Friday 25 March 2011, 10:17
A record number of you (well over 400) posted your appreciation on Sanjeev Bhaskar's post on this blog for our recent daytime drama The Indian Doctor, so I'm absolutely delighted to tell you first that I have just recommissioned it for a second series.
Bringing more drama to daytime is something I care passionately about.
Sanjeev Bhaskar, who played Prem Sharma in The Indian Doctor, replied to your comments on this blog, saying he was humbled and overwhelmed by your support, and I know he is delighted that the series is returning.
The Indian Doctor also impressed the critics, winning a coveted Royal Television Society award last week, which all the team are absolutely thrilled with.
There is a long way to go before The Indian Doctor hits your screens again - probably early next year - so we're still busy working out the new storylines.
However, many of the characters will be returning. You can catch a taste of the first series here:
In the meantime, we also have two new dramas starting on BBC One afternoons which you might be interested in catching.
Next Monday, 32 Brinkburn Street kicks off.
Moving between two very different eras, we've worked hard to bring something unique.
If you want to know more about Brinkburn Street, then take a look at the set designer Andrea Hughes' post, which is coming up on this blog on Monday.
Andrea gives a fascinating insight into how she researched and found inspiration for the 1931 set.
I think the series trailer here sets the scene perfectly:
Finally, from Monday, 4 April we have Justice, a new fast-paced contemporary drama set in Liverpool, starring Bob Pugh, Gary Mavers and Gillian Kearney (plus legendary boxer John Conteh - watch out for him).
Inspired by a real community justice centre in Liverpool, you can see a sneak preview on the BBC Press Office website.
I know many of you who commented on Sanjeev's post (julieapp #1, traceyanne #377, WiganBob #394 and maurobsop #416 to name a few) were disappointed that our dramas aren't shown in peak hours, so please don't forget to set your recorders, or catch it on iPlayer.
Also check your TV guides, as many of our dramas do get repeated later on - Land Girls is being repeated soon on BBC One - so keep a look out for that.
Liam Keelan is the controller of BBC Daytime.
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