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Doctors is a British medical soap opera, set in the fictional West Midlands town of Letherbridge, the soap follows the lives of the staff of both an NHS doctor’s surgery and a university campus surgery, as well as the lives of their families and friends. Doctors was filmed at the Pebble Mill Studios until 2004; production then relocated to the BBC Drama Village. Episodes are filmed three months prior to transmission. The soap is broadcast at 1:45 pm on BBC One, and from March 2022, each day’s episode of Doctors began to receive a repeat on BBC Two at 7:00 pm.

Since its inception, Doctors has consistently won the share of viewers in its daytime time slot, and as of 2020, averages 1.6 million live viewers in its daytime broadcast. The programme has been nominated for and won numerous awards, and praised for tackling controversial issues and taboo issues in British culture and social life that are typically unseen on British television. 

Series 9. Episode 157 + 158

No Way Out

Two-part Christmas Special.

Hanging off the edge of a block of flats, Clive Minter has second thoughts about jumping to his death as Dr Joe Fenton tries to talk him round.

Trapped and surrounded by armed police, ex-convict Ben Donahue holds hostages at gunpoint, one of them shot and seriously wounded. Whilst his teenage son, Ciaran, is desperate to see his dad.