When will Doctors be back on BBC1? Find out when the soap will return

Doctors fans want to know when it's back!

Doctors has been on a break over Christmas and the BBC is still to officially confirm when the hugely popular soap will return.

However, we can speculate that the soap is likley to be back in February. We will update this article when the BBC has officially confirmed a return date. Our Doctors spoilers page will also be updated with news about the new upcoming episodes.

Doctors fans have in recent times seen their favourite show off air a lot compared to normal.

Every summer Doctors takes a break, however the summer of 2020 wasn’t a normal summer of course.

The show ended up returning a lot later than normal due to filming stopping because of the pandemic. It ended up finally coming back in November 2020. And, instead of the normal five episodes a week, only four episodes went out.

The last episode of Doctors, called Merry Frightmas, aired on December 17th (it is still available to watch on iPlayer). It saw  Al Haskey (played by Ian Midlane) organises a visit to a “haunted house”, set-up as an entertainment attraction by Al’s friend, Jonathan Bateson (played by ex-Hollyoaks star, Danny Mac).

So when will Doctors be back on BBC1 and at what times?

Doctors is likely to be back in February, however, as stated above this is still to be confirmed. And it will surely continue in its normal lunchtime slot.

Did Doctors do a special lockdown episode last year?

Yes, they certainly did!

Doctors, Sarah Moyle

Doctors star Sarah Moyle, who plays receptionist Valerie, sets up a camera at home ready to film her scenes for the recent special remote episode

The special extended lockdown episode was the final episode of the show before its extended summer break. And it explored what the surgery staff had been up to during life under lockdown.

The one-off episode was filmed remotely by the Doctors cast.

Doctors will be back on BBC1 soon (see our TV Guide for full listings).

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