Former Coronation Street actors James Gaddas and Roy Hudd and Michael Jayston of Emmerdale fame are making return appearances in BBC One daytime series Doctors.

It’s a return visit for James Gaddas who appeared in several episodes as Jack Harcourt during 2008. While Roy Hudd has had two roles previously in the medical soap between 2006 and 2009.

This time Hudd, best known in recent years as Weatherfield undertaker Archie Shuttleworth in Coronation Street is to play not one, but two new characters, however one won’t require much acting work – he’s dead. Gaddas, who played Vinny Sorrell in the Manchester based soap, returns to Doctors in his previous role as Harcourt.

Michael Jayston best known as Donald De Souza in Emmerdale returns to The Mill medical centre in his second role as Bill Marston having first appeared in 2003.

Jayston’s episode is in the week starting 8th of August while Hudd and Gaddas return in episodes which air from the week starting August 15th 2011.

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