Doctors spoilers: Penny Stevenson faces prejudice at work

How will new nurse Penny handle things when a patient's mother complains about Penny's disability?

It's Penny's first day at The Mill. But while the new nurse is a hit with the surgery staff she faces prejudice from a patient's mother...

Heather Peters comes to the medical practice with her disabled son Luke, who has hurt his foot playing wheelchair basketball. But Heather is shocked when she sees Penny has only one hand and complains to practice manager Mrs Tembe. Will Heather see Penny in a new light when the nurse makes a house call and helps Luke deal with some personal issues?

Elsewhere, Mrs Tembe is still out to stop Zara and Daniel from becoming the sole partners at the practice. And there could be hope when Emma takes an interest in replacing Jimmi as the third partner. What will Zara and Daniel have to say about that?

Catch Doctors from Monday 4th June at 1:45pm on BBC1.

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.