British Comedy Guide

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

The Indian Doctor

BBC One 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 2, Episode 1 is repeated on Drama on Wednesday at 2:20am.

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.

Broadcast details

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

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...

Repeats

  1. Tuesday 28th December 2010 at 17.00 on BBC2
  2. Monday 24th October 2011 at 14.15
  3. Monday 11th June 2012 at 17.45 on BBC HD
  4. Sunday 23rd November 2014 at 19.00 on Drama
  5. Thursday 7th January 2016 at 09.00 on Drama
  6. Thursday 7th January 2016 at 16.00 on Drama
  7. Thursday 28th January 2016 at 09.00 on Drama
  8. Thursday 28th January 2016 at 16.00 on Drama
  9. Tuesday 29th March 2016 at 15.40 on BBC2
  10. Monday 1st August 2016 at 07.10 on Drama
  11. Tuesday 2nd August 2016 at 01.40 on Drama
  12. Wednesday 3rd August 2016 at 01.40 on Drama
  13. Tuesday 23rd August 2016 at 02.20 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 Design
John Gillanders Editor

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