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Longest-running TV medical drama

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  • Who: Casualty

  • What: Longest-running TV medical drama

  • Where: United Kingdom

Casualty (BBC, 1986–present) is the world’s most enduring primetime medical drama series.

Only the hospital-based soap opera General Hospital (ABC, 1963–present) – now the world’s longest-running daytime soap opera with the demise of As the World Turns (CBS, 1956–2010) – has been broadcast for a longer period.


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