List of Doctors characters (2007–2008)

Vivien March, portrayed by Anita Carey, first appeared on 17 May 2007 and made her final appearance on 20 March 2009. A former matron until her mother falls ill, Vivien looks after her until her death and then becomes a Mill receptionist. When Vivien wants to start driving again because she is fed up with using buses, she persuades Jimmi Clay (Adrian Lewis Morgan) to help her choose a car at an auction. Vivien gets several people from the surgery to teach how her to drive, but they all get fed up with her, so she turns to Jimmi again, who helps her to pass. Vivien's house is broken into by two young men, one of whom, Ryan Parker (Richard Clarke), rapes her. Vivien reveals to Jimmi that she has been raped and asks him not to tell anyone as she is ashamed. Jimmi offers to let her stay at his house, but she turns him down. Jimmi suggests that he could tell his girlfriend, DI Eva Moore (Angela Lonsdale) about what has happened, but Vivien is adamant she does not want the police involved. Vivien later discovers another victim of the pair, which prompts her to become a witness for the prosecution in their trial. However, after feeling the pressure of being a witness in court, she feels that she cannot cope with the line of questioning and refuses to continue. Vivien's final regular appearance aired on 20 March 2009, when she decides she wants to be with her ex-boyfriend in Bermuda. She is seen a week later on a DVD message to George (Stirling Gallacher) and Ronnie Woodson (Seán Gleeson), saying that she is enjoying Bermuda and passes her best wishes to them both.

After the storyline which saw Vivien being raped, Carey received the award for Best Female Dramatic Performance at the 2009 British Soap Awards. The storyline won Best Storyline, as well as the episode in which she confessed the rape to Jimmi winning Best Episode. In 2018, the storyline was once again recognised at the British Soap Awards, being nominated for Greatest Moment. Provided by Wikipedia
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