Soap Week from ATV Today

This week’s highlights in Doctors, Hollyoaks, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and EastEnders. Including guest spots in Doctors for former Coronation Street and Brookside stars.


Two former big soap stars appear in Doctors today (Monday) as Coronation Street’s Shobna Gulati and Crossroads/Brookside’s Steven Pinder appear as Sujatha Shah and Nick Martin.

Heston is parking his car at Campus when he is approached by Sujatha who wants directions to the law block as she is giving a lecture to students there. Due to the distraction Heston ends up hitting someone on a mobility scooter.

Luckily it’s a minor accident but Nick agrees to come into the surgery so Heston can check him properly. Sujatha waits in case she can be of further assistance. Sujatha cancels her lecture while Heston examines Nick. Heston thinks he should go to hospital but Nick refuses saying his neck pain is an old car accident injury. He adds his disability benefits have been stopped and perks up when Heston points out this decision could be reversed via an appeal from Nick’s GP. However not everything is as it seems.

Also this week Karen is excited about seeing her therapist today and tries to talk to Al but he is preoccupied.

Doctors, BBC One, weekdays at 1.45pm


This week in Hollyoaks George and Phoebe wait anxiously for the result of Vincent’s asylum hearing. Will it be good news for the teens or will Vincent’s bid to protect George damage what future they may have had? Cindy goes into labour three months early and is heart-broken to hear that her new baby is ill. Elsewhere, Mercedes has to delve into her dark past to help out her friend.

Ruby can’t take anymore betrayal and exacts her revenge on Frankie, but it looks like this time she’s gone too far. Grace’s suspicions rise when Tegan asks Fraser to be Rose’s godfather.

It’s all going on this week as Sandy is desperate for Joe to return so he can help with Jason, while Sinead and Freddie are running out of excuses. Her worry increases when she gets Joe’s bank statement and his account hasn’t been touched. Fraser urges Freddie to close her down but it’s too late when Sandy calls the police. Lindsey wonders if the police would take them more seriously if they knew why Joe ran away – because she told him about Browning.

Hollyoaks, Channel 4, weekdays at 6.30pm

Coronation Street

This week Todd gives Marcus the willies when he flirts with the former love-interest of Sean who has turned the other cheek and has been dating Maria. Elsewhere Anna is adamant she doesn’t want to bother Roy but Fiz insists they must phone him and tell him that the cafe has suffered a mini flood following a burst pipe.

Dennis is jealous when when Eva suggests Gloria fancies Ritchie. When Gloria comments how she likes a man in leather, Dennis has an idea… Deirdre disapproves when Tracy invites Rob to join her and Amy for tea.

Simon’s upset to learn that Tina’s moving away and when Peter bumps into her, he begs her not to leave. Also this week Anna receives a Valentine’s card but Owen teases her saying it’s not from him. Suspecting it’s from Phelan, Anna’s wary when she and Owen meet Pat and Valerie for dinner. Todd interrupts Marcus and Maria’s meal and lies to them, telling them Liam had a bad dream.  Maria immediately rushes home leaving Todd with Marcus…

Coronation Street, ITV, STV and UTV, Mondays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm and Wednesdays at 7.30pm


Moira is set to back out of the business deal, unable to trust James after the previous night’s revelations. Alone in the meeting, a desperate James asks for ten more minutes, realising without Moira he’s in trouble. When Debbie comes to the cafe looking for her missing camera, Brenda tries to hide her guilt. An offended Ruby assumes Bob’s accusing her of taking it. Harriet encourages Bob to set up a secret camera if he wants to catch the thief.

Also this week Victoria tells a concerned Diane that Val and Pollard haven’t been talking. Furious with her sister, Diane’s frustrated when Victoria appears to defend Val. Bernice’s awkwardness over introducing Anton to Rodney soon changes into delight when they arrange a lunch date.

Gemma’s eager to get to school, Vanessa senses a boy is involved. Sean’s miffed when Gemma leaves for a date with Nathan. Cain manipulates James into agreeing to go to France on a business trip so he stays away from Chas.

Emmerdale, ITV, STV and UTV, Monday to Friday at 7pm and also Thursdays at 8pm


EastEnders Kat & Stacey 1

In this week’s episodes Kat is still in turmoil about what to do, but she won’t give up finding Stacey, Ian receives some worrying news about the restaurant, he’ll have to make some decisions on how far he wants to go to protect his business. With pressure building at work, Tamwar confides in his sister.

Later in the week Lucy is enlightened to a few home truths about Danny, and then decides that revenge is best served Beale style. A rattled Denise is confronted.

EastEnders, BBC One, Mondays and Fridays at 8pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm

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