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Doctors spoilers: WHO puts a smile on Valerie Pitman's face?

Doctors, Valerie Pitman, Rabbi David Klarfeld
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Surgery receptionist Valerie is all smiles in today's episode of Doctors. WHO is the mystery man responsible for such happiness?

Valerie Pitman (played by Sarah Moyle) was intrigued when she carried out a DNA test and discovered she is 16% Jewish on Doctors (1:45pm on BBC One, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).

So now the surgery receptionist is determined to explore her Jewish heritage. In today's episode of the BBC daytime drama, Valerie visits a synagogue and meets the rather charming (and a little bit weird!) Rabbi David Klarfeld (Simon Schatzberger).

Something tells us Valerie may be seeing some more of Rabbi David!

Doctors, Rabbi David Klarfeld, Valerie Pitman

Rabbi David appears delighted to meet Valerie on Doctors.

Meanwhile, Emma Reid (Dido Miles) and policeman Rob Hollins (Chris Walker) think they may have discovered a new suspect who could be responsible for framing their colleague Jimmi Clay (Adrian Lewis Morgan) for possession of illegal drugs and sending him to prison.

But the suspect happens to be Jimmi's own estranged dad, Alun Clay, who did once attack Jimmi on his doorstep...

Doctors, Emma Reid, Rob Hollins

Emma and Rob have an unexpected new suspect in Jimmi's case on Doctors.

While Emma and Rob pursue the new lead, poor Jimmi is being menaced behind bars by his new prison cellmate, Bowser (Nicholas Aaron)...

How much longer will Jimmi's prison ordeal continue?

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.