Doctors spoilers: Sid Vere meets a very angry Santa!

Doctors, Sid Vere, Dennis Wallace
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When Sid treats an injured Santa who has been involved in a fight, he soon discovers the shock reason Santa went on the attack...

Dr Sid Vere stumbles upon a Christmas mystery when he discovers "Santa" has been involved in a punch-up!

Santa is really angry dad Dennis Wallace (played by ex-Corrie and Casualty star Charles Dale) who got into a fight and injured his wrist. But when Sid arrives on the scene to treat Dennis's injuries, he's in for a shock when he discovers the real reason he let his fists fly.

Dennis claims his son Sam has been raped and he knows the man who did it...

Can Sid find a way to help Dennis and Sam get justice?

Meanwhile at The Mill, Zara Carmichael is still down in the dumps over her husband Daniel Granger walking out on her and their son Joe just before Christmas. With Daniel still avoiding her over Zara's clash with his troublesome daughter Izzie Torres, Zara is starting to worry her marriage is in serious trouble.

But will Zara find someone unexpected to share her woes with at the surgery?

Also, midwife Ruhma Carter is on the receiving end of some stern words from patient Russell Wade after she offered to help him and his wife Laura pay for expensive IVF treatment. Russell makes it clear they are not charity cases and warns Ruhma to back-off!

Doctors, Mrs Tembe

Mrs Tembe has an emotional moment with vicar Gordon. (Picture: BBC)

Elsewhere, Mrs Tembe finds herself having a heart-to-heart with former flame, Reverend Gordon Clement.

She comes clean about her crisis of faith and is in for a surprise when Gordon reveals he too has been angry with God in the past.

Can Mrs Tembe find a way out of her Christmas blues with Gordon's guidance?

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.