Doctors: S22E05 – Garden
Tuesday 23 February 2021
BBC One: 13:45

  • Produced by Caroline Slater
  • Written by Stephen McAteer
  • Directed by Merlyn Rice

Karen, Jimmi and Daniel finally get some answers as the truth over who really killed Tom and Ella’s mother comes to a shocking conclusion. But where will it leave Tom, Ella and Simon?

Karen drops Ella off to school, failing to get more information about her or Tom. Ella waits for Karen to leave and heads off, away from the school. Karen gets a call from the school to say Ella didn’t turn up and calls Rob, worried something’s happened to her. Rob advises her to check the tracking app they have for the kids and Karen is taken aback to discover Ella’s gone back to her home.

Karen informs Rob and heads to the house. Ella admits that Tom forbade her to talk about her mum but Ella needs to and leads Karen out to the garden where she searches desperately for something hidden.

Events unfold and reveal exactly what transpired and who is the killer. Is it Tom, Ella, Simon or was there another person involved when things turned nasty?….

Rob leaves Tom at the Mill for his session with Jimmi, worried for the boy. Jimmi is surprised when Tom seems to want to talk about the incident with Karen. Jimmi tries to get Tom to open up but feels he’s getting nowhere. When Tom suggests he’d do anything to protect Ella, Jimmi wonders how far Tom might take that. Jimmi brings up what happened to his mum, suggesting she was the victim and Tom, immediately angered, insists Lisa was to blame – she drank too much and got what she deserved. Jimmi’s thrown at Tom’s anger.

When Tom reveals his dad didn’t kill his mum, Jimmi’s stunned.


  • Adrian Lewis Morgan as Dr Jimmi Clay
  • Chris Walker as Rob Hollins
  • Jan Pearson as Karen Hollins
  • Laurence Saunders as Vincent Manning
  • Lily-Mae Evans as Ella Robson
  • Matthew Chambers as Dr Daniel Granger
  • Max True as Tom Robson
  • Tom Lister as Simon Robson