Doctors spoilers: Ex-Coronation Street star Debra Stephenson in new murder-mystery

Doctors, Charlotte Hill
Programme Name: Doctors 2018/19 - TX: 25/02/2019 - Episode: Doctors 2018/19 - S20 - ep 71 (No. 71) - Picture Shows: Charlotte Hill (DEBRA STEPHENSON) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Screen grab (Image credit: BBC)

Debra Stephenson, who played Frankie Baldwin in Corrie, begins a guest run as a woman accused of murdering her husband. But is she innocent?

Rob Hollins has joined the new police Task Force and the team's first case is to re-investigate the murder of Grant Hill back in 2007. Grant's wife Charlotte (played by ex-Coronation Street star Debra Stephenson) was convicted of the crime. But was it really Charlotte whodunit?

When Charlotte is released from prison, having had her conviction overturned, she meets with Rob and his new boss DCI Joyce Ordega and asks them to help her find the person responsible for killing her husband. But the question is - does Rob truly believe Charlotte is innocent?

Elsewhere in Letherbridge, Al Haskey is discovering the downside of fame. His radio interview with shock jock 'Dr' Davey Scholes about his stand-off with a tourist bus driver has made him Public Enemy No.1 and now patients are refusing to see the medic.

The surgery's new Practice Manager, Becky Clarke, reckons Al should issue an apology but he refuses. But things go from bad to worse for Al when girlfriend Catrin Ballard deals a devastating blow to their relationship...

Ruhma Carter, Adam Higgins, Nat Higgins

Ruhma makes a surprise discovery about Nat and Adam's baby (Picture: BBC)

Meanwhile, at the hospital, midwife Ruhma Carter meets Nat Higgins and her anxious husband Adam who are about to welcome their first child.

But when Ruhma delivers the baby, she makes a discovery which shocks the family...

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.