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Doc Martin stars Martin Clunes as the brash “Doc” Martin Ellingham who finds himself back home in a Cornish village after his illustrious medical career in London goes awry.


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Doc Martin stars Martin Clunes as the brash “Doc” Martin Ellingham who finds himself back home in a Cornish village after his illustrious medical career in London goes awry. The townspeople are not used to the doctor’s blunt opinions and insensitive manners, often leading to mayhem in the town of Portwenn. Caroline Catz plays school teacher Louisa Glasson for whom Doc Martin finds it difficult to express his romantic feelings.

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Season 1

In DOC MARTIN I, Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly) plays the abrasive and tactless Dr. Martin Ellingham, a successful London surgeon who begins working as a G.P. in the seaside village of Portwenn after developing a problematic phobia of blood.


Going Bodmin

As Martin moves in and meets the locals, he realizes that adjusting to village life is not going to be smooth sailing. In his sharp suits and flashy car, he's a fish out of water. His first patient is Sir Gilbert Spencer, a retired lieutenant colonel, with an embarrassing problem – he's grown breasts. Meanwhile, it's Lifeboat Day in Portwenn, and the harbor is alive with stalls, fairground rides and a jazz band, but Martin has become the butt of jokes among the bevy of teenage girls from the village. Just when he thinks the day couldn't get any worse, Martin is forced off the road and into a ditch on his way out of the village. He's rescued by local police constable, Mark Mylow, who takes him home. But as Martin opens the door, he finds the hall ankle deep in sludgy water. It's the final straw. Martin decides he is not cut out to be a village G.P., and decides to tender his resignation. Can anything or anyone change his mind?

Gentlemen Prefer

Despite his disastrous introduction to life in the sleepy village of Portwenn, the former surgeon has decided to stay and give it a go. The waiting room is full with patients enjoying tea and biscuits served by Elaine. It seems the previous doctor allowed his patients to treat his office as a drop-in café to share their ailments, but not necessarily to seek medical treatment. Elaine's inefficiency pushes Martin over the edge and he fires her. News of her dismissal spreads around the village like wildfire, and Martin becomes universally disliked. The café won't serve him, patients are cancelling appointments and Elaine leaves town, missing her father's wedding. Martin confides in a patient, telling him about the phobia that prevented him from continuing his surgical career. Elaine returns in time for the wedding and Martin asks her to return to work, but on the strict understanding that she adheres to his ground rules.

Sh*t Happens

Dr. Martin makes his on-air debut at Radio Portwenn, the local radio station, and, no surprise, he's not a natural in front of the microphone. Meanwhile, a nasty stomach bug is sweeping through Portwenn. People are dropping like flies, and filling Martin's office. Martin decides he must try to track the source of the bug, and looks to the public swimming pool. When the pool staff refuses to shut it down, Martin makes an announcement to everyone in the pool about something dangerous in the water, creating mass panic. 

The Portwenn Effect

It's time for the Portwenn Players Dance, an auspicious event in the village's social calendar, and Bert the plumber is in charge of selling tickets. Louisa buys two tickets and invites Martin. But Martin doesn't dance, and most certainly not at social occasions. At the office, Martin meets with a patient, Mark the constable, who confesses an embarrassing dilemma – he fears his lack of success with the ladies has something to do with size, and wants to hear the doctor's opinion of what is "normal." Later, Martin makes a house call to the park ranger, Stewart James (Ben Miller, Primeval). The two seem to have a lot in common until Stewart introduces Martin to his "friend" Anthony, who just happens to be a six-foot, red … squirrel! 

Of All the Harbors in All the Towns

An old flame of Martin's Aunt Joan sails back into her life and whisks her off her feet. But her suitor, John Slater, is seriously ill with a life threatening heart condition, as Doc Martin discovers when he insists on running tests on him. Slater wants to rekindle the love affair with Joan and sail off into the sunset with her. But Martin is anxious for Joan that she will have to nurse a very sick man. Schoolgirl Melanie Gibson, one of Port Isaac's bevy of teenage beauties, develops a crush on the doctor. He's her hero after he puts her dislocated shoulder back, and stops the agonizing pain she has been suffering. There's romance in the air between Al and Elaine. He's always had a soft spot for her. Thinking that she has split with her boyfriend, Al tries to woo her, by downloading a special selection of music onto an expensive iPod for her. 

