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The Indian Doctor
Season 1
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. In this new series, the Sharmas struggle to cope with the culture shock of being educated foreigners in a small working class village, but the doctor’s 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 miners’ health. Meanwhile, growing friendships between the doctor and a local widow, and Kamini’s with a troubled young schoolboy, hint that the Sharmas each have a secret of their own.
Episodes
Ep 1
The Arrival
Watch May 12, 8:00pm
Ep 2
The Diary
Watch May 19, 8:00pm
Ep 3
Young Hearts
Watch May 26, 8:00pm
Ep 4
The Van
Watch June 2, 8:00pm
Ep 5
Heatwave
Watch June 9, 8:00pm
The Arrival
The residents of a Welsh mining village are surprised by their new doctor. (1 of 5)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Fri May 12, 8:00pm
Sat May 13, 12:00am
The Diary
Richard Sharpe's plan to pay a local street kid to steal the diary from the surgery backfires. (2 of 5)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Fri May 19, 8:00pm
Sat May 20, 12:00am
Young Hearts
The doctor's friendship with Megan deepens as they realize the diary holds vital clues. (3 of 5)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Fri May 26, 8:00pm
Sat May 27, 12:00am
The Van
Dr. Sharma comes up with a plan to diagnose the miners' health problems. (4 of 5)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Fri Jun 2, 8:00pm
Sat Jun 3, 12:00am
Heatwave
Dr. Sharma prepares to leave the village, while Megan pleads with him to stay and help. (5 of 5)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Fri Jun 9, 8:00pm
Sat Jun 10, 12:00am
Extras

How immigrants saved the UK healthcare system

While it’s always easy to complain about healthcare in one’s own country, it sometimes takes a look elsewhere to put things into perspective and be reminded of how bad things could get. Case in point, the nursing and doctors’ shortage faced by the United Kingdom in the 1950s and 1960s.

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