BBC One Daytime drama, Doctors, returns to filming today, with production having been on pause since March due to lockdown; other than a special episode in early June, entirely self-shot by the cast at home on their mobile phones.

Executive Producer, Mike Hobson said, “It’s been a long process of preparing the set, the crew and actors, to make sure we are working in the safest environment possible. We have been chomping at the bit to get back filming, especially as the audience loved our special Zoom episode.

“We are looking forward to picking up where we left off, and continuing to create great storylines full of humour, while raising awareness of serious issues, and of course, creating a bit of drama!”

The Doctors’ production team at BBC Studios have developed comprehensive production protocols with social distancing adhered to in accordance with current government guidelines.

Doctors follows Eastenders and  Holby City as the third of BBC One’s continuing dramas for the BBC to go back into production. It will be back on screen later this year.

Jon Creamer