Haemophobia

The tourist season has arrived in Portwenn. Disgruntled by the invasion of holidaymakers, Martin grimaces as he makes his way through the crowds. Then he notices an attractive woman, and stops to stare … at her chest! She can't believe it when he says he'd like to examine her chest. Martin was actually trying to warn the woman about the dangers of sunbathing for fear of skin cancer, but his usual abrupt and quirky manner has caused offense. Gossip about the blood phobia which forced Martin to terminate his brilliant career as a surgeon seems to have spread round the village like wild fire. Two patients in the surgery can't resist mentioning the "b" word to Martin. Then he gets an urgent call from the pub. Bert has had a terrible accident while working there, and he's bleeding profusely. The sight of blood pouring from Bert's wound begins to trigger the all too familiar panic attacks for Martin. But on closer examination he realizes the blood is actually tomato ketchup! 

Season 2

In DOC MARTIN I & II, Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly) plays the abrasive and tactless Dr. Martin Ellingham, a successful London surgeon who begins working as a G.P. in the seaside village of Portwenn after developing a problematic phobia of blood.


Old Dogs

Dr. Martin Ellingham is still as clumsy as ever when it comes to forming relationships with the opposite sex. Just when things are beginning to look rosily romantic between him and pretty school teacher Louisa Glasson, he makes a terrible faux pas. She can't forgive him for accusing her of failing in her dental hygiene regime. Meanwhile, Muriel's condition deteriorates in the home. Then Martin realizes that her problems are being caused because she is dehydrated, and that has caused her to become confused. At the surgery, Martin is taken aback to find a strange girl working in reception. 

In Loco

Louisa is nervously awaiting an interview for promotion to head teacher of Portwenn Primary School, and she's anxious to make a good impression. But the odds seem to be stacked against her. Dr. Ellingham is on the board of governors, and she's not sure she can count on his vote. Meanwhile, Bert Large is testing out his culinary skills on the villagers. He's taken over the running of the fish and chip shop while owner Mrs. Cronk is in the hospital — and goes to some unusual lengths to improve the food! Martin discovers that the skin infection affecting some of the local children is not impetigo as he had initially diagnosed, but a rare condition usually only passed by animals. 

Blood is Thicker

Bert Large has been hiding a heartbreaking secret from his son Al, which threatens to jeopardize their close relationship. His reluctance to produce his son's birth certificate arouses Al's suspicions. Could it be that Bert is not his dad? Martin visits the Flint brothers at the remote country home they share with their father Victor and mother Doreen. Wallace and Paddy Flint have been suffering chronic stomach disorders, and a blood test confirms they have salmonella poisoning. But there's something else odd about this family. Meanwhile, P.C. Mark Mylow has had to deal with his domineering sister's arrival in Portwenn. She has decided to set up in business in Mark's flat above the police station as an herbalist offering alternative remedies.

Aromatherapy

There's concern in Portwenn that local radio presenter Caroline Bosman has a drinking problem. She's been heard slurring her words during her broadcasts, and she's been seen driving erratically. Her marriage is on the rocks because of her strange behavior. P.C. Mylow has romance on his mind. He's been bowled over by the pretty, blonde newcomer to Portwenn, Julie. He offers to give her driving lessons, and is over the moon when she accepts. But his little bubble of happiness bursts when she decides to enroll at a proper driving school. Meanwhile, Martin has an odorous problem with one of his patients. Vernon Cooke stinks so much nobody can bear to be in the same room. Martin has the unpleasant task of trying to discover the cause. 

Always on my Mind

Irate husband Phil Pratt accuses Dr. Ellingham of killing his wife Helen when he comes to their house to treat her. Then a horrific accident on the farm leaves Mr. Pratt desperately needing the doctor to save his life. Joan finds him trapped under a tractor, where he has been all night. A new teacher at Portwenn primary school, Tricia Soames, has sore hands. The doctor soon realizes that Tricia is showing all the signs of obsessive compulsive disorder. Meanwhile, things are looking up for P.C. Mylow on the romance front. Julie invites him to her house for coffee. And he doesn't leave until the following morning, looking rather disheveled, but with a smile on his face.

