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The Good Karma Hospital

Series 1-Episode 2

Series 1-Episode 2

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Week two of the terminally laid-back medical drama opens arrestingly enough: a nude, muscular man wades into the sea, later washing up unconscious on the beach. At the hospital that’s our base in tropical south India, he wakes and says he has no idea who he is.

That’s one of several stories that are resolved far too simply, with what dramatic momentum there is coming from naive doc Ruby (Amrita Acharia). She is tossed constantly from one case to another – under the mercurial tutelage of Dr Fonseca (Amanda Redman), who has an endless stock of weak epigrams in lieu of a character. Meanwhile, Ruby’s love-hate flirt with Dr Varma (James Floyd) intensifies when she finds out why he’s grumpy.

Summary

Ruby gets to grips with her challenging new routine working at the under-resourced and overworked hospital, but tension mounts when she begins to question Gabriel's professional conduct. The doctors have a troubling mystery on their hands when an unidentified man is discovered washed up on the beach, and also face a race against the clock to find a local snake catcher whose luck may have run out, leaving him in urgent need of treatment. Medical drama set in India, starring Amrita Acharia and Amanda Redman.

Cast & Crew

Dr Ruby Walker Amrita Acharia
Dr Lydia Fonseca Amanda Redman
Greg McConnell Neil Morrissey
Dr Gabriel Varma James Floyd
Dr Ram Nair Darshan Jariwalla
AJ Nair Sagar Radia
Mari Rodriguez Nimmi Harasgama
Maggie Smart Phyllis Logan
Paul Smart Philip Jackson
Pte Ben Silver Mish Boyko
Anton Kartik Christopher Simpson
Vikram Kartik Rakesh Srivastava
Insp Gomez Narinder Samra
Juan Gonzalo Raj Zutshi
Padma Kholi Mandip Gill
Father O'Shea John O'Mahony
Vijay Kholi Niklesh Samarasekara
Market boy Aldric Charles
Director Bill Eagles
Executive Producer Will Gould
Executive Producer Frith Tiplady
Executive Producer Iona Vrolyk
Producer Stephen Smallwood
Writer Dan Sefton
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