Episode 1.1 - The Arrival

The sleepy Welsh mining village of Trefelin is in for a shock. When the local doctor dies, his replacement isn't quite what people expect - Prem Sharma is the Indian doctor.

In-Depth Episode Synopsis

Warning: the below synopsis may contain spoilers

The sleepy Welsh mining village of Trefelin is in for a shock. When the local doctor dies, his replacement isn't quite what people expect - Prem Sharma is the Indian doctor who arrives in the Valleys, in this period comedy drama set in 1963. And it's not just the locals who are shocked: Prem's regal wife Kamini isn't too happy with the situation either.

Life in the village is centred around the pit, and the Coal Board's local manager Richard Sharpe is keen to welcome the new arrivals - but he also has a few skeletons in his closet. Meanwhile, the doctor strikes up some new friendships and starts to settle into life in the Valleys, but it won't be plain sailing...

First Broadcast Details

Date:
Mon 15th November 2010
Time:
2:15pm
Channel:
BBC One
Length:
45 minutes

Main Repeats

  • Tue 28th Dec 2010 (5:00pm, BBC2)
  • Mon 24th Oct 2011 (2:15pm, BBC1)
  • Mon 11th Jun 2012 (5:45pm, BBC HD)
  • Sun 23rd Nov 2014 (7:00pm, UKTV Drama)

Episode 1.1 Cast & Crew

Regular Cast
Sanjeev Bhaskar ... Dr. Prem Sharma
Ayesha Dharker ... Kamini Sharma
Mali Harries ... Megan Evans
Ifan Huw Dafydd ... Owen Griffiths
Jacob Oakley ... Dan Griffiths
Erica Eirian ... Sian Davies
Naomi Everson ... Gina Nicolli
Mark Williams (I) ... Richard Sharpe
Beth Robert ... Sylvia Sharpe
Alexander Vlahos ... Tom Evans
Gareth Bale ... Alun
Lee Mengo ... Bryn
Guest Cast
Kyle Rees ... Trystan
Jams Thomas ... Burly Man
Clare Hingott ... Beryl
Owain Rhys Davies ... Aled
Writing Team
Bill Armstrong ... Writer
Production Team
Tim Whitby ... Director
Cliff Jones ... Producer
Tom Ware ... Exec Producer
Deep Sehgal ... Exec Producer
Gerard Melling ... Exec Producer
Venita Gribble ... Production Design
John Gillanders ... Editor

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