The Family Way

Dr. Ellingham's parents, whom he hasn't spoken to in seven years, make a surprise visit to Cornwall to stay with their son. He's puzzled why they should turn up out of the blue to see him, but does his best to welcome them to his home, even though his father delights in sneering at his drop in status from surgeon to general practitioner. Christopher Ellingham is a suave surgeon, oozing charm, nothing like his son, and the villagers are soon taken in by his charisma. But his wife Margaret seems oddly quiet and reserved. Martin worries that she might be ill. Meanwhile, Louisa's beau Danny collapses, barely able to breathe. Louisa calls Martin who diagnoses a collapsed lung. He recognizes that Danny is gravely ill, and when the ambulance is delayed, he has no alternative but to carry out emergency surgery to save his life. 

Out of the Woods

Mark Mylow intends to marry beautiful Julie Mitchell. For his stag night, Mark wants to camp out in the woods under the stars accompanied by his Best Man, Al Large, but it is not long before the two intrepid campers are lost in the woods. Then an adder bites Mark's ankle and he suffers a potentially fatal allergic reaction. Al has finally flown the nest, and has been busy setting up his first home. The flat needs a lot of work to make it habitable again. While he has been wandering in the woods his dad Bert thought he would try to spruce the place up for him, with disastrous consequences. Meanwhile, it appears the beaches of North Cornwall are being stormed by legions of poisonous fish intent on terrorizing the teenage population of Portwenn. Teenage boys have been lining up for treatment for weever fish stings. Martin is furious to hear that the boys had been playing a deadly game of who could stand the pain of being stung the longest. 

Erotomania

Graham Orchard, a Salvation Army member, arrives in Portwenn to try to trace a missing woman named Emma Lewis. Danny's near death experience with a collapsed lung has made him appreciate how precious life is, and in particular how special his relationship with Louisa is to him. He wants Louisa to move in with him, but she is hesitant. With his wedding to Julie imminent, Mylow is busy making final preparations, including securing life insurance. The health check reveals puzzling results, especially when Mark's bride tells him she is pregnant. Mrs. Tishell has been wearing a collar to combat neck pain for years. The doctor urges her to remove it. Mrs. Tishell fears removing the collar will just cause her more pain, and toys with the idea of helping herself to painkillers from the pharmacy. Louisa tells Martin that she has split up with Danny and invites him to join her for a glass of wine. She pulls him into the sitting room and asks him to kiss her. He blurts out that he loves her, and promptly collapses on the floor!

Season 3

In DOC MARTIN III, Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly) reprises his role as curmudgeonly small-town physician Dr. Martin Ellingham. Formerly a successful surgeon in London, the Doc was forced into a career change when he suddenly developed a phobia of blood. With his severely lacking bedside manner and brusque personality, Martin often finds himself at odds with his new neighbors in his adopted hometown, the sleepy seaside town of Portwenn. Series three also brings a new addition to Portwenn’s police force, PC Joe Penhale (John Marquez).


On the Edge Parts 1 & 2

Having failed to restart his relationship with Louisa Glasson, Martin is forced out of the picture with the arrival of her dad, Terry Glasson. Terry has hatched a scheme with a colleague, Jonathan Crozier, to smuggle in some explosives which they want to use to help them in a robbery. Terry decides to back out of the smuggling, and things get even worse for Doc Martin. As he finds himself held hostage, along with Louisa, by a paranoid Jonathan as he attempts to force Terry to carry out their plan. 

The Apple Doesn’t Fall

Portwenn has a new police officer following the departure of PC Mark Mylow after his doomed marriage. His replacement is PC Joseph Penhale, who appears to have an odd affliction which causes him to fall asleep suddenly at strange times. The doctor discovers that he has narcolepsy brought on by a kick to the head from a horse suffered two years earlier. Village plumber Bert Large is having a midlife crisis. His son Al has left the village on his travels round the world and Bert feels left out in the cold. Doc Martin offers no help.

