STRANGE. This is the penultimate episode of the drama but surely it should end tonight? Ally/Cath has been caught, hasn’t she? A colleague knows she’s a fake, and this colleague is a doctor which means he’s sworn the Hippocratic Oath and knows all about ethics and his strict duty to ensure patients come to no harm. So case closed, right? He’ll tell the GMC and the story ends, right? Right?

With a sigh I confirm it’s not as easy as that. This drama has been implausible thus far so why should it change tack now?

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Ally/Cath also has to rush down to Sheffield when she gets a call saying her father is dying and, on her return, she makes a dodgy decision with a patient.

Perhaps she’s distracted by her family woes, or perhaps it’s because she’s not a bloody doctor, but she sends the patient home only for him to be rushed back into accident and emergency on the brink of death. Can she save him?


WHEN India was divided into two countries, India and Pakistan, many people found themselves on the wrong side of the new border.

A line had been drawn across the map, splitting the land into religious territories, and sheer luck determined which side you found yourself on.

One family, the Chadhas, who were Sikh, found themselves in the newly formed Muslim Pakistan and had to leave as religious tensions rose.

This film asks how true the old assumption is that Sikhs, Muslims and Hindus all lived in relative peace when they were under British rule. Some claim they were united under a common enemy – “everybody lived side by side like brother and sister” – but when the British withdrew there was nothing to bind them and they fell apart into religious hatred. And was there a specific British tactic of “divide and rule” in India?