The Prodigals Return

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The Indian Doctor, Series 3 Episode 1 of 5

Duration: 45 minutes

It is now 1966, three years after Prem and Kamini's arrival, and they have become very much a part of the Trefelin community. But their lives and those of everyone in the village are about to change when its high-flying 'prodigal sons' return to bring a first real taste of the swinging '60s.

A shiny American sports car zooms into the sleepy Valleys village of Trefelin, carrying with it Basil and Robert Thomas, sons of the old local mine owner. The high-achieving brothers are greeted with joy by everyone from Sian the shopkeeper to the miners in the pub. But for others, like the Indian doctor Prem Sharma, his wife Kamini and newlyweds Emlyn and Megan, the brothers' return spells confusion and frustration as their dreams are dashed and they face the prospect of becoming outcasts once again.

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Sun 2 Feb 2014 13:45 BBC One except Scotland, Scotland HD

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Sanjeev Bhaskar
Ayesha Dharker
Erica Eirian
Alun ap Brinley
Mali Harries
Ifan Huw Dafydd
Jacob Oakley
William Houston
Rhydian Jones
Dafydd Hywel
Mrs Wiliams
Eiry Thomas
Mrs Germin
Catrin Aaron
Matthew Aubrey
Sion Pritchard
Mrs Daniels
Christine Pritchard
Ceri Murphy
Lee Haven-Jones
Eryl Huw Phillips
Executive Producer
Tom Ware
Executive Producer
Deep Sehgal
Catrin Clarke


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