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Doctors spoilers: Will Sid Vere's SECRET be discovered?

Doctors, Sid Vere, Laurence Richards, Eileen Richards
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Sid still hasn't come clean and told Laurence they are brothers on Doctors. But is Laurence's adoptive mum Eileen about to find out the truth?

Sid Vere (played by Ashley Rice) still hasn't told Laurence Richards (Richard Beckett) that they are brothers on Doctors (1:45pm on BBC One, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).

Last year, Sid discovered that his long-lost brother Laurence, who has Down's syndrome, was abandoned by their parents Estelle and Tye as a baby.

Still posing as a "friend" until the time is right, Sid enjoys a day of go kart racing with Laurence.

However, when Laurence's adoptive mum, Eileen Richards (Rachel Atkins) arrives and snaps a photo of the "friends" together, she begins to recognise the resemblance between Sid and Laurence...

Is the secret OUT?

Doctors, Bear Sylvester, Karen Hollins, Al Haskey, Ayesha Lee

Will everyone find out the REAL reason Al got beaten-up on Doctors?

Meanwhile, Al Haskey (Ian Midlane) is in a bad way after being beaten-up outside The Burlow, after questioning dodgy nightclub owner, Harvey Marshall (Louis Dempsey).

Everyone at the surgery is shocked by the state of Al, who claims his injuries are due to falling over drunk!

But policeman Rob Hollins (Chris Walker) is suspicious.

Al eventually admits he thinks Harvey was somehow involved in framing Jimmi Clay (Adrian Lewis Morgan) for drugs possession and getting him sent to prison.

Rob is annoyed by Al's undercover investigation and warns him to beware of Harvey who is not a man to be messed with. But in his quest for the truth will Al heed Rob's warning?

Doctors, Sandra Hickey, April Langbury

Ex-Corrie and Brookside star Marji Campi guest stars in today's episode of Doctors

Elsewhere, surgery nurse Ayesha Lee (Laura Rollins) tries to help a COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) sufferer, Miriam Duggart (Jean Trend), who is caught in the crossfire between her housemate April Langbury (played by ex-Corrie and Brookside star Marji Campi) and Miriam's granddaughter Sandra Hickey (Annabel Baldwin).

April and Sandra both disagree over the best way to care for Miriam in her current condition.

Can Ayesha help offer a solution?

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.