Monday 16 January 2023

Catching up...

Oh dear. I've been quite remiss. It seems that three of my Doctors episodes were broadcast without the benefit of a post on this here blog. Let me put that right...

Tradimus Lampada

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Bear discovers a shocking secret, while Emma is stunned to find out who her new neighbours are. Bothered by a secret, Maeve struggles with her house calls all day.

Broadcast on 26 September, but still available on iPlayer.

Pumpkin Soup

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On Halloween, Sid volunteers at a homeless shelter and finds two men from very different backgrounds who have a surprising connection.

Broadcast on 31 October, of course.

Third Thursday of the Month

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Emma struggles to deal with Cassidy's blackmail, and Scarlett worries about Valerie. Ruhma helps three people grieving for their children who died in a bus accident, but she soon discovers all is not what it seems.

Broadcast, despite its title (and slightly annoyingly), on the second Thursday of the month, 8 December.

Wednesday 13 July 2022

A Story With Your Breakfast


My novelist alter ego, Paul C. Mercer, is publishing a standalone chapter from his/our/my work-in-progress over the course of seven days next week.

We'd love it if you signed up to his Readers' Club to get all seven instalments delivered each morning in time for breakfast. You can sign up for free here... Summer Reading 

Or you can read each instalment as it comes out on the website at...

Pass the marmalade, would you?


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Karen spends time with Valerie to help get her through the evening, while Jimmi and Maeve encounter problems with the fuse box at Sutton Vale. And Emma goes on a flight of fancy when examining two men, but gets it all wrong.

Oops. I forgot to mention this one, which went out back in May. But it's still available on iPlayer, and will be so for about a year.

Wednesday 13 April 2022

A New Direction...

For a while now, I've been dallying with the idea of writing something other than screenplays. 

In particular, I've been playing with the idea of a novel. I've got started, and I've created a platform to go with it, and a new name (for a new side to my writing).

I'll still be screenwriting, of course. But now my alter ego, Paul C. Mercer, will be working away alongside me on his first novel which, when finished in several years' time, might look something like this...

In the meantime, if you enjoy books and reading, you might like to follow my journey towards publication. I've set up a website with all the details, and you can sign up for regular newsletters and even get a free copy of one of the opening chapters.

It's all here, at Paul and I would love to have you visit.

Thursday 3 March 2022

Double Your Usual Dose

Doctors is getting an extra broadcast in the evenings from Monday 7 March 2022. 

As well as the usual 13:45 transmission on BBC1, each episode will now be repeated on BBC2 at 19:00. Everyone at Letherbridge Central is very excited by the prospect. In fact, I'm astonished it's not got more coverage in the Press - maybe there's other stuff going on at the moment.

My latest episode isn't quite the first to be broadcast in this prestigious primetime slot, but it's not far off. Keep an eye out for...

There For You

Thursday 10 March 2022. BBC1 @ 13:45 and BBC2 @ 19:00. And on iPlayer for about a year thereafter.

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Emma wants to have a quiet birthday, but The Mill gang have other ideas - ideas that could end in disaster. Luca is urgently called to Winnie's bedside.