Tuesday, 21 May 2019


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A talented musician is panicked when she loses her prized instrument. 
Will Daniel open up at the forest bathing day? Ruhma and Valerie find an unusual way to help Alia with her revision.

Wednesday. 13:45. BBC1. Hopefully, this one will leave you with a Mozartian earworm for the rest of the day.

Monday, 1 April 2019


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It’s the day of the court hearing, but will it go the way Karen wants? Valerie has to confront an angry-looking patient. 

The conclusion to the big story...   Today at 13:45 on BBC1.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

The End of an Era

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Jimmi is mistaken for an estate agent while dealing with an unusual family set-up. The gang have an emotional gathering, and Joe causes more trouble for Daniel and Zara.

But, more importantly, it's Mrs Tembe's last day.

Lorna Laidlaw is moving on, and so must we.

I remember going to a script meeting shortly before her first screen appearance as Mrs Tembe, and being delighted to see her photo up on the wall - my daughter is a Lorna, and Tikkabilla was regular viewing for both the girls (and me).

Mrs Tembe was not entirely popular when she first arrived, and I had my own doubts about the character. But she's become a Letherbridge Legend, and she'll be missed. I feel honoured to have written her final episode.

13:45. BBC1. Today (13 Feb), and on iPlayer for ages if you miss it.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

And Then There Were Two

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Valerie has organised a Christmas party, but she cannot stop people from slowly dropping out. Mrs Tembe comes to a realisation and Ruhma has an unexpected visit.

Friday. 13:45. BBC1.

This one's the last episode before Christmas. Will there be a big cliff-hanger...?

More importantly (to me), this is my FIFTIETH episode of Doctors! Blimey! If you could get a box-set and watch them all back to back, it'd take you a whole day and night.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Crow Lane

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Well, here it is. The big one. The expensive one.

You'll believe a Jag can fly.

BBC1 at 13:45 on Friday 9 November.