The series follows the staff, patients and their families from an under-resourced community hospital in the fictional town of Barco, Kerala, south India. It is actually filmed in and around Unawatuna, Galle district, Sri Lanka by a joint British, South African and local Sri Lankan crew. The cast have been compared to a family with all the different personality types. The hospital building itself is like another character. In real life, it is a working teacher training college. Each episode depicts very human stories, with a disaster-of-the-week set up. Billed as a contemporary feel-good drama, shown on ITV on Sunday evenings in the UK. Created by Dan Sefton MD, loosely inspired by his experiences as a young doctor in Cape Town.
Trainee paediatrician, Dr Ruby Walker, is the audience entrance into this world. She is fed-up with her NHS job in Nottingham, England and with her broken relationship. She sees a magazine advert enticing medical staff to an Indian hospital. Wanting a new start, and perhaps to find her father, she takes the risk. Believing her new position to be in the modern Dhoni Clinic, she is shocked to discover that she must first complete a year at the rural Good Karma Hospital. Enriched by the people she meets, can she to rise to the challenges of the work and overcome her colleague's reservations?
So far (2020) there have been 3 series filmed and released, each of 6 episodes. Although series 4 is rumoured to be in the pipeline, there is no official confirmation as yet of further production. This page is in development.
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Main Cast[edit | edit source]
- Amanda Redman as Dr Lydia Fonseca
- Amrita Acharia as Dr Ruby Walker
- James (Krishna) Floyd as Dr Gabriel Varma
- Neil Morrissey as Greg McConnell
- Darshan Jariwala as Dr Ram Nair
- Sagar Radia as AJ Nair
- Nimmi Harasgama as Sister Mari Rodriguez