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Doctors spoilers: Mrs Tembe and Dr Emma Reid expose a secret about Mr Smail...

Doctors, Mr Smail
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Mrs Tembe and Dr Emma Reid team-up to dig for dirt on Mr Smail and stop him poaching staff from The Mill. But what will they discover?

With Dr Sid Vere and nurse Ayesha Lee still considering leaving The Mill to join the staff of rival surgery Sutton Vale, Mrs Tembe decides to join forces with Dr Emma Reid to see if they can find a way to stop Sutton Vale's unlikable Practice Manager, Mr Smail, in his tracks.

Having already had a nose around Mr Smail's office the other day, Mrs Tembe shares the suspicious financial information she found with Emma. With Mr Smail's reputation as a Practice Manager on the line, Mrs Tembe and Emma take their investigation further and approach Mr Smail's investor...

Meanwhile, it's an emotional day in the Carter household as midwife Ruhma Carter and her hubby Heston Carter prepare to bid Ruhma's son Shak Hanif farewell, as he heads off to university.

With all the horror of the hit-and-run drama behind them, Shak thanks stepdad Heston for trying to protect him throughout the police investigation into who was behind the attack on his sister Alia's hated ex-boyfriend Tariq Amiri.

Elsewhere, surgery receptionist Karen Hollins is still worried about her former foster son James Coulter. So Karen's policeman hubby Rob agrees to file a missing person's report.

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.