The Indian Doctor

The Indian Doctor

Series 1

DVD - 2012
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lotuslori_8 Aug 14, 2020

A delightful series about a doctor from India and his wife trying to adjust to life in a small Welsh coal mining village.

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dsw3914
Sep 13, 2018

Decent enough but really not much more than a time-killer when you have nothing else to watch. Very shallow. Also, no subtitles so we really only got maybe 75% of what was said. That being said, we have series 2 on the way and will watch it but also notice it does not seem to have subtitles either. Bummer.

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MartyMiller
Jun 23, 2017

I loved season 1 and 2 of this quaint series, and am looking forward to seeing season 3 when it comes in. What a great premise, the immigrant doctor and his wife arrive in smalltown Wales to set up a surgery in 1964. Loved the accents, the acting, storyline, scenery and the quality of the video. Just outstanding in my opinion.

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ba_library
Nov 25, 2016

Great series. A doctor from India immigrates to Wales to take a position in a small Welsh coal mining town in 1963. The doctor's wife wants to move to London, but the Indian doctor is enjoying the Welsh town. It is a two sided story about culture clash. The Indian wife befriends a 12 year old boy and they get into some trouble together. The doctor has to hear about everyone's problems - physical, mental, and emotional. The previous doctor left some documentation about his concern for the health of the local miners who are dying of lung disease, but a local official is more concerned about the health of the town. Interesting series, only lasted 3 seasons.

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JaydDragon
Jul 18, 2016

Unfortunately series 1 disk 2 is damaged and won't read. But love the programme.

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ianduff
Feb 18, 2016

I would like to watch this show, but unfortunately the copy I checked out was damaged.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Feb 17, 2016

Dr. Sharma is the friendly and progressive doctor we would all like to have. In this series he has to fight prejudice, ignorance, and indifference to the danger of black-lung in a Welsh coaltown. Actually, his wife played by Ayesha Dharker really steals most of the scenes she's in. She's not convinced that Wales is really where they should be-- London is more her style. Looking forward to series 2

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kathy7777
Jan 18, 2016

What an absolutely enjoyable series!!!! I just love it :)

Monbal Sep 15, 2015

Absolutely charming, My late mother lived in a small village in South Wales and she had an Indian doctor, who was eventually accepted as one of the "boyos"!

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bugmansdaughter
Apr 27, 2015

Really enjoyed this drama; think it is very good for family viewing. Heart-warming stories and very good acting.

harrybrowne Mar 18, 2015

Funny, sad, and delightful entertainment about the early 1960s culture clash between the new Indian doctor and his wife in a small Welsh mining town. Beautiful scenery, great music (especially the 60s britpop music). A little too preachy and dogmatic but does not detract from the overall series. Looking forward to Series 2 & 3.

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tenet
Mar 05, 2015

Rated 10/10.

blue Jan 21, 2015

This series is fun. If you like Doc Martin you will like this.

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DENNIS THOMSEN
Oct 25, 2014

Jolly Good. Glad I found it.

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IV27HUjg
Sep 28, 2014

An excellent series I'm fortunate to have come across. Lovey Welsh scenery, well done & maybe a bit too kind to 1963 attitudes. The writers put a 'sugar coating' on reality of the times. Gentle, clever, funny. The Indian actors are lovely to watch. Ready for more.

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docjnsuss
Aug 19, 2014

The Indian Doctor, Series 1 is a delightful BBC series that follows the life of an Indian doctor and his wife who move to Wales in 1963. The couple arrive in Trefelin, a small Welsh coal mining town, to replace the NHS doctor who has passed away. The series has an interesting storyline and contains some excellent humor as well.

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liveandlearn50
Jun 29, 2014

An interesting clash of Indian and Welsh culture with many interesting characters.

Pegasusrider Feb 14, 2014

Please get the other Series of The Indian Doctor,an excellent show!!!

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tonglo
Nov 19, 2013

Very enjoyable story - looking forward to next series.

theorbys Oct 08, 2013

Sort of a Brit Northern Exposure where a Dr moves into a small town and culture shock ensues, although Dr Sharma is, characterwise, the opposite of Joel. While not quite as good as Northern X, there is something VERY appealing about this series.

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outside_of_a_dog
Aug 22, 2013

BEST British TV drama series in the 30+ years i've been watching.

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5pineapple
Aug 03, 2013

Please purchase the rest of the series. Thank-you

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Shahrazad17
Jun 16, 2013

I fervently hope the library will purchase the rest of this series... it's a keeper!!

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ilovewhippets
Jun 08, 2013

Really enjoyable, entertaining Movie Series. Well-written story and has a wonderful cast. Many immigrants would be able to relate, while the non-immigrants would be able to understand the new immigrants' perspective, also. Adjustments all around. This Movie has serious drama, and humorous moments of a good comedy. Very believable. I hope they are making more series. I am happy that this series had won awards. Well-deserved.

EuSei Jan 15, 2013

Nice series—especially because it did not fall into the pc racism talk. We are looking forward to the next season! (The Indians' accent is very cute; sounds very much like our Indian friends'!)


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