Doctors: S22E17 – Food for Thought
Tuesday 16 March 2021
BBC One: 13:45

  • Produced by Simon J Curtis
  • Written by David Lloyd
  • Directed by Piotr Szkopiak

Daniel tries his best to end the hunger strike once and for all as Anita wakes from her coma.
A young woman in Ruhma’s care is warned not to eat during labour but her overbearing father has other ideas.

Maisie is talking to Anita, who has been in a coma for a week. Anita’s mother Serena urges Maisie to reconsider the hunger strike and stop posting videos. Moments later, when Serena’s alone with her daughter, Anita wakes up.

Meanwhile at the Mill, Zara is increasingly annoyed by Luca and Emma’s blossoming friendship.


  • Bharti Patel as Ruhma Carter
  • Buckso Dhillon-Woolley as Serena Chandola
  • Dex Lee as Bear Sylvester
  • Dido Miles as Dr Emma Reid
  • Elisabeth Dermot Walsh as Dr Zara Carmichael
  • Hannah Khalique-Brown as Anita Chandola
  • Jason Thorpe as Matthew Portman
  • Matthew Chambers as Dr Daniel Granger
  • Ross McLaren as Luca McIntyre
  • Silvia Presente as Maisie Wilson
  • Tej Obano as Chris Robinson
  • Trevor Laird as Samual Asante
  • Yasmin Mwanza as Akua Asante