Doctors spoilers: Ex-Corrie star Nick Cochrane guest stars

Doctors 2019/20 - S20 - ep 146
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Watch out for ex-Coronation Street star Nick Cochrane (aka Andy McDonald) in today's episode of Doctors as a debt-ridden dad.

Doctors (opens in new tab) is back after the daytime drama took a summer break. Watch out for a familiar face guest starring in today's episode. It's ex-Coronation Street (opens in new tab) star Nick Cochrane, who played Steve McDonald's twin brother Andy.

He guest stars as a debt-ridden dad, Dean Telford, who owes money to a local businessman Erik Forbes (Daniel Rabin) who runs a protection racket.

Dean has no choice but to use his pizza business to deal drugs to customers who ask for "extra toppings".

However, Dean faces a dilemma when his son Cameron (David Byrne) starts asking questions about his dad's dodgy sideline. Will Dean come clean?

Doctors, Zara Carmichael

While unpacking at her new home, Zara finds a photograph of her and hubby Daniel in happier times in Doctors. (Picture: BBC)

Elsewhere in Letherbridge, Zara Carmichael (Elisabeth Dermot Walsh) has moved into her new home, following the breakdown of her marriage to Daniel Granger (Matthew Chambers).

Zara knows it's time to move on from her old life. But she is still reeling from the discovery that Daniel has been secretly seeing surgery Practice Manager, Becky Clarke (Ali Bastian). Zara is putting on a brave face. But could she secretly be planning payback on the pair?

Doctors, Imogen Hollins

Imogen reveals to mum Karen that she and Sid have been hooking-up on Doctors! (Picture: BBC)

Meanwhile, Karen Hollins (Jan Pearson) is not impressed when she finds out her visiting daughter Imogen (Charlie Clemmow) has secretly been hooking-up with doctor Sid Vere (Ashley Rice).

Will Imogen be put off when Karen reveals all about Sid's one-night stand with Zara which led to her and Daniel's marriage break-up. Or will she tell her mum to mind her own business?

Doctors continues weekdays at 1:45pm on BBC One

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