Doctors spoilers: Business is booming for Valerie Pitman!

Doctors, Valerie Pitman, Emma Reid, Zara Carmichael

There's an unexpected bidding war for receptionist Valerie's paintings. Is the real artist Geoffrey the cat about to become Letherbridge's most famous!

Valerie Pitman is on a roll with her paintings and could soon strike it rich!

When receptionist Valerie brings in more of the artwork created by her cat Geoffrey, two patients start a bidding war for the same painting!

Tech guy Ferdy Pendleton returns to The Mill, curious about the paintings. And then when Emma Reid offers to buy one of them, Valerie is unsure whether she's prepared to part with the painting for such a low price!

With her business hat on, Valerie decides to set-up a website for Geoffrey's paintings - and there's another surprise to come when The Baywater Gallery gets in touch to offer Geoffrey his own exhibition.

But how does Geoffrey feel about stepping into the limelight?

Doctors, Squiz

Homeless man Squiz is hassled by teenage bullies (Picture: BBC)

Doctors, Lea Barratt

Lea fears the worst when her son Riley goes missing... (Picture: BBC)

Elsewhere in Letherbridge, policeman Rob Hollins investigates when a gang of teenage boys bully a homeless man, Squiz at the park.

But things take an unexpected turn when a frantic mum Lea Barratt contacts the police to report her 12-year-old son, Riley missing. He was last seen talking to Squiz in the park...

Doctors continues weekdays at 1:45pm on BBC One

Simon Timblick

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters. Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave? Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!

Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy. He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.

Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)

And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.