Valerie Pitman (played by Sarah Moyle) has befriended schoolgirl, Clara Robertson (guest star India-Lily Cooper) after all the drama surrounding Leona the Lion last week on Doctors (1:45pm - see our TV Guide for listings).
Clara came-up with the original design for Leona, the Leatherbridge Commonwealth mascot that Valerie is now playing.
Valerie has an idea to boost Clara's spirits by getting her the chance to meet one of her sporting heroes!
But it'll mean being a bit sneaky to gain access at the sportsground.
So Valerie calls on the help of surgery colleague, Emma Reid (Dido Miles).
Emma needs to distract the security guard, while Valerie and Clara sneak passed him and into the venue
Will Valerie's masterplan work?
Will Clara come face-to-face with a real-life sports star?
Back at The Mill, surgery bosses Daniel Granger (Matthew Chambers) and Zara Carmichael (Elisabeth Dermot Walsh) are feeling the heat over the hiring of racist nurse, Cathy Jenkins (Laura Bayston).
How can she still be working at the surgery after the way she behaved towards Bear Sylvester (Dex Lee) and his mum, Makeda, last year at St Phil's Hospital?
Daniel and Zara argue that the practice is still a nurse down, since Luca McIntyre quit to go travelling.
They needed someone urgently.
But now Cathy feels she is being bullied in the workplace.
As Daniel and Zara try to keep the peace between Cathy and other members of staff, will Cathy file an official complaint about her hostile working conditions?
Jimmi Clay (Adrian Lewis Morgan) is on shift as the Medical Examiner at the police station, when a homeless man is accused of a serious crime.
DS Mike Kinsella (Danny Szam) questions Charlie Walker (Simon Meacock, who has appeared on episodes of Outlander, A Touch Of Frost and Silent Witness), who can't remember why he has been brought to the police station.
Kinsella reckons Charlie is drunk, but Jimmi thinks otherwise.
The case takes a darker turn when Kinsella receives a phonecall bringing some SHOCK news...
Doctors continues every Monday to Thursday at 1:45pm on BBC One.
The episode is repeated at 7:00pm on BBC Two.
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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