Scarlett Kiernan (played by Kia Pegg) is not happy that Sid Vere (Ashley Rice) has found out she has been working overtime at a second job on Doctors (1:45pm - see our TV Guide for listings).
Surgery receptionist Scarlett certainly doesn't want everyone else at The Mill to know about the financial hardship she and her dad, Brian (Simon Lowe), have been going through since he became unemployed last year.
On today's episode of the BBC daytime drama, Scarlett keeps her head down, organising things at the Campus Surgery.
But she desperately needs some sleep and powers through the day with energy drinks.
Unfortunately, it looks like stressed-out Scarlett has pushed herself too far.
She suddenly feels dizzy and collapses in front of her boss, Zara Carmichael (Elisabeth Dermot Walsh)...
Zara is alarmed to discover the truth from Sid about Scarlett working herself to exhaustion.
They quickly call Brian to the surgery, who feels a terrible sense of guilt that he hasn't been able to help out more trying to solve their money troubles.
Now that the truth is out, will Scarlett be forced to ease-up on her working hours?
Karen Hollins (Jan Pearson) is ready to return to work after recovering from a heart attack.
So she meets new receptionist, Kirsty Millar (Kiruna Stamell) for the first time.
Karen quickly discovers that Kirsty is not afraid to speak her mind, when she takes Al Haskey (Ian Midlane) to task for running over time with his patients.
Kirsty is still uncomfortable about the friendship forming between Al and her husband, Rich.
Karen has a few words of warning for Kirsty about Al...
Down at the Police Station, Rob Hollins (Chris Walker) gets involved after an arrest takes an alarming turn...
PC Tim Stringer (Brian Lonsdale) deals with a confrontational youth, Carl Horton (Cory McCLane), and pulls out his Police baton.
When a woman, Birdie Wilson (Sarah Quist), steps in to protect Carl from the copper, PC Stringer arrests them BOTH!
Both PC Stringer and Birdie have opposing views of the situation.
WHAT will Rob decide to do?
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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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