The Indian Doctor. Dr. Prem Sharma (Sanjeev Bhaskar). Copyright: Rondo / Avatar.

The Indian Doctor

BBC One and BBC One Wales comedy drama. 15 episodes (3 series), 2010 - 2013. Stars Sanjeev Bhaskar, Matthew Aubrey, Sion Pritchard, Ceri Murphy, Ayesha Dharker, Mali Harries, Ifan Huw Dafydd and others.

Series 1, Episode 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.

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The Indian Doctor. Image shows from L to R: Kamini Sharma (Ayesha Dharker), Dr. Prem Sharma (Sanjeev Bhaskar). Copyright: Rondo / Avatar.

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...

Broadcast details

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

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    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 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 Executive Producer
    Deep Sehgal Executive Producer
    Gerard Melling Executive Producer
    John Gillanders Editor
    Venita Gribble Production Designer

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