Good Karma Hospital location: Where is the ITV drama filmed?

Good Karma Hospital returns to ITV for a fourth series and brings welcome sunshine to the dark UK winter months.

The medical drama returns to our screens after a two-year absence and brings six new episodes, two new doctors, and plenty of patients to treat.

While there may be new storylines, you can count on plenty of idyllic beaches and sunny scenes as the cast and crew returned to their exotic location to film the fourth series last year.

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Amanda Redman recently revealed how much she and her castmates miss their families while filming the series, as the location of The Good Karma Hospital is “far from home”.

So where exactly are they filming the drama? Here’s everything you need to know:

Where is The Good Karma Hospital filmed?

The drama is set in South India but was actually filmed in Sri Lanka since the first series in the Galle region.

With its beautiful beaches and extraordinary scenery – the view from Dr Lydia Fonseca’s house is the perfect example – the show is a must-have sunny escape for UK viewers during the winter months.

Neil Morrissey as Greg McConnell, Mikhail Sen as Nimish Chari and Darshan Jariwala as Dr Ram Nair

Filming locations would have included Thiranagama Golden Beach Restaurant and Unawatuna which is a coastal town in the suburbs of Galle and would be a location for some of the beach scenes.

Amrita Acharia as Dr. Ruby Walker and Nimmi Harasgama as Nurse Mari Rodriguez
Amrita Acharia as Dr. Ruby Walker and Nimmi Harasgama as Nurse Mari Rodriguez

What did the cast and crew say about filming in Sri Lanka?

Amanda Redman, who plays Dr Fonseca, has revealed how “happy” she has always been filming in Sri Lanka.

“The benefits of filming in Sri Lanka is that you have great weather, you can also have monsoon rains, torrential downpours. I love it because it adds to the drama,” she said. declared.

“The scenery is spectacular. You’re always guaranteed to have a fantastic backdrop. The downsides are it’s a long way from my home so I miss my family, we all do.”

Amanda Redman as Dr. Lydia Fonseca
Amanda Redman as Dr. Lydia Fonseca

Tiger Aspect executive producer Lucy Bedford has revealed how the pandemic has put “tremendous pressure” on the show’s production.

“It was absolutely amazing to be back in Sri Lanka,” she explained: “There were times when we really wondered when and if we were even going to be able to come back there to film this series but thanks to our extraordinary team in Sri Lanka, our partners and collaborators on Good Karma, we were able to pull through.

“The benefits of filming in Sri Lanka are evident every time you watch The Good Karma Hospital,” Lucy added: “The beauty of the scenery here. The beauty of the people. It brings an incredible magical quality to the screen. light is We are able to work on a much larger scale than we would be if we were working anywhere else in the world. The challenges are miniscule compared to the benefits, so to be honest there are none. is amazing, we love him so, so much.”

Amrita Acharia, who plays Dr Ruby Walker, said it was “lovely” to be back after so long and that Sri Lanka was a “warm and welcoming place”.

Amrita Acharia as Dr. Ruby Walker

“It was really sweet to come back,” the 35-year-old actress said. “I joked that when I go there it’s like I’m in a time shift because even though it’s been several years you come back to such a familiar place. It’s like home .

“After COVID being in Sri partially during lockdown and then as we came out of it was quite difficult. It was heartbreaking to see so many businesses we have loved over the years struggling but also very nice to come back and work with all the Sri Lankans we know and create something really special again.”

The fourth series of The Good Karma Hospital will air on ITV and ITV Hub from Sunday, January 23 at 8 p.m.

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