The Good Karma Hospital

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The Good Karma Hospital
Series title over an Indian landscape
Genre Drama
Created by Dan Sefton
Starring
Composer(s) Ben Foster
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 12
Production
Executive producer(s) Frith Tiplady
Iona Vrolyk
Will Gould
Producer(s) Stephen Smallwood
Cinematography Michael Snyman
Running time 60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) Tiger Aspect Productions
Distributor Endemol
Release
Original network ITV
Picture format 16:9 1080i
Audio format Stereo
Original release 5 February 2017 (2017-02-05) – present

The Good Karma Hospital is a medical drama series produced by Tiger Aspect Productions for ITV about a disillusioned doctor, Ruby Walker, who heads for South India hoping to make a fresh start. Stars Amanda Redman, Amrita Acharia, James Floyd, and Neil Morrissey.[1] The series is shot in Unawatuna in southern Sri Lanka, Thiranagama Golden Beach Restaurant and some other places in Galle District.

The Good Karma Hospital was recommissioned for a second series. Filming for the second series started in August 2017 and it is being broadcast from 18 March 2018.[2][3][4]

Season 3 has been confirmed and will return in 2019[5].

Plot[edit]

A medical drama about a junior doctor, Ruby Walker, who becomes disillusioned with her life and broken relationship, and decides to leave the UK. Seeing an advertisement for a hospital job in south India, she travels there hoping to make a fresh start and finds herself working at The Good Karma Hospital, an under-resourced and overworked cottage hospital run by an eccentric English expat, Dr. Lydia Fonseca.

Cast and characters[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally airedAve. UK viewers
(millions)
First airedLast aired
165 February 2017 (2017-02-05)12 March 2017 (2017-03-12)7.39
2618 March 2018 (2018-03-18)22 April 2018 (2018-04-22)6.28

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions)
11"Episode 1"Bill EaglesDan Sefton5 February 2017 (2017-02-05)8.13
22"Episode 2"Bill EaglesDan Sefton12 February 2017 (2017-02-12)8.02
33"Episode 3"[6]Bill EaglesNancy Harris19 February 2017 (2017-02-19)7.08
44"Episode 4"[7]Bill EaglesVinay Patel26 February 2017 (2017-02-26)7.30
55"Episode 5"[8]Jon WrightDan Sefton5 March 2017 (2017-03-05)7.07
66"Episode 6"[9]Jon WrightDan Sefton12 March 2017 (2017-03-12)6.71

Series 2 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions)
71"Episode 1"Alex WincklerDan Sefton18 March 2018 (2018-03-18)6.90
82"Episode 2"Alex WincklerBen Edwards25 March 2018 (2018-03-25)6.58
93"Episode 3"Alex WincklerNicola Wilson1 April 2018 (2018-04-01)6.05
104"Episode 4"Lisa ClarkeGabbie Asher & Dan Sefton8 April 2018 (2018-04-08)6.05
115"Episode 5"[10]Lisa ClarkeBen Edwards15 April 2018 (2018-04-15)6.05
126"Episode 6"[11]Lisa ClarkeDan Sefton22 April 2018 (2018-04-22)6.06

DVD release[edit]

The UK's itv channel currently distributes DVDs amazon.co.uk. Series 1 is available, with series 2 being released on 23 April 2018.

Title Number of discs Year Number of episodes Release date
(UK only)
Series 1 2 2017 6 20 March 2017
Series 2 2 2018 6 23 April 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ITV Media - The Good Karma Hospital". ITV Media. Archived from the original on 8 February 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Louise McCreesh (13 March 2017). "ITV's The Good Karma Hospital is coming back for a second series". Digital Spy. Retrieved 24 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "ITV orders a second series of The Good Karma Hospital" (Press release). ITV. 12 March 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2017. 
  4. ^ Ben Dowell (12 March 2017). "The Good Karma Hospital is coming back for a second series on ITV". Radio Times. Retrieved 24 December 2017. 
  5. ^ http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-05-04/the-good-karma-hospital-series-3-itv/ Radiotimes, "The Good Karma Hospital series three confirmed"
  6. ^ "Series 1 – Episode 3". Radio Times. Retrieved 24 December 2017. 
  7. ^ "Series 1 – Episode 4". Radio Times. 14 February 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2017. 
  8. ^ Jane Rackham. "The Good Karma Hospital". Retrieved 24 December 2017. 
  9. ^ Jane Rackham. "The Good Karma Hospital". Retrieved 24 December 2017. 
  10. ^ "Series 2 − Episode 5". Radio Times. Retrieved 8 April 2018. 
  11. ^ "Series 2 − Episode 6". Radio Times. Retrieved 15 April 2018. 

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