It's an exciting day for Al when he heads to the comic shop to collect his new figurine. But disaster strikes when he steps into the path of a bus...
Al Haskey is super-excited as he prepares to head to the comic shop and collect the prized action figure he's been wanting for a long time. The medic can't wait to show his new girlfriend Catrin Ballard.
However, as Al leave the comic shop with his new purchase, disaster strikes when he accidentally steps into the path of a huge tourist bus...
There's a squeal of brakes and something gets hit. Are Al and his action figure both a goner?
Back at The Mill, new practice manager Becky Clarke is still trying to get in the good books of receptionists Karen Hollins and Valerie Pitman. But after Becky gives the pair some tips on improving their customer service and then later overhears the women poking fun at her, it seems she still has a long way to go.
Elsewhere, Sid Vere meets an anxiety ridden ventriloquist George Coombs, who could be on his way to his big break after finishing runner-up in a TV talent show.
However, while George is awkward and shy, his dummy Danny always speaks his mind with no filter. Can Sid find a way to help George find his own voice too?
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)
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