DVD Review: The Indian Doctor S1
The Indian Doctor is a delightful period drama from the BBC that comes with a good dose of humour. A small Welsh mining community is in need of a new Doctor, but they were not expecting to be given one of the first of a wave of Indian doctors being bought over by the National Health Service.
But it’s more than just straight up racism that Prem Sharma and his well to do wife have to deal with when they arrive in a small, remote village, rather than the nig lights of London that they were expecting. They have to deal with the mistrust that the new Doctors are lackys for the mine bosses and that they are not as good as the previous Doctor.
Prem does all he can to fit in and his wife does all she can to get them re-located to London. Rumours are rife and politics come into play. But in the end it comes down to Prem being one of those rare doctors who care too much for his patients.