Played by Robert Gwilym

05/09/1988 (S13 E1)

18/05/2002 (S16 E36)

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Max first appeared at the start of Series 13 and soon established a reputation for remaining calm in an emergency, for treating patients with consideration and for being fair and supportive to the staff working alongside him.

He was very authoritative and controlling in the department which was a huge contrast to his personal life, which was a complete mess.

Devoted doctor, who was sometimes too devoted. He let his work get in the way of the real problem in his life, his drug addict son, Frank. He never forgave himself for Frank’s death. When he married Amanda, he vowed to help her addicted son, Ben but he failed and she left him. Max left after he was used as a scapegoat by management.