The Indian Doctor's Sanjeev Bhaskar on Jamie and Louise

Fans of the BBC daytime drama The Indian Doctor will be pleased to see the programme returning for a second series on Monday.

Ahead of the start of the new series Sanjeev Bhaskar, who returns as Dr Prem Sharma, will be talking to Jamie and Louise on BBC Radio Wales on Monday morning about the Welsh-filmed drama.

Sanjeev Bhaskar in The Indian Doctor. Photo: Rondo Media/BBC

The first series, which was first broadcast in November 2010, proved popular with viewers, with a record number of people contributing comments on Sanjeev's blog post for the BBC TV blog.

The new series of The Indian Doctor continues the story of Dr Prem Sharma, the high-flying Delhi graduate who has come to Britain in the early 1960s as one of the first wave of Indian doctors invited by the health minister, Enoch Powell.

This time around Prem has to deal with three different complications; a new adversary in the form of evangelist preacher Herbert Todd (Mark Heap), an outbreak of smallpox that threatens to bring catastrophe to the village, plus the arrival of his dreaded mother-in-law Pushpa.

Sanjeev Bhaskar as Dr Prem Sharma, Ayesha Dharker as Kamini Sharma and Indira Joshi as Pushpa. Photo: Rondo Media/BBC

Actress Ayesha Dharker returns as Dr Sharma's wife Kamini, and Welsh actors starring in the drama include Mali Harries, Alun ap Brinley, Ifan Huw Dafydd and Naomi Everson.

Tune in to the Jamie and Louise show on BBC Radio Wales on Monday 27 February from 9am to hear what Sanjeev has to say about the new series. Watch The Indian Doctor on BBC One Wales on Monday at 2.15pm, or on the BBC iPlayer soon after transmission for the subsequent seven days.

Visit the BBC programme page for The Indian Doctor to find out more about the series.


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