Doctors: S21E130 – King of the Road
Tuesday 26 May 2020
BBC One: 13:45
- Produced by Peter Leslie Wild
- Written by James Hey
- Directed by Jennie Paddon
Deborah drops a bombshell about Ruhma. An offer from Ayesha and Bear leaves Shak conflicted.
Emma treats an older driver who’s shaken by a near-miss with a cyclist.
Eddie despairs to see his wife, Jenny, so unhappy when her sister lies dying in a hospice many miles away. Desperately wanting to help in any way, Eddie would like to drive them both to see Jenny’s sister one last time but he’s been off the road since having a pacemaker installed six months ago. A quick visit to Emma confirms that he’s fit to drive again but she warns that it may take time to readjust – at his age, it’s not so easy to slip back into old habits after a big life change.
While Ruhma’s suspension continues, it’s the first day at the Mill for her temporary replacement, Deborah. Bear makes the introductions and the gang at the Mill are impressed by her sunny temperament and easy-going nature with the patients. After years of locum work, Deborah realises she could really fit in at the Mill – if only everyone would stop reminding her of the big shoes she has to fill.
Meanwhile, Ayesha is still smarting from Zara’s lack of faith in their BAME organ donor campaign but Bear’s subtle diplomacy manages to get the project back on track.
- Bharti Patel as Ruhma Carter
- Dex Lee as Bear Sylvester
- Dido Miles as Dr Emma Reid
- Edward Peel as Eddie Morgan
- Jamie-Rose Monk as Deborah Kovak
- Laura Rollins as Ayesha Lee
- Leila Mimmack as Tanya Rees
- Liz Crowther as Jenny Morgan
- Sunjay Midda as Shak Hanif