Tuesday, 24 April 2018

A Friend in Need

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Ayesha gets entangled in a damaged relationship between two neighbours. Mrs Tembe sets a task to the staff, and Karen tries to get through to James.

This very afternoon.

On BBC1 at 13:45, and for a month thereafter on iPlayer.

My grandmother, Philly, had one of these community alarms, and they're great. Nothing like this ever happened to her, thankfully, but I think they're a great idea,and it was thinking of her that inspired the story. She'd have been 100 last month.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

All Over Again

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It's the day of the photos, and Ruhma isn't in the best of moods. Ayesha tries to deal with the past by visiting the police station - but will it help?

Tomorrow, Friday 2 March.  BBC1.  13:45.

I actually went up to Birmingham to watch this one being filmed. Had a great day, and don't know why I've never done it before. So, looking forward to seeing it on screen. 

Release date:

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The Song Without End

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Heston is a man on a mission, but finding Liam is no bed of roses. Elsewhere, love is definitely not in the air for Zara, but things are starting to blossom between Will and Ben. Sid meets a receptionist who claims she has a gift for matching strangers, but Sid is furious when she goes too far playing Cupid with his patients.

A Valentine's Day episode for you...   Tomorrow, obviously, 13:45, BBC1 (and on iPlayer thereafter).

With love

Monday, 15 January 2018


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Ruhma goes before Al and Emma to explain what happened with Besa, while Valerie tries to tell Zara about the benefits of healthy eating. Ayesha gets drawn into the middle of a family disagreement.

Tomorrow, Tuesday 16th January. And iPlayer thereafter. Looking forward to this one - a great cast, I think. Haven't seen it yet.

For completeness sake, I should mention that I forgot an episode! Way back when, there was one called Guardian Angel. But I forgot to put a post on here. It was a goodun, as well.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Those Who Wait

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Rob attempts to get away from it all, but someone is trying to track him down. Mrs Tembe's quiet working-from-home day is disrupted, but can she get rid of those interrupting it?

I completely forgot about this one. It just crept up on me, and, before I knew it, it had already been broadcast. Yesterday. Still available on iPlayer, of course.

But, there is one advantage to being late. As I'm telling you all about it after it's already been broadcast, I can provide with quotes from my legions of on-line fans (you mean you didn't know about the Doctors fan groups on Facebook, and elsewhere?)

So, here's a selection of views on yesterday's episode...
  • "Loved Mrs Tembe's afternoon off"
  • "Great episode today"
  • "Unusual episode, but fair enough"
  • "A load of rubbish"
  • "Awful"
  • "Dreadful episode"
  • "Not one of their best"
  • "Absolutely brilliant"
  • "Worst episode ever"
  • "I loved it"
  • "I wasn't overly impressed"
  • "Mrs Tembe at her funniest"
  • "She was suberb"
  • "Priceless"
  • "I haven't giggled at an episode so much in ages"
  • "One big hoot all the way"
  • "I really really loved this episode"
  • "So sweet and funny - well done"
  • "Utter utter DRIVEL"
  • "The poorest episode I had seen for many a year"
  • "I wonder what sort of happy water the writer was on today"
  • "A complete and utter joy from beginning to end" (thanks, David!)