Episode 2.1 - Foreign Bodies

Dr Prem Sharma and his wife Kamini nervously await the arrival of his dreaded mother-in-law, Pushpa.

In-Depth Episode Synopsis

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Dr Prem Sharma and his wife Kamini nervously await the arrival of his dreaded mother-in-law, Pushpa. With India gripped by the chaos of a smallpox epidemic, Pushpa is taking the opportunity for a long-overdue inspection of her daughter's new life - and the son-in-law of whom she doesn't approve. Meanwhile, evangelist preacher Reverend Todd is struggling to control his pretty teenage daughter Verity, who is home from boarding school for the summer. He is preparing a slide presentation of his missionary work in Africa, and hopes to win a few new souls for his congregation. Prem's young receptionist Gina is desperate that the new reverend baptise her baby but, because the child was born out of wedlock, Todd refuses. Local copper Emlyn visits the doctor suffering from depression - or is it just boredom? Prem suggests Emlyn find some diversions from his routine, with awkward consequences.

First Broadcast Details

Mon 27th February 2012
45 minutes

Main Repeats

  • Sat 18th Aug 2012 (3:45pm, BBC1 Scot)
  • Sun 19th Aug 2012 (5:15pm, BBC1)
  • Sun 4th Jan 2015 (12:35am, UKTV Drama)
  • Sun 4th Jan 2015 (7:00pm, UKTV Drama)

Episode 2.1 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
Dafydd Hywel ... Ceri Joseff
Alun Ap Brinley ... PC Emlyn Dawkins
Naomi Everson ... Gina Nicolli
Mark Heap ... Herbert Todd
Naomi Battrick ... Verity Todd
Indira Joshi ... Pushpa Bakshi
Rhys Ap William ... Dafydd Lewis
Sara Lloyd ... Mary Lewis
Guest Cast
Carwyn Jones ... Miner (Uncredited)
Kyle Rees ... Miner (Uncredited)
Lee Mengo ... Miner (Uncredited)
Ben Evans ... Miner (Uncredited)
James Morgan ... Harri (Uncredited)
Writing Team
Nicholas Martin ... Writer
Production Team
Gwennan Sage ... Director
Eryl Huw Phillips ... Producer
Tom Ware ... Exec Producer
Deep Sehgal ... Exec Producer
Gerard Melling ... Exec Producer
Venita Gribble ... Production Design
Barnaby Taylor ... Composer
William Oswald ... Editor

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