Movement

In a life-changing decision, Bert Large abandons his plumbing business to open his own restaurant. The opening of Large’s restaurant is far from a success, when Doc Martin, who has a phobia about blood, finds a spot of blood on his plate. To make matters worse for Bert, the following day, the doctor’s office is inundated with patients with symptoms of food poisoning, and all claiming to have eaten at his restaurant. 

City Slickers

The Oakwoods, a family of city slickers seeking a new life by the sea, set out to disrupt the tranquility of Portwenn. They manage to gatecrash an intimate dinner Louisa has prepared for her and Martin. With their romantic dinner plans ruined, the disgruntled doctor decides to make a hasty exit leaving Louisa to deal with the neighbors from hell. A car vandal is on the loose in Portwenn. Cars belonging to the doctor, his Aunt Joan and Bert Large have all been damaged. The doctor reports the vandalism to PC Penhale, but he seems strangely reluctant to investigate. He has to confess he is suffering from agoraphobia and can’t leave the police station. 

The Admirer

Portwenn looks set to become a hotbed of passion. Louisa Glasson is furious to discover she has a rival for Doc Martin’s affections: glamorous divorcee and hotel owner, Carrie Wilson. Can Louisa contain her jealously and claim Martin as her man before Carrie’s flirty tactics take effect? On his way to PC Penhale’s birthday party, Martin accidentally reverses his car into Carrie’s dog, killing him. Carrie is distraught by the death of her dog and slaps Martin across the face when he hands her the dog, and tries to apologize. 

The Holly Bears a Prickle

It has taken three seasons, but Doc Martin and Louisa are finally going on their first date. However, in typical fashion, the clumsy doctor manages to ruin the moment with an inappropriate remark, and Louisa ends their affair, leaving Martin shell shocked. The break-up hits Martin harder than he anticipated. But there’s one more chance to redeem himself when he gets an urgent call for help from Louisa to treat her friend Holly. As Martin leaves Louisa’s house, he realizes he could lose her forever. He pauses on the doorstep and asks her to marry him. 

Nowt So Queer

Portwenn is buzzing with the news of the engagement of Dr. Martin Ellingham and Headmistress Louisa Glasson. Mushrooms are the cause of an outbreak of aspergillosis in the village. Bert Large, postman Dave and restaurant chef Mick Mabley are among the victims. Bert Large’s ill health is not his only problem. His restaurant is in financial trouble. Son Al decides it is time to take action to save the business.

Happily Ever After

Martin manages to offend the local vicar who is due to conduct Martin and Louisa’s wedding ceremony by suggesting he has a drinking problem. In a struggle over a bottle of whisky, the vicar stumbles and fractures his pelvis. As the ambulance takes the vicar to hospital, Martin is left with the dilemma of finding a replacement vicar with just three hours to go to the wedding. With less than an hour to go to the ceremony, pregnant bridesmaid Isobel goes into labor. Martin is summoned by Louisa, and on a windswept hill top above Portwenn he delivers a healthy baby boy. Now it’s a race against time for Martin and Louisa to get to the church on time…. 

Season 4

In the fourth installment of the international hit series DOC MARTIN, Dr. Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes - Men Behaving Badly) attempts to return to his former career as a surgeon in London, but his phobia of blood proves difficult to overcome. Things are further complicated when his on-again, off-again love interest, local schoolteacher Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz), comes back to Portwenn with some surprising news.


Better the Devil

Life in the beautiful Cornish village of Portwenn has become ever more infuriating for Dr. Martin Ellingham since the heart-wrenching decision to call off his marriage to local headmistress Louisa. Louisa has left, and Martin has begun to question what keeps him in Cornwall. It’s certainly not his relentlessly annoying patients.

On a visit to the hospital, Martin is stunned to meet Edith, his old girlfriend from medical school days who is now a top-ranking doctor with a flourishing private practice.

