Doctors: S22E40 – Who Decides
Tuesday 11 May 2021
BBC One: 13:45

  • Produced by Caroline Slater
  • Written by David Proud
  • Directed by Niall Fraser

Valerie helps Nathan when he struggles to go through with meeting his birth mother.

Ruhma is baffled by a young couple’s approach to choosing their baby’s defining characteristics.

Emma calls in a favour that Valerie owes her, to do a VPAS data audit.

Nathan calls Valerie – he is outside his birth mothers house, and can’t get out the car.

Gerard pops to the shops. Valerie, having a chance to put things right, says she’ll come over.

Charmaine (Tricia Adele-Turner) introduces her latest piece for her followers, outside the hospital. Joel (Aaron Sidwell) pushes it, but Charmaine wonders if they should concentrate on the pregnancy for a while. Ruhma says they can’t film in the scan room. Joel secretly leaves it on.


  • Aaron Sidwell as Joel Cooke
  • Bharti Patel as Ruhma Carter
  • Dido Miles as Dr Emma Reid
  • Gemma Page as Barbara Hughes
  • Ian Midlane as Dr Al Haskey
  • James Barriscale as Nathan Sallery
  • Michael Kirk as Gerard Hughes
  • Sarah Moyle as Valerie Pitman
  • Tricia Adele-Turner as Charmaine Cooke