Set in a coastal town in tropical South India, ‘The Good Karma Hospital’ tells the story of junior doctor, Ruby Walker, who arrives in India looking for a job and a distraction from her heartbreak.
She anticipates the sunshine, the palm trees and picture-perfect beaches. She’s even prepared for the sacred cows, the tuk-tuks and the Delhi-belly that everyone warned her about. What she doesn’t expect are the realities of work, life and even love at an under-resourced and over-worked cottage hospital.
Run by a gloriously eccentric Englishwoman – Doctor Lydia Fonseca – The Good Karma Hospital is the beating heart of the local community. Held together by a hand-picked team of British and Indian medics, the Good Karma turns no-one away – locals, ex-pats and tourists are all welcomed through its doors.
Earache’s fabulous Phyllis Logan, best known for her role as Mrs Hughes in Downton Abbey, plays British tourist Maggie Smart. She has come to India for her daughter’s wedding and becomes unwell, so ends up in hospital and falls deeply in love with the community, the culture and the way of life…
See Phyllis – and a cameo from the brilliant Clive Russell – in ‘The Good Karma Hospital’ from Sunday 5 February at 9pm on ITV.