Prem Sharma, a highly educated Indian Doctor, and Kamini, his beautiful upper class wife, are attracted by the promise of opportunities in the new National Health Service and a glamorous lifestyle in London. They leave India in 1963 only to find themselves sent to a small practice in a Welsh coal mining village instead of the bright lights of the big city. The Sharmas struggle to cope with the culture shock of being educated foreigners in a small working class village, but the doctorGÇÖs gentle bedside manner and understanding of human nature helps win over the local people. To the dismay of his wife, Dr Sharma refuses her appeals to leave until he has exposed a cover-up at the coal mine detrimental to the minersGÇÖ health. Meanwhile, growing friendships between the doctor and a local widow, and KaminiGÇÖs with a troubled young schoolboy, hint that the Sharmas each have a secret of their own. Based on real events, this uplifting and charming series boasts a variety of lively characters, exceptional acting and outstanding BBC production values.
The Indian Doctor: The Complete First Series
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