The Indian Doctor. Dr. Prem Sharma (Sanjeev Bhaskar)
The Indian Doctor

The Indian Doctor

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One / BBC One Wales
  • 2010 - 2013
  • 18 episodes (3 series)

Period comedy drama starring Sanjeev Bhaskar as an Indian doctor who finds work in a South Wales mining village in the 1960s. Stars Sanjeev Bhaskar, Matthew Aubrey, Sion Pritchard, Ceri Murphy, Ayesha Dharker and more.

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Series 1, Episode 4 - The Van

The new doctor, Prem Sharma, comes up with a cunning plan to diagnose the miners' health problems.

Further details

The Indian Doctor. Richard Sharpe (Mark Williams). Copyright: Rondo / Avatar

When a rather unusual van arrives in the village, the driver, a well-known rugby player, creates a real stir and it looks like the doctor's luck is changing for the better.

However, Richard Sharpe, the mine manager, is furious and does his best to turn the locals against the doctor and his X-ray van - although his wife, Sylvia Sharpe, is rather taken with the new driver.

Meanwhile, Gina gets some shocking news and the crucial green leather diary belonging to Dr Elwyn goes missing...

Broadcast details

Thursday 18th November 2010
45 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 31st December 2010 4:45pm BBC2
Thursday 27th October 2011 2:15pm BBC1
Thursday 14th June 2012 5:45pm BBC HD
Sunday 14th December 2014 7:00pm Drama
Tuesday 12th January 2016 9:00am Drama
Tuesday 12th January 2016 4:00pm Drama
Tuesday 2nd February 2016 9:00am Drama
Tuesday 2nd February 2016 4:00pm Drama
Wednesday 3rd February 2016 2:40am Drama
Friday 1st April 2016 3:40pm BBC2
Friday 5th August 2016 1:40am Drama
Monday 22nd August 2016 7:00am Drama
Friday 26th August 2016 2:20am Drama
Thursday 30th November 2017 3:00pm BBC2
Thursday 1st October 2020 1:45pm BBC1

Cast & crew

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
Clare Hingott Beryl
Gareth Jewell Rhys Stephens
Anwen Carlisle Cate
Writing team
Bill Armstrong Writer
Production team
Tim Whitby Director
Tom Ware Executive Producer
Deep Sehgal Executive Producer

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