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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.

Full synopsis

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

Repeats

  1. Tuesday 28th December 2010 at 5:00pm on BBC2
  2. Monday 24th October 2011 at 2:15pm on BBC1
  3. Monday 11th June 2012 at 5:45pm on BBC HD
  4. Sunday 23rd November 2014 at 7:00pm on Drama
  5. Thursday 7th January 2016 at 9:00am on Drama
  6. Thursday 7th January 2016 at 4:00pm on Drama
  7. Thursday 28th January 2016 at 9:00am on Drama
  8. Thursday 28th January 2016 at 4:00pm on Drama
  9. Tuesday 29th March 2016 at 3:40pm on BBC2
  10. Monday 1st August 2016 at 7:10am on Drama
  11. Tuesday 2nd August 2016 at 1:40am on Drama
  12. Wednesday 3rd August 2016 at 1:40am on Drama
  13. Tuesday 23rd August 2016 at 2:20am on Drama

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

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