Doctors spoilers: Karen Hollins gives evidence in court

Doctors, Anita Morris, Jadie Taylor-Wood, Beth Taylor-Wood

But will the surgery receptionist's speech be enough to help parents Beth and Jadie get back custody of their son, Mikey?

Karen Hollins and her husband Rob have been foster parents to six-year-old Mikey, since the boy was removed from the care of mums Jadie and Beth Taylor-Wood.

However, Karen's not convinced Jadie and Beth are to blame for accident-prone Mikey's previous injuries and is prepared to fight in favour of the couple. So it's the moment of truth as everyone gathers at the family court for the hearing which will determined Mikey's future.

Doctors Al Haskey and Emma Reid are called to give evidence in the case. And although Karen isn't initially allowed inside the court, she is eventually allowed to take to the stand and tell her side of the story and explain what Mikey's relationship with Beth and Jadie is like.

Doctors, Sophia Lilanga

Social worker Sophia gives evidence in the case (Picture: BBC)

Is it possible Social Services got it all wrong and Mikey isn't in any danger from his parents? Or will the judge turn Beth and Jadie's world upside down by permanently removing Mikey from their care?

Doctors, Valerie Pitman, Alex Hayman

Valerie tries to help angry Alex. (Picture: BBC)

Meanwhile, back at The Mill, receptionist Valerie Pitman meets angry young patient Alex Hayman, who demands to see a male doctor.

But when Valerie tells Alex no male doctors are available, he starts to get testy. Can Valerie get to the bottom of what's troubling Alex?

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.