Doctors spoilers: What's wrong with Geoffrey the cat?

Doctors, Valerie Pitman, Geoffrey

Valerie is concerned when it looks like her pussy, Geoffrey, has lost his artistic mojo. Could this be the end of his 15 minutes of fame?

The staff and patients at The Mill were mighty impressed when receptionist Valerie Pitman began selling some masterpiece artwork... created by her pet cat Geoffrey!

However, after bidding wars for the paintings and an art gallery's offer of an exhibition, it looks like Valerie's luck may have run out when Geoffrey appears to have lost his artistic mojo!

Worried about her favourite feline, Valerie decides to secretly take Geoffrey to work at the surgery hidden in a catbox under her desk. But how will she explain away Geoffrey's cat noises to the patients and staff?

Meanwhile, Daniel Granger and Zara Carmichael are still worried how their young son Joe is dealing with their marriage break-up, especially after the boy's recent secret visit to compain about his parents to policeman Rob Hollins!

Something is clearly troubling Joe, but he won't talk to Zara. So she pushes Daniel to find out what's going on.

But they are both in for a surprise when Joe finally reveals his BIG secret!

Doctors, Emma Reid, Jim Matheson, Jane Matheson

Is Jim's wife Jane secretly selling his medication? (Picture: BBC)

Elsewhere, Emma Reid unexpectedly finds herself teaming up with temporary practice manager, Su Turtle, to investigate when a Motor Neurone Disease patient, Jim Matheson doesn't appear to be responding to his medication.

Su is suspicious that Jim's wife, Jane, may be secretly selling her husband's meds, since they are worth quite a bit of cash, and giving him a placebo instead of the real deal. So when Emma hears Jane mention financial trouble during their consultation, she starts to wonder if Su's is right.

With Su posing as a patient, she and Emma put a plan into action to find out what's going on!

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.