Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The Face in the Mirror

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A reluctant Zara gets caught up in an unusual love triangle. Jimmi is shocked to find Chris in prison, while Karen has a challenging session with Anna.

Yep, it's another episode from the word-processor of yours truly.  I think I might even go so far as to recommend this one.  Lots of juicy on-going serial to confuse those of you who don't watch regularly, and a silly story of the day.  Great guest actors, and really good performances from all the regulars.

Thursday, 13:45, BBC1, and for a week thereafter on iPlayer.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Fairy Gold

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I've been shunted.

Doctors on Friday was cancelled so we could all watch Team GB lose the Curling final.

So Friday's episode will now be on Monday at the usual time.  And my episode will be immediately afterwards.  So that's the later time of 14:15.
Emma has to look after two women who wake up in the police cells after a heavy night of drinking during a hen do - but what really happened between them?
It is the day of Joe's christening, can Daniel and Zara go through with it? Meanwhile, Jimmi sees Hermione for a make-or-break discussion on their relationship.

Enjoy the double bill.

Thursday, 7 November 2013


Here's another Doctors ep for you...

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Mandy tries to make peace between a mother-daughter combo who are both on the verge of becoming single parents. Jack cannot stay away from Karen in the hospital and gets drawn into conversation with her. Unable to reveal his true identity to her, he is left to discover new things about this strange woman who looks like his mother but isn't.

Monday 11 November, BBC1, 13:45 and on iPlayer for a week thereafter.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Me. Talking.

Rather surprisingly, I find myself on the event schedule for the London Screenwriters' Festival.  Apparently, I am going to enlighten a rapt audience with my thoughts on the process of writing an episode of Doctors.  The wonderful Jamie Hewitt will be there too, explaining his role as script editor for the particular episode we'll be discussing.

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Interestingly, it's an episode I forgot to post about here because I was on holiday when it was broadcast.  It was called Under Observation, and it was broadcast back in August.  It's the one where Jas finally decides to report Al for stalking her.  A slightly unusual episode, because there is no "story of the day" - it's all serial.  There's a 2-minute clip on the BBC website, if you're interested, here.

If you've signed up for the Festival, then do come along.  Somewhere in your delegate pack you'll find links to a copy of the commissioning paperwork, my screenplay and the final episode, as broadcast.  It's called "Script to Screen" and I guess that's what we'll be discussing.  If you haven't signed up for the Festival already, then it's probably too late - I think they've sold out.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Freya's Friends

I now have definitive proof that climate change is causing freak weather patterns.  It's mid-July in the Midlands, and Letherbridge is covered in snow.  Mind you, it clears up during the day and all that snow just melts away.  Until it comes back again later in the afternoon.  Very strange.
That's all on Tuesday next.  18 July BBC1 13:45.
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On the anniversary of Freya's death, Kevin and Mandy try to do something to honour her memory. Liam is introduced to a legal street drug by his dealer housemate, which inspires him to launch an amateur drug trial.

Quack, quack, quack...