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Doctors spoilers: Ruhma Carter confronts Zara Carmichael...

Doctors, Ruhma Carter, Tanya Rees
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Ruhma is furious after the anonymous tip-off on Doctors and storms down to the Mill to confront snitch Zara! But has Ruhma got it all wrong?

Suspended midwife, Ruhma Carter (played by Bharti Patel) is facing further disciplinary action after THAT anonymous tip-off on Doctors (1:45pm on BBC One, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).

Ruhma is convinced it was no-nonsense Dr Zara Carmichael (Elisabeth Dermot Walsh) who reported her.

After all, Zara was the only other person who knew Ruhma was breaking the rules by secretly helping new mum, Tanya Rees while she was on suspension from her job at the Mill.

But when Ruhma storms down to the surgery to confront Zara about her betrayal, she is in for  surprise when Zara swears her innocence!

So if Zara wasn't the snitch, then who was?

Doctors, Valerie Pitman, Al Haskey, Aashiq Sawney

Valerie and Al get cooking on Doctors!

Meanwhile, Al Haskey (Ian Midlane) and Valerie Pitman (Sarah Moyle) attend their first Indian cooking class.

Valerie is rather enchanted by chef Aashiq Sawney (Raj Ghatak) but Al is less-than-impressed and seems to think he knows better.

When Al fails to listen to Aahiq's instructions, his curry is a flop!

The moody medic storms out of the class and later tells an embarassed Valerie that he wants a refund!

Doctors, Jimmi Clay, Harold "Aitch" Snetterton

Jimmi tries to help an ex-offender adjust to modern life on the outside on Doctors

Elsewhere, Jimmi Clay (Adrian Lewis Morgan) holds a counselling session for an ex-offender, Harold Snetterton (Nicholas Balls) who is struggling to adjust to life on the outside.

Harold created a 60s gangster boss persona, called Aitch to gain respect in prison.

Trouble is, he's still playing the part now with his wife and nephew joining in on the act.

Can Jimmi find a way to convince Harold to let Aitch go so he can become himself again?

Doctors continues every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 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.