Ali Bastian films Doctors

Date - 3 March, 2014, All News Television
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Ali is filming a guest lead this week as Kara Meridith in Doctors for BBC One.

Kara has been trying for a baby for six years and after five miscarriages, the doctors advised her not to try again.

Set in the fictional midlands town of Letherbridge, the series has been sunning for 13 years, picking up a variety of different nominations and awards.

Doctors films in Birmingham and follows the lives of the staff and patients at the busy Mill Health Centre and Campus Surgery. The format of each episode typically sees the doctors and nurses of the practice meeting their patients, both at the surgeries and on house calls, dealing with their medical complaints alongside other continuing story lines.

The series is produced by BBC Birmingham, with the first episode broadcast on 27th March 2000. It was created by Chris Murray, developed by Mal Young and originally produced by Carson Black.

Overview

Ali Bastian is probably best known for playing the role of Becca in the popular Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks for 6 years. She then joined the regular cast of The Bill for ITV1 playing PC Sally Armstrong.

She reached the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing in 2009 and to this day remains the only celebrity to have received a perfect score in both the American Smooth and the Viennese Waltz. She later danced her way into the West End leading the company of Burn The Floor at the Shaftesbury Theatre and the role of Roxy Hart in the UK Tour of Chicago. Other theatre credits include Odourless at the Soho Theatre and Verdict for Bill Kenwright Ltd.

Recent work includes Death in Paradise and Jonathan Creek both for BBC One.

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