The Arrival

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The Indian Doctor, Series 1 Episode 1 of 5

Duration: 45 minutes

The sleepy Welsh mining village of Trefelin is in for a shock. When the local doctor dies, his replacement isn't quite what people expect - Prem Sharma is the Indian doctor who arrives in the Valleys, in this period comedy drama set in 1963. And it's not just the locals who are shocked: Prem's regal wife Kamini isn't too happy with the situation either.

Life in the village is centred around the pit, and the Coal Board's local manager Richard Sharpe is keen to welcome the new arrivals - but he also has a few skeletons in his closet. Meanwhile, the doctor strikes up some new friendships and starts to settle into life in the Valleys, but it won't be plain sailing...

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Credits

Director
Tim Whitby
Executive Producer
Tom Ware
Executive Producer
Deep Sehgal
Writer
Bill Armstrong
Prem Sharma
Sanjeev Bhaskar
Kamini Sharma
Ayesha Dharker
Richard Sharpe
Mark Williams
Sylvia Sharpe
Beth Robert
Megan Evans
Mali Harries
Tom Evans
Alexander Vlahos
Owen Griffiths
Ifan Huw Dafydd
Dan Griffiths
Jacob Oakley
Gina Nicolli
Naomi Everson
Sian Davies
Erica Eirian

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Costume Designer Jilly Thornley on the Fashion in Trefelin...

Basil Thomas (William Houston)

'Designing costumes for The Indian Doctor has been one of my favourite experiences.'

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