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 1, Episode 4 - The Van

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

Broadcast details

Thursday 18th November 2010
45 minutes

Full synopsis

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...


  1. Friday 31st December 2010 at 16.45 on BBC2
  2. Thursday 27th October 2011 at 14.15
  3. Thursday 14th June 2012 at 17.45 on BBC HD
  4. Sunday 14th December 2014 at 19.00 on Drama
  5. Tuesday 12th January 2016 at 09.00 on Drama
  6. Tuesday 12th January 2016 at 16.00 on Drama
  7. Tuesday 2nd February 2016 at 09.00 on Drama
  8. Tuesday 2nd February 2016 at 16.00 on Drama
  9. Wednesday 3rd February 2016 at 02.40 on Drama
  10. Friday 1st April 2016 at 15.40 on BBC2
  11. Friday 5th August 2016 at 01.40 on Drama
  12. Monday 22nd August 2016 at 07.00 on Drama
  13. Friday 26th 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
Clare Hingott Beryl
Gareth Jewell Rhys Stephens
Anwen Carlisle Cate
Writing team
Bill Armstrong Writer
Production team
Tim Whitby Director
Tom Ware Exec Producer
Deep Sehgal Exec Producer

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