I’m not sure how I missed this series, but thanks to iflix (sort of a Malaysian version of Netflix), I’ve started watching it. I just love those Indian English TV shows and movies. This isn’t technically a full Indian English show though but the main stars are Sanjeev Bhaskar (of The Kumar’s) and Ayesha Dharker. (Fell in love with her acting in the movie Outsourced!).
Glad to see Ayesha back on screen. There are plenty of underrated actors out there and Ayesha is one of them. Here’s a short summary of the series:
When a sleepy 1960s Welsh mining town’s only doctor dies, the only replacement the union representative could find arrives, straight from India. To everyone’s surprise, he’s better educated and more cultured then anyone they know, yet friendly and eager to help. His wife however looks down on the ‘peasants’, compared to viceregal Delhi, and wants him to move to London.
The show had three seasons and ended in 2013.
Hope there will be more shows like this. The last series I watched that was so entertaining was Outsourced. It was a show based on the movie of the same name that starred Ayesha Dharker. Hopefully iflix will put more Indian English shows like this.