Tuesday, 9 March 2021



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Daniel becomes increasingly embroiled in the university hunger strike, despite Zara warning him to stay away. When her mother starts treating her like a stranger, teenager Rosie realises she is locked out of a family secret.

Haven't seen this one yet, but it will be interesting to see how they've coped with having to shoot it under COVID restrictions. 13:45 on BBC1, tomorrow. 

Sunday, 6 December 2020

Movers and Shakers


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Al is left kicking himself when he accidentally buys an engagement ring for Lily. Bear is amped up for a networking afternoon at The Mill but learns an unexpected lesson.

So, yeah, it's been a while. Lockdown, virus, blah, blah, blah. Doctors has been off air for longer than usual this Summer, and stopped production until they could work out how to do it safely. Back now, but only four days a week. 

Anyway, so here's one I wrote a long time ago, and then re-wrote so they could shoot it without coming within two metres of each other (any evidence to the contrary on screen is clever editing, or the use of stunt doubles who are already in bubbles with the other actors - ie Ian's girlfriend). 

Welcome back!

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Unclaimed Baggage

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Ayesha gets involved in trying to trace the relatives of a woman who the authorities are unable to identify.

I'm really looking forward to this one. With the usual Summer break coming up, this is my last episode until September. 

More importantly, this is a story I first pitched to Doctors almost ten years ago. It didn't fit at the time, and then it got largely forgotten, but I never abandoned it.

Obviously, it was never originally pitched for Ayesha (it was a Jimmi story ten years' ago), but an opportunity came along for a special Ayesha episode, and this one seemed to fit the bill.

I haven't seen it yet. Can't wait.

Tomorrow, Wednesday 29 April. 13:45. BBC1, and iPlayer thereafter.

I hope it's worth the wait.

Monday, 6 April 2020

Idle Hands

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Izzie arrives ahead of schedule, putting Daniel’s plans in disarray. Zara goes to see Emma, Jasmine gets irritated at work, and Ruhma finds herself caught in the middle.

Today. Just over an hour from now, in fact. And not a coronavirus in sight.

13:45, Monday 6th April, BBC1, and iPlayer thereafter...

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

A Little Faith

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Daniel attends a restaurant run by prison inmates and has to help chaplain Cathy overcome her crisis of faith – in the prisoners.

Here's one to annoy the Doctors faithful; a "bottle" episode - only one Regular (Daniel), no serial, and no sign of The Mill. All I've seen is the trailer, but it looks promising. Today, Wednesday 5 February at 13:45 on BBC1 (and on the iPlayer for ages afterwards).