SoapWorld takes a look at the latest goings on in EastEnders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Doctors this Thursday.

SoapWeek: EastEnders

Looking for a distraction, Whitney tells Johnny she’s going shopping. Woody goes after her after realising that she’s left her purse behind and is shocked by what he witnesses at the shopping mall. 

A skint Denise realises she has no choice but to visit a food bank. Denise is shocked to see a familiar face, Cora, working at the facility when she arrives and flees in embarrassment. 

Elsewhere, Ian works hard to lose weight but will his efforts pay off? Jack blames Honey and Dot for his predicament after being bailed.

EastEnders, Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One. Repeated at 10pm on UKTV channel ‘W’.

It’s the first visit to Redwater tonight, the EastEnders’ spin-off starring the characters of Kat and Alfie Moon. The pair arrive in Redwater, where celebrations are in full flow for a lively annual fundraiser, that pitches them into the heart of the community.

Despite promising Alfie that she will keep a low profile Kat can’t rest, and is already on the hunt for her son. Alfie urges caution and not to get her hopes up. But this is Kat Slater, not known for caution, and the inhabitants tongues start wagging and conspiracy theories form, as they wonder if The Moons really are visiting just for a holiday…

As the celebrations spill into the local pub, Kat finds an ally in Lance. He’s been in Redwater forever, seems to know everyone and everything. Life and soul of the party she is in danger of exposing her identity and her secret. Distracted by her quest, Kat fails to notice that Alfie is hiding his failing health from her.

Redwater, Thursday at 8pm, after EastEnders, on BBC One.

SoapWeek: Emmerdale

Ross cottons on to Jacob’s fretting about the bullies and suggests the solution could be violence – giving the youngster food for thought. Dan is anxious about meeting the two boys at the cricket pavilion but when he arrives, he finds Josh lying motionless with a head wound. Dan calls 999 but then ends the call… someone’s watching in the shadows.

When Victoria is too busy to man the stall at Chrissie’s vegan market, Zak offers his assistance and throws some burgers on the barbie to boost profits. How will the vegans react if they realise they’ve scoffed real meat?  

Elsewhere, Jai’s left guilt-stricken and helpless; Debbie and Chrissie clash.

Emmerdale, Thursday at 7pm and 8pm on ITV, STV and UTV.

SoapWeek: Hollyoaks

The doctor confirms that Mac has had a mini stroke and warns him to change his lifestyle. The family is rushed out of the room when Mac has another attack. Marnie is stunned when Mac tells her openly about his affair with Lisa and that he was responsible for Nathan’s death. Marnie tells James that they need to end their plan, but will James agree? When Mac doesn’t apologise to James for abusing him as a child, James fools his dad into signing over power of attorney to him.

Leela and Zack do the walk of shame through the village after being exposed at the campaign launch. Louis implores Leela to finish with Zack, while Zack moves out over Simone’s attitude. However, he doesn’t get a warm welcome when he pitches up at Leela’s with his stuff.

Elsewhere, Prince irks Yasmine, so Yasmine lies to Peri she’s slept with Prince. Tom’s family are chuffed when he passes his driving test.

Hollyoaks, Thursday at 6.30pm on Channel 4 and a ‘first look’ at 7pm on E4.

Doctors Pick of the Plots logo

Mrs Tembe tells Zara that she has taken her advice, and made a booking at a clinic today, and arranged a same day test, and then she would like to put this sordid matter behind her. JJ arrives late; his jokey mood is curbed by Mrs Tembe’s disapproval. They discuss how many sexual partners JJ has had, and the atmosphere is tense and snappy.

Alexia, the doctor, asks Mrs Tembe some questions relating to her sexual history which, eventually, Mrs Tembe has enough of and draws a line under it. After she has given a blood test, so does JJ. After what seems like an eternal wait, Mrs Tembe is called in for the results. She is told she does not have HIV, after an initially stoic response she soon breaks down in relief. JJ is also given the all clear but is advised on lifestyle changes. Back at the Mill, Mrs Tembe misinterprets some jovial interaction between Daniel and Zara as being at her expense and has a go at Zara, leaving Daniel baffled.

Elsewhere, Jimmi and Megan come to realise that their differing branches of medicine are not mutually exclusive.

Doctors, Thursday at 1.45pm on BBC One.

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