Sanjeev Bhaskar to star in BBC1 drama

BBC1 has lined up a new drama starring Sanjeev Bhaskar called The Indian Doctor.

The drama will be shown in the daytime and is being broadcast to mark the 50th anniversary of the start of the sixties.

It tells the story of Dr Prem Patel, one of the thousands of doctors who, encouraged by former minister of health, Enoch Powell, moved from the Indian subcontinent to the UK to begin new lives.

BBC controller of daytime Liam Keelan said: “The story of the doctors who came to the UK from the Indian subcontinent is one that hasn’t been widely told, so it’s really exciting to be able to commission The Indian Doctor, this new original drama, for BBC1. This commission builds on the number of dramas that BBC1 daytime has already commissioned and shown over the last 18 months – Land Girls, Missing, and Moving On – in addition to the continuing drama Doctors which this March celebrates its 10th anniversary.”

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