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 2, Episode 1 - Foreign Bodies

Dr Prem Sharma and his wife Kamini nervously await the arrival of his dreaded mother-in-law, Pushpa.

Further details

Dr Prem Sharma and his wife Kamini nervously await the arrival of his dreaded mother-in-law, Pushpa. With India gripped by the chaos of a smallpox epidemic, Pushpa is taking the opportunity for a long-overdue inspection of her daughter's new life - and the son-in-law of whom she doesn't approve. Meanwhile, evangelist preacher Reverend Todd is struggling to control his pretty teenage daughter Verity, who is home from boarding school for the summer. He is preparing a slide presentation of his missionary work in Africa, and hopes to win a few new souls for his congregation. Prem's young receptionist Gina is desperate that the new reverend baptise her baby but, because the child was born out of wedlock, Todd refuses. Local copper Emlyn visits the doctor suffering from depression - or is it just boredom? Prem suggests Emlyn find some diversions from his routine, with awkward consequences.

Broadcast details

Monday 27th February 2012
45 minutes


    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
    Dafydd Hywel Ceri Joseff
    Alun Ap Brinley PC Emlyn Dawkins
    Naomi Everson Gina Nicolli
    Mark Heap Herbert Todd
    Naomi Battrick Verity Todd
    Indira Joshi Pushpa Bakshi
    Rhys Ap William Dafydd Lewis
    Sara Lloyd Mary Lewis
    Guest cast
    Carwyn Jones Miner (Uncredited)
    Kyle Rees Miner (Uncredited)
    Lee Mengo Miner (Uncredited)
    Ben Evans Miner (Uncredited)
    James Morgan Harri (Uncredited)
    Writing team
    Nicholas Martin Writer
    Production team
    Venita Gribble Production Designer
    William Oswald Editor
    Gwennan Sage Director
    Eryl Huw Phillips Producer
    Tom Ware Executive Producer
    Deep Sehgal Executive Producer
    Gerard Melling Executive Producer
    Barnaby Taylor Composer

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