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Hospital

  • 2016
  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary and factual
  • News and current affairs

Summary

Two patients await life-saving surgery, but there is only one bed remaining, and the staff must attempt to discharge patients before any new ones can be admitted for treatment.

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Episode 2: The Good Karma Hospital

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.

Review

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.

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Released on
2017-02-12
Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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Dr Ruby WalkerAmrita Acharia
Dr Lydia FonsecaAmanda Redman
Greg McConnellNeil Morrissey
Dr Gabriel VarmaJames Floyd
Dr Ram NairDarshan Jariwalla
AJ NairSagar Radia
Mari RodriguezNimmi Harasgama
Maggie SmartPhyllis Logan
Paul SmartPhilip Jackson
Pte Ben SilverMish Boyko
Anton KartikChristopher Simpson
Vikram KartikRakesh Srivastava
Insp GomezNarinder Samra
Juan GonzaloRaj Zutshi
Padma KholiMandip Gill
Father O'SheaJohn O'Mahony
Vijay KholiNiklesh Samarasekara
Market boyAldric Charles

Crew

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DirectorBill Eagles
Executive producerWill Gould
Executive producerFrith Tiplady
Executive producerIona Vrolyk
ProducerStephen Smallwood
WriterDan Sefton
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