Martin learns there is a prestigious surgeon’s job coming free in London that is perfect for him if he can overcome his blood phobia. But all Martin’s thoughts of the future are
turned upside-down when Louisa unexpectedly returns to Portwenn. She wants nothing to do with Martin, but she has big news of her own — she’s pregnant.

Uneasy Lies the Head

Martin struggles to deal with the news of Louisa’s pregnancy. But Louisa is adamant that she does not want Martin involved. She is hired to teach at the local school, but the Headmaster is acting strangely. He has an arm that rises up into the air without him seeming to notice it!

The Headmaster comes to see Martin about his constipation, but starts acting in a paranoid manner. Martin notices his strange physical behavior for the first time, but before he can complete his examination, the Headmaster rushes from the Surgery.

At the hospital for a routine check-up, Louisa discovers that Edith is going to be her doctor. She also learns something about Martin and Edith’s relationship during medical school that shocks her. Upon returning to school, Louisa discovers that the Headmaster has taken her pupils down to the treacherous rock pools of Roscarrock Cove for a nature walk. She alerts Martin and he rushes there to try and save the children.

Perish Together as Fools

Martin is shocked to find Louisa and Aunt Joan knocking at his door before his office has opened. Louisa has had a medical scare and wants Martin’s reassurance that everything is fine.

P.C. Penhale, still officially the world’s worst policeman, has an unexpected visitor — his older brother Sam. Martin notices that Sam has some problems with his memory and co-ordination. It’s probably just a virus, but when Martin takes Sam’s family history, he decides there is a very small possibility that Sam has a rare genetic disease. It turns out that Martin diagnoses a different illness that will change Penhale’s opinion of his brother forever.

Driving Mr McLynn

Martin is called to Louisa’s new home after she has a dizzy spell while shifting furniture. Martin urges her to slow down, but is shocked to learn that Louisa has applied to be her school’s head teacher again.

Aunt Joan is involved in a car crash with the McLynns, an elegant elderly couple. When P.C. Penhale rushes to the scene and tries to impose his authority, he is ignored by both drivers.

Edith visits Martin for some advice on her medical research, and Martin reveals he has applied for the prestigious surgeon’s job in London. Wanting to confront Martin about his attitude towards her and the head teacher position, Louisa arrives on the seen and is taken aback to find Edith already there. Martin sees Mr. and Mrs. McLynn behaving oddly in the village, and makes an astonishing diagnosis.

The Departed

Martin is in London to meet with Robert Dashwood, who is leading the selection process for the prestigious London surgeon’s job that he has applied for. Pleased that Martin has finally conquered his debilitating blood phobia, Robert is confident that Martin will be hired.

On the train back to Cornwall, Martin is annoyed to be seated next to one of his patients, a sheep farmer named Jim Selkirk. Jim falls asleep and slumps onto Martin’s shoulder — dead from heart failure!

Theo, one of Louisa’s students, becomes ill in class. His parents, Juliet and Richard Wenn, are certain that their child picked up the illness in Joan’s chicken coop during a school field trip. Martin cannot deny it is a possibility and the couple announces their intention to sue Aunt Joan.

Mrs. Selkirk returns to Martin’s Surgery, and tells him she is now seeing visions of her dead husband. When she is found collapsed in her sheep pen, Martin is able to uncover the medical reason behind her hallucinations. When he receives Theo’s test results point to Joan’s innocence and Martin is finally able to identify the real source of his sickness.

Midwife Crisis

Martin meets Portwenn’s new midwife, Molly, who will be looking after Louisa. Martin is dismissive of her profession, and the two of them do not hit it off.

Martin finds that cognitive behavioral exercises are a great help with his blood phobia and he is able to take blood from P.C. Penhale without reacting. Martin visits Aunt Joan at her farm, and breaks the news that he is intending to become a surgeon in London again. She is supportive, but urges him to tell Louisa.

Martin and Molly have their final stand-off when Louisa develops a temperature which Molly tries to sooth with herbal remedies. Martin is furious when he discovers this — believing Molly’s homespun ideas are seriously endangering Louisa’s health.

Edith has big news for Martin that Louisa overhears — Robert is going to offer him the prestigious surgeon’s job in London.

