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The Arrival

The Indian Doctor, Series 1 Episode 1 of 5

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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45 minutes

Last on

Tue 29 Mar 2016 15:40


Role Contributor
Prem SharmaSanjeev Bhaskar
Kamini SharmaAyesha Dharker
Richard SharpeMark Williams
Sylvia SharpeBeth Robert
Megan EvansMali Harries
Tom EvansAlexander Vlahos
Owen GriffithsIfan Huw Dafydd
Dan GriffithsJacob Oakley
Gina NicolliNaomi Everson
Sian DaviesErica Eirian
DirectorTim Whitby
Executive ProducerTom Ware
Executive ProducerDeep Sehgal
WriterBill Armstrong

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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