Doctors: S22E50 – The Gift Horse’s Mouth
Thursday 27 May 2021
BBC One: 13:45

  • Producer – Caroline Slater
  • Executive producer – Mike Hobson
  • Writer – Philip Ralph
  • Director – Debbie Howard

Valerie’s team appreciation gift exchange leads to some big decisions.

Ruhma supports Sid on the day of Lewis’ wake.

Jimmi helps a struggling student to mend his relationship with his strictly vegan ex-girlfriend.

On his way to work, Jimmi bumps into Layla Roberts (Jasmine Armfield), a vegan activist who is collecting donations for Earth Warriors. Her ex-boyfriend Tom Ashwood (Loris Scarpa) tries to talk to her about their break-up, but Layla urges him to go see Jimmi as he looks unwell.

Valerie’s disappointed with the lack of team spirit in the staff, but is moved to tears when she opens her own present: a bucket list of things to do before dying. Inspired by the gift, and under the influence of quite a bit of alcohol, she calls Nathan

What does Valerie have planned?


  • Adrian Lewis Morgan as Dr Jimmi Clay
  • Ashley Rice as Dr Sid Vere
  • Bharti Patel as Ruhma Carter
  • Ian Midlane as Dr Al Haskey
  • James Barriscale as Nathan Sallery
  • Jan Pearson as Karen Hollins
  • Jasmine Armfield as Layla Roberts
  • Karlina Grace-Paseda as Cynthia Ainsley
  • Loris Scarpa as Tom Ashwood
  • Matthew Chambers as Dr Daniel Granger
  • Sarah Moyle as Valerie Pitman