Do Not Disturb

To solve her farm’s money problems, Aunt Joan starts a small bed-and-breakfast business. Her first guest, unexpectedly, is another local farmer, Ted, who has also got into financial difficulties. Initially they’re a good match, but Joan soon finds that Ted is far from the perfect guest. Pauline’s suspicions are confirmed when she steams open a confidential letter addressed to Martin and discovers his contract offer for the London job. Suddenly insecure about her own future, she confronts Martin, who offers her no reassurances other than to write her a reference.

Martin deals with the victim of an accident without hesitation, proving to both himself and Edith that his blood phobia is completely cured, and he is now fully able to be a surgeon in London again.

The Wrong Goodbye

Martin and Pauline are surprised by the number of patients coming to see him on the last day before his Surgery closes and he moves to London.

Taxi driver Tommy delivers a patient to the Surgery, but complains of migraine headaches himself. Martin checks him for any serious brain conditions, and tells him to make an appointment with the new doctor if the headaches continue.

Martin is driving out of Portwenn with the moving men when he sees Tasha fall from the Harbour Day stage. With a little bit of help from a guilty Bert and Al, he is able to diagnose Tasha’s medical condition, and is shocked to learn that she is married to taxi driver Tommy, and that he is driving Louisa to her hospital appointment. Louisa’s life is in danger.

Martin rushes after Louisa, finding her safe at the scene of a road accident caused by Tommy. Martin and Louisa help Tommy to a nearby inn where his medical condition can be treated; but due to her exertions, Louisa goes into premature labor.

Season 5

In DOC MARTIN V, the irascible Dr. Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes) puts his move to London on hold as he and local schoolteacher Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz) adjust to life as new parents. Martin’s plans are further upended by news of his Aunt Joan’s (Stephanie Cole) death and the subsequent arrival of her sister Ruth (Dame Eileen Atkins) in Portwenn. Other series five newcomers to Portwenn’s cast of characters include Martin’s latest receptionist, Morwenna Newcross (Jessica Ransom), and Louisa’s mother, Eleanor (Louise Jameson).


Preserve the Romance

Dr. Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes) is struggling to come to terms with fatherhood. The baby boy born to him and his estranged partner, Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz), is about to change their lives dramatically. Doc Martin had planned to resume his high-flying career as a consultant in London. He had packed his bags and moved out of the surgery to make way for the new GP, Dr. Di Dibbs (Joanna Scanlan). However Dr. Ellingham begins to have serious doubts about the competency of the new GP after she misdiagnoses a patient, and dishes out prescriptions for totally inappropriate drugs. Dr. Dibbs realizes she has to go, and Dr. Ellingham agrees to resume duties at the surgery until a replacement GP can be found. With all the upheaval the doc is unprepared for a devastating personal blow with the death of Aunt Joan.

Dry Your Tears

With the departure of Dr. Dibbs, Dr. Ellingham moves back into his old surgery, agreeing to stay for a couple of months until a replacement can be appointed. Determined to get to grips with fatherhood, he asks Louisa to move into his house so he can help to raise their child. He even suggests that Louisa and still un-named "baby" could move to London with him. Aunt Joan's sister Ruth Ellingham (Dame Eileen Atkins) attends the funeral and demonstrates the same cantankerous character as her nephew. She has no more intention of staying in Portwenn than Martin does, but Joan has left her the house and farm.

 

Born With a Shotgun

Sleepless nights are taking their toll on Martin and Louisa. Tempers are frayed as they try to find ways to comfort their constantly wailing baby. Aunt Ruth has problems of her own: She is dealing with an intruder on the farm who has stolen the hub caps from her car. The thief is identified as Michael Dunwich (Andrew Lee Potts), who lives with his mother Shirley (Miriam Margolyes) on a neighboring farm. Shirley makes an appointment with Martin to discuss the crippling stomach pains she has been suffering. When her son is out of the room, Shirley tells the doc she thinks her son is trying to poison her. The results of the tests on Shirley Dunwich show a heavy concentration of arsenic in her system. The doc immediately calls P.C. Penhale (John Marquez) suspecting that Shirley is actually being poisoned by her son!

