trapped in a lift and have sex. A drug addict, Steve, turns up at his brother Martin's house needing money. Martin has nothing but lets him stay there while his family are at church. Steve ransacks the place and causes a gas leak, which a neighbour later ignites by lighting a cigarette. The neighbour is killed and Martin's two sons are injured. Steve is later brought in after being found beaten and dumped in a car boot. Amy arranges for the family to stay at a motel and the staff have a whip round for them.

Guest starring Damien Goodwin, George Waring, Steve Toussaint and Martina Laird
272 18 "The Morning After" Tim Leandro Christopher Reason 1 January 2000 (2000-01-01) 11.96
273 19 "Untouchable" Alan Wareing Katharine Way 9 January 2000 (2000-01-09) 10.96
274 20 "Fall Out" Ged Maguire Ben Cooper 15 January 2000 (2000-01-15) 12.14
275 21 "Full On" Ashley Pearce Jeff Povey 22 January 2000 (2000-01-22) 9.45
276 22 "Mirror Image" Robert Del Maestro Sam Wheats 29 January 2000 (2000-01-29) 11.99
277 23 "Burned Out Hearts" Tim Leandro Susan Boyd 5 February 2000 (2000-02-05) 11.74
278 24 "Tough Love" Dominic Lees Simon Moss 12 February 2000 (2000-02-12) 12.34
279 25 "Not Waving But Drowning" Ashley Pearce Andrew Rattenbury 19 February 2000 (2000-02-19) 11.36
280 26 "Seize the Night" Gary Love Simon Mirren 26 February 2000 (2000-02-26) 11.76
281 27 "Life Support" Julie Edwards Barnaby Marshall 4 March 2000 (2000-03-04) 11.56
282 28 "Blood Brothers" Tim Leandro Graham Mitchell 11 March 2000 (2000-03-11) 11.44
283 29 "Being There - Part One" Robert Del Maestro (UK) and
Ashley Pearce (Australia)
Katharine Way 18 March 2000 (2000-03-18) 11.17
284 30 "Being There - Part Two" Robert Del Maestro (UK) and
Ashley Pearce (Australia)
Katharine Way 25 March 2000 (2000-03-25) 11.72
Sean Maddox and Tina Seabrook depart



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