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Doctors spoilers: Karen Hollins clashes with Bear Sylvester!

Doctors, Karen Hollins, Bear Sylvester
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Things get a bit tense between surgery receptionist Karen and business manager Bear during a late-night surgery on Doctors!

Karen Hollins (played by Jan Pearson), Emma Reid (Dido Miles) and Bear Sylvester (Dex Lee) take centre stage in today's episode of Doctors (1:45pm on BBC One, see our TV Guide for full listings), when they work together during a late-night shift at the surgery.

Teenager Minnah Ghazali (Nyla Levy) comes looking for help and reveals she's terrified of her strict-religious family finding out she is pregnant, since she is under-age and got pregnant after her first time having sex.

But it all kicks-off when Minnah's brother Akmal (Qasim Mahmood) tracks her down at the surgery. However, when Akmal voices his disapproval of his sister's behaviour, it turns out he is hiding a BIG secret of his own...

Meanwhile, watch out for ex-Hollyoaks star James Bradshaw (he played DS Geoff Thorpe who was murdered by his killer nephew, Ryan Knight) guest starring as Clive Keep, a fortysomething virgin.

Doctors, Clive Keep

Ex-Hollyoaks star James Bradshaw guest stars in today's episode of Doctors

Will Clive and Minnah, who both have regrets about their lives, leave the surgery in a happier state than when they first arrived?

Doctors continues weekdays at 1:45pm on BBC One

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.