Zara Carmichael (played by Elisabeth Dermot Walsh) has been put in a tricky situation by her visiting school friend, Davinia Hargrove (Clare Wille) on Doctors (1:45pm - see our TV Guide for listings).
Davinia has dropped the bombshell that she is cheating on her husband, Julian.
She wants Zara to LIE and pretend Davinia is staying with her in Letherbridge, while she carries on her secret affair!
Zara already loves Davinia's go-getter attitude.
So she has agreed to go along with the cover story.
However, Zara's partner, Daniel Granger (Matthew Chambers) is not quite as convinced when he finds out what's going on.
Daniel doesn't understand why Zara is getting so involved in Davinia's secrets and lies.
Zara plays down Daniel's fears and insists that there is nothing to worry about.
But Daniel remains uneasy about the situation and Davinia's continued presence...
Ruhma Carter (Bharti Patel) is impressed after her nephew, Hazeem Durrani (Ashraf Ejjbair) works his magic to heal a rift between receptionists Karen Hollins (Jan Pearson) and Valerie Pitman (Sarah Moyle).
But Hazeem remains unsure if he is the man for the job at The Mill.
Karen and Valerie joke that they are nominating Hazeem to dress-up as Santa at Christmas.
An awkward Hazeem tries to get the message across that he won't still be about at Christmas.
However, Ruhma has already warned Hazeem about being lazy and throwing in the towel too soon.
After successfully passing his training on the Reception desk, can hesitant Hazeem be convinced to stick around and become a permanent part of the The Mill family?
Sid Vere (Ashley Rice) speaks to a grandmother, Akhila Majeed (Josephine Lloyd-Welcome) who is worried about her teenage granddaughter, Neha Khashif (Anoushka Chadha) lack of appetite.
Neha keeps insisting she is not hungry.
She's much more interested in playing her computer games!
But Akhila's call with Sid is interrupted when Neha's friend, Rachel Robinson (Eliza Smith) bangs on the front door and makes a SHOCK accusation against Akhila...
Doctors continues every Monday to Thursday 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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