The Indian Doctor is a British period comedy-drama television series created by Deep Sehgal and Tom Ware, produced by Rondo Media and Avatar Productions and set in the summer of 1963, starring Sanjeev Bhaskar as an Indian doctor who finds work in a South Wales mining village in the 1960s.
The series premiered in the UK on BBC One on 15 November, 2010.
The Indian Doctor premiered in South Africa on DStv's BBC Entertainment channel on Friday 18 May 2012, at 16h30. New episodes broadcast in a double bill, weekly. There are five episodes in the first season.
Mark Williams and Ayesha Dharker star alongside Sanjeev Bhaskar in the Sixties drama The Indian Doctor. The drama, written by Bill Armstrong, tells the story of high flying Delhi graduate Dr Prem Sharma (Bhaskar) and his wife Kamini (Dharker), who change the lives of a South Wales mining community forever.
Prem and Kamini come to the UK as part of the "first wave" of doctors and their families from the Indian sub-continent wooed by Enoch Powell.
Much to Kamini's disappointment, instead of the promised high wages and glamorous lifestyle of London, they end up in a South Wales mining community.
There, they quickly become embroiled in the lives of the villagers, and find themselves becoming detectives to uncover a scandal affecting the health of the coal miners.
Mark Williams plays Richard Sharpe, the manager of the local colliery. Desperate for promotion and to get away from the village, he's modernised the way the mine works in an attempt to impress his bosses; but he's very anxious to find the previous doctor's diary which he knows contains a secret that could destroy him.
The remainder of the principal cast are Beth Robert, Ifan Huw Dafydd, Alexander Vlahos, Mali Harries, Naomi Everson, Jacob Oakley and Erica Eirian.
The Indian Doctor is made by Rondo Media and Avatar Films and the executive producers are Tom Ware for Rondo Media, Deep Sehgal for Avatar Films and Gerard Melling for the BBC.