Doctors spoilers: Scarlett Kiernan and Brian visit a food bank

Doctors spoilers, Scarlett Kiernan, Brian Kiernan
Scarlett Kiernan and her dad Brian make their first visit to a food bank on today's episode of Doctors... (Image credit: BBC)

Times remain tough for Scarlett Kiernan (played by Kia Pegg) and her dad, Brian (guest star Simon Lowe) on Doctors (1:45pm - see our TV Guide for listings).

But Brian has an idea how they can get a helping hand on today's episode of the BBC daytime drama...

Scarlett is in for a surprise when Brian takes her to a local food bank.

They are greeted by volunteer, Carl Walker (Alexander Mushore), who takes a list of what they need, after seeing their referral letter.

Is there finally some hope on the horizon for Scarlett and Brian after all?

Doctors spoilers, Carl Walker

Scarlett and Brian seek help at a food bank on today's episode of Doctors. (Image credit: BBC)

Meanwhile, Karen Hollins (Jan Pearson) is still off work, recovering after her collapse from a heart attack at Christmas.

Karen is home alone while her policeman husband, Rob (Chris Walker), is busy in court.

She's in for a surprise when surgery boss, Zara Carmichael (Elisabeth Dermot Walsh), comes to visit and check-up on her.

Karen and Zara aren't normally besties while working together at The Mill.

So Karen is curious as to what Zara is really doing there...

Is there about to be an unexpected moment of genuine connection and understanding between the women?

Doctors spoilers, Zara Carmichael, Daniel Granger

Zara has some BIG news for partner Daniel on Doctors... (Image credit: BBC)

At The Mill, Emma Reid (Dido Miles) meets stressed-out mum, Alison Schofield (Anna Wilson-Hall).

Alison needs a referral letter from Emma so that she and her teenage daughter, Nora (Lucy Abigail Wareing), can receive help from the local food bank.

But things go from bad to worse for Alison, when she receives a call from a distraught Nora, who has been sent home early from school for shouting at a teacher.

Nora has discovered there's no food in the house.

Will Alison have to come clean about what's going on?

Doctors spoilers, Alison Schofield, Emma Reid

Emma supports a mum who has fallen on tough times on Doctors... (Image credit: BBC)

Doctors spoilers, Nora Schofield

Will Nora discover the truth about her family's situation on Doctors? (Image credit: BBC)

Doctors continues Monday to Thursday at 1:45pm on BBC One. 

All the latest episodes are also available to stream through BBC iPlayer

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.