Series 13 - 170. What Lies Beneath

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

Akono Mezu (Emmanuel Idowu), the Nigerian medical student who’s staying with Mrs Tembe, certainly had an eyebrow-raising introduction to the staff at the Mill yesterday. So it’s a brave decision to let Jack give him
a taste of student life.

Unfortunately, the first person they meet is Jack’s uni friend Sarah (Kate Malyon). Although it’s only mid-morning she’s drunk and out of control. However, when a shell-shocked Akono finds out the reason for her behaviour, it makes him question his beliefs and even consider returning home. Meanwhile, Mrs Tembe takes Zara’s side as the baby scan row escalates.

About this programme

170/231. Akono eagerly awaits his first taste of student life, but a shocking revelation forces him to question his beliefs. Karen faces her fears in a hill-rolling challenge, and the stand-off between Zara and Daniel reaches new levels. Medical drama, starring Emmanuel Idowu and Jan Pearson.

Cast and crew


Dr Daniel Granger
Matthew Chambers
Dr Zara Carmichael
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh
Dr Elaine Cassidy
Janet Dibley
Julia Parsons
Diane Keen
Karen Hollins
Jan Pearson
Mrs Tembe
Lorna Laidlaw
Jack Hollins
Nicolas Woodman
Akono Mezu
Emmanuel Idowu
Sarah Trevllin
Kate Malyon
Professor Hansen
Anthony Taylor


Ella Kelly
Series Producer
Mike Hobson
Series Producer
Peter Eryl Lloyd
Jonathan Evans