The Good Karma Hospital

The Good Karma Hospital

Series 1 - Episode 5

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Review

Miracles. That’s what it’s all about this week. A young nun in a local convent (where Madhur Jaffrey is the mother superior) is convinced she’s had a visitation from God; a family’s prayers are answered – sort of – after the father has a minor stroke; and Maggie drags reluctant husband Paul on a pilgrimage in the hope a miracle might cure her tumour.

None of it is exactly subtle but this is still enjoyable, easy-on-the-eye drama. In any case there’s the irresistible prospect of crab racing (“Like the Grand National but sideways,” according to bar owner Greg), while romantics will enjoy the “moment” that passes between doctors Varma and Walker.

Summary

Lydia and Ruby visit a convent to make a seemingly miraculous diagnosis, but the treatment of a young nun and the senior doctor's interfering attitude creates tension between them, which finally erupts in a fierce confrontation. Maggie and Paul join a group of pilgrims on a trek through the jungle, hoping to find the answer to their prayers. Guest starring Madhur Jaffrey.

Cast & Crew

Dr Ruby Walker Amrita Acharia
Dr Lydia Fonseca Amanda Redman
Mother Carmen Madhur Jaffrey
Maggie Smart Phyllis Logan
Paul Smart Philip Jackson
Greg McConnell Neil Morrissey
Dr Gabriel Varma James Floyd
Dr Ram Nair Darshan Jariwalla
AJ Nair Sagar Radia
Mari Rodriguez Nimmi Harasgama
Sister Inez Kiran Sonia Sawar
Marcus Read Tom Canton
Mala Pradeep Achint Kaur
Josie Young Yasmin Paige
Hari Menon Riyaaz Makaney
Mrs Menon Sujaya Dasgupta
Roti seller Biman Kasun Wimalaratne
Painter NWKN Prabath Uday
Director Jon Wright
Executive Producer Will Gould
Executive Producer Frith Tiplady
Executive Producer Iona Vrolyk
Producer Stephen Smallwood
Writer Dan Sefton
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