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!)

Wednesday, 28 June 2017


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Ayesha gets frustrated when she isn't allowed to leave work to see her mother, while Ruhma worries about Shak. Heston isn't allowed to see Ruhma before they get married, and Rob asks new recruit PC Watson to check up on a protest.

But, much more interestingly than the official BBC blurb above, this episode actually contains some real actual medicine as once experienced by me.

The Epley Manoeuvre was performed on me by a doctor at the Princess Royal Hospital, and instantly cured me of my benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. If none of that makes sense, you'll just have to watch it to find out what I'm going on about.

Tomorrow, Thursday 30th June, 13:45 on BBC1, and on iPlayer thereafter.