In special extended one-off episode of Doctors, catch up with the surgery staff as they deal with the first few weeks of lockdown.
In the final episode of Doctors (1:45pm on BBC One, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings) before the daytime drama takes its annual summer break, find out what the surgery staff have been up to during life under lockdown.
In this extended one-off episode, which was filmed remotely by the Doctors cast, we catch-up with the staff of the Mill at home during the first few weeks of lockdown.
How are they coping with the stresses of being frontline NHS keyworkers during the coronavirus crisis?
Whose spirits need a boost?
Meanwhile, there's a crisis to deal with close to home...
Aside the regular Doctors characters, this episode also includes guest appearances from Karen (Jan Pearson) and Rob Hollin's (Chris Walker) daughter, Imogen (played by Charlie Clemmow).
Plus, Caoimhe Farren as Dr Kira Hyde, a medic in need of some help and support.
Doctors will return to BBC One later this year
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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)
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