Doctors spoilers: The Icon Bar officially re-opens for business!
It's time for Jimmi Clay and Al Haskey to officially re-open the Icon Bar on Doctors. Has all the toil and trouble been worth it?
It's the moment of truth in today's episode of Doctors (1:45pm on BBC One, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings) as new business partners Jimmi Clay (played by Adrian Lewis Morgan) and Al Haskey (Ian Midlane) prepare for the grand re-opening of the Icon Bar!
We've all been wondering what the medics are letting themselves in for, after they decided to team-up and race in to save the Icon Bar, after it was shutdown and plans announced to redevelop the site.
Luckily, Jimmi and Al have had loads of support from their workmates at The Mill and everyone comes along for the re-launch... including Zara Carmichael (Elisabeth Dermot Walsh) and her new fella Adam Regan (Edward MacLiam).
How will Daniel Granger (Matthew Chambers) cope with having to spend the evening in the company of his ex, Zara and her new man? And will everyone be gossiping about Daniel's break-up with now ex-employee Becky Clarke?
Meanwhile, it's a difficult day for midwife Ruhma Carter (Bharti Patel) on the anniversary of the car crash that killed her husband, Heston Carter.
To make matters worse, Ruhma is furious to discover Heston's memorial bench has disappeared from outside the surgery! Has it been stolen?
Ruhma is straight on the case with local policeman Rob Hollins (Chris Walker).
But when Rob suggests they post photos of the missing bench on social media and wait to see if anyone comes forward with information, an impatient Ruhma resolves to find the missing bench herself and return it to its rightful place!
Will Ruhma solve the mystery?
Elsewhere, Dr Sid Vere (Ashley Rice) tries to help a desperate dad, Lee Harwood (Matthew Mellalieu) who wants more access to his estranged son, and appears ready to break the law to make it happen...
Doctors continues weekdays at 1:45pm on BBC One
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