- Drama: Red Beard
- Romaji: Akahige
- Japanese: 赤ひげ
- Director: Yoshihiro Fukagawa
- Writer: Shugoro Yamamoto (novel), Masaya Ozaki
- Network: NHK
- Episodes: 8
- Release Date: November 3 – December 22, 2017
- Runtime: Fridays 20:00-20:43
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Set at Koishikawa Yojosho, which was a hospital located in Koishikawa, Edo.
Jo Niidekyo (Eiichiro Funakoshi) is in charge of Koishikawa Yojosho. He treats patients there and cares about their personal problems. He is also referred to as “Red Beard.” Noboru Yasumoto (Aoi Nakamura) is a young doctor who who often clashes with Jo Niidekyo. While Noboru Yasumoto deals with various patients, he learns the way to become a true doctor.
- Based on the novel “Akahige Shinryotan” by Shugoro Yamamoto (published February 1958 in Japanese Magazine Ooru Yomimono).
- Related titles:
- Red Beard | Akahige (1965)
- Red Beard | Akahige (NHK / 2017)