All five episodes from the third series of the BBC comedy drama starring Sanjeev Bhaskar as an Indian doctor who ends up in a sleepy Welsh mining village in the 1960s. In this series, Dr Prem Sharma (Bhaskar) fears for his job when brothers Basil and Robert Thomas (William Houston and Rhydian Jones) return to Trefelin from London. The brothers bring with them big ideas to regenerate the village which include plans to build a brand new health centre. Meanwhile, a landfall in the mine brings devastation to the people of Trefelin. The episodes are: ‘The Prodigals’ Return’, ‘The Gold Rush’, ‘Out of the Darkness’, ‘Trapped’ and ‘Into the Light’.
Inspired by real events The Indian Doctor is the award winning BBC One drama that is a warm and humorous ‘fish out of water’ story of a high flying doctor who moves to the UK with ambitions to work in a top London surgery only to find himself in a small Welsh village. It’s 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 highflying ‘prodigal sons’ Basil and Robert Thomas 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 Siân 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.