Dr. Lydia Fonseca returns to our screens on Sunday in the all-new season of The Good Karma Hospital, with Neil Morrissey and Amrita Acharia returning for more medical drama.
Season four is set to open with a highly contagious and deadly virus spreading through a nearby rural village, with Lydia and Ram having to make a decision on how to contain this new disease.
With the hospital taking on a number of new recruits to this series, there’s a lot to learn about the cast of The Good Karma Hospital – so here’s everything you need to know.
Amanda Redman plays Dr. Lydia Fonseca
Who is Lydia Fonseca? Lydia is an English doctor who runs the under-resourced The Good Karma Hospital in India. She is currently in a relationship with Greg, with the couple living together in a new home.
Where have I seen Amanda Redman before? Amanda Redman is best known for starring in New Tricks, At Home with the Braithwaites, Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This, as well as her roles in Little Dorrit, Hope and Glory and Streets Apart.
Amrita Acharia plays Dr. Ruby Walker
Who is Ruby Walker? Ruby is a young doctor who leaves the UK to work in a hospital in South India. She frequently clashes with her boss, Dr. Lydia Fonseca, but has learned to adapt to life in India.
Where have I seen Amrita Acharia before? Amrita Acharia has previously starred in Game of Thrones as Irri as well as Red Dwarf, The Sister, Missing Link and Doctors.
Neil Morrissey plays Greg McConnell
Who is Greg McConnell? Greg McConnell is a bartender who becomes close to Lydia throughout the series. He has a daughter and a grandson from a previous relationship, and begins season four living with Lydia.
Where have I seen Neil Morrissey before? Morrissey has appeared in Men Behaving Badly, Waterloo Road, Line of Duty, The Long Call, The Syndicate, Unforgotten, Skins and Death in Paradise. He was the voice of Bob the Builder until 2012.
Darshan Jariwala plays Dr. Ram Nair
Who is Dr. Ram Nair? Ram is the official head of Good Karma Hospital and a decent, kind and responsible man. However, he begins to find Lydia repeatedly undermining his authority.
Where have I seen Darshan Jariwala before? Indian actor Darshan Jariwala has appeared in a number of Hindi titles as well as shows like Sense8, Viceroy’s House and Million Dollar Arm.
Nimmi Harasgama plays nurse Mari Rodriguez
Who is Nurse Mari Rodriguez? Mari is a dedicated professional who keeps the hospital running smoothly and is willing to risk her own life to try to save a patient.
Where have I seen Nimmi Harasgama before? Sri Lankan actress Nimmi Harasgama appeared in Mother Teresa, Requiem and Doctors in 1997.
Harki Bhambra plays Dr. Samir Hasan
Who is Doctor Samir Hasan? Dr. Samir Hasan is a new addition to the medical team at The Good Karma Hospital. He is an Asian Muslim British doctor and a high-flyer in the UK who begins to bond with Mari.
Where have I seen Harki Bhambra before? Harki Bhambra has appeared in Our Girl, Doctor Who, Endeavour, Coronation Street, Call the Midwife, Vera and Two Doors Down.
Rebecca Ablack plays Dr. Nikita ‘Niki’ Shara
Who is Dr Niki Shara? Niki is the daughter of a successful private surgeon who wants to get a dose of real life working in a community hospital. Elegant and very confident, Niki is focused on getting the result she wants but is reluctant to accept Ram’s help.
Where have I seen Rebecca Ablack before? Rebecca Ablack is best known for playing Padma in Ginny & Georgia and her roles in Kim’s Convenience, Let It Snow and Awake.
Raquel Cassidy plays Frankie Martin
Who is Frankie Martin? Frankie Martin is a single mother who travels to India with her son Bobby to watch the country’s birds. While she’s smart but overprotective of her neuro-diverse son and struggles to give him the independence he wants.
Where did I see Raquel Cassidy? Raquel Cassidy is best known for playing Phyllis Baxter in Downton Abbey, Miss Hardbroom in The Worst Witch and Susan in Teachers. She has also appeared in Official Secrets, Lead Balloon, Moving Wallpaper, Doctor Who, Uncle and W1A.
Connor Catchpole plays Bobby Martin
Who is Bobby? Bobby is a young wildlife lover. He goes on a trip to India with his mother Frankie to visit the birds and is determined to prove to her that he can live independently.
Where have I seen Connor Catchpole before? Connor Catchpole has appeared in An Education, Enola Holmes, Silent Witness and The Bill.
Ace Bhatti plays Dr. Jules Fonesca
Who is Doctor Jules Fonesca? Jules is a charming but manipulative doctor and Lydia’s ex-husband. They met at medical school in the UK, with Jules convincing Lydia to move with him to his home in Kermala. After he turned out to be a controlling womanizer, she filed for divorce but he refused to sign the papers.
Where have I seen Ace Bhatti before? Ace Bhatti is best known for appearing in Line of Duty, Cardiac Arrest, NCS: Manhunt, EastEnders, Bohemian Rhapsody, Three Girls, Alex Rider, Baptiste, and The Stranger.
Chetna Pandya plays Dr. Hira Grover
Who is Hira Grover? Hira Grover is a local politician who becomes Lydia’s powerful enemy.
Where have I seen Chetna Pandya before? Chetna Pandya has appeared in Line of Duty, Black Mirror, This Way Up, Feel Good, The Trouble with Maggie Cole, The A List and Motherland.