The BBC today announces that Joe McFadden will be joining BBC One’s popular medical drama Holby City as cast regular.

Joe McFadden as PC Joe Mason ©ITV

Joe will play the character of Raffaello (‘Raf’) di Lucca – a brilliant, highly driven registrar who specialises in cutting-edge resuscitation techniques that bring patients back from the brink of death. Prior to joining Holby City, Joe starred in Heartbeat, Cranford and The Crow Road.

Joe says: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the cast of such a successful show and becoming part of the staff at Holby City. I’m looking forward to scrubbing in and showing off Raf’s innovative lifesaving skills!”

Oliver Kent, Executive Producer of Holby City, says: “We have some great storylines coming up, and the arrival of Raf, Adele and Dominic will definitely shake things up at Holby City. These characters will be played by very talented actors and I know Holby fans – old and new – will warm to them instantly.”