 

Mother Knows Best

It's Portwenn Fun Day and the village is buzzing with excitement about this major fund raising event. P.C. Penhale is in his element rallying the runners and whipping up support. The event sparks culinary rivalry between Bert Large (Ian McNeice) who runs Large's restaurant with son Al (Joe Absolom) and Mark (Tim Goodman Hill), the landlord of the Crab and Lobster pub. Louisa's mum Eleanor (Louise Jameson) arrives in Portwenn unexpectedly and Louisa is far from happy about her arrival. She hasn’t seen her mother for years, so why the sudden interest?

 

Remember Me

P.C. Joe Penhale (John Marquez) has an unexpected visitor — his ex-wife Maggie (Julie Graham). She appears to have completely forgotten that they split up a couple of years ago. When he tries to tell her they are no longer married she accuses him of over-reacting, and wants to know why he packed his bags and left her. Joe struggles with a mixture of distress and elation at seeing Maggie again. He has thought about her every day since they parted. He realizes she is clearly not well, and tries discreetly to ask Dr. Ellingham about her symptoms without telling him that he is talking about his ex-wife. Meanwhile, Martin and Louisa's baby still doesn’t have a name, and P.C. Penhale warns them that time is running out. If they don’t register a name for the baby soon the State will step in and name the baby. After protracted discussions the couple finally reaches an agreement.

 

Don't Let Go

P.C. Joe Penhale is desperate to keep Maggie and show her he's changed; that he's the macho husband she wants. But Maggie plans to return to Bude. Penhale resorts to desperate measures to convince her to stay, including surreptitiously paying people to be nasty to her so he can step in and assert his authority, and show her he can be tough. Aunt Ruth uncovers a chest of family heirlooms when she clears out a barn at the farm, including photos as Martin as a six-year-old schoolboy. The photos bring back poignant memories of an unhappy childhood for Martin and it prompts him to think of registering their son for boarding school. But Louisa is horrified at the thought of sending him miles away to school. Tension is mounting between Louisa and Martin. They can’t seem to agree on anything. The final straw for Louisa comes when she discovers Martin has set a date for their baby’s christening without even consulting her. Louisa decides she has had enough. She packs a bag, and takes the baby back home to her mum.

 

Cats and Sharks

Bert Large's restaurant business is in financial trouble. He can’t even afford the food and drink for a charity event to raise money for Florence Dingle’s (Anne Reid) cat sanctuary. Mrs. Dingle is distraught. She desperately needs the money to continue to look after the cats and kittens in her care. Eleanor comes to Bert's rescue with a plan to boost business at the restaurant, suggesting they have a Spanish theme night to attract customers. She rolls up her sleeves and begins preparing for the Spanish feast. But she begins to feel very ill and Louisa insists she must see the doc. Morwenna calls an ambulance, but the Doc decides there is no alternative: he must operate now on Eleanor in his surgery or she could die. Dr. Martin Ellingham is planning to leave Portwenn in a week's time to resume his career as a surgeon, leaving Louisa and the baby in the village. They have the christening to organize before he leaves. But as usual the doc shows little interest in the event, leaving it all to Louisa.

 

Ever After

Mrs. Tishell's (Selina Cadell) long-standing crush on Dr. Martin Ellingham takes a dramatic turn in this final episode in the series. Fuelled by a cocktail of drugs Mrs. Tishell can no longer hide her unrequited love for the doc, and decides she must take drastic action. Her husband Clive (Malcolm Storry) arrives back unexpectedly from his work on the oil rigs announcing his intention to retire so they can spend more time together. It’s now or never for Mrs. Tishell to make her romantic notions of a relationship with the doc come true. With Doc and Louisa's baby in her care, she boards a bus out of the village leaving an enigmatic message for Dr. Ellingham to meet them at the castle.

Season 6

In DOC MARTIN VI (3rd Release), Martin Clunes reprises his role as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the G.P. with a lacking bedside manner and a crippling phobia of blood. The international hit series also stars Caroline Catz (Louisa), Dame Eileen Atkins (Aunt Ruth), Selina Cadell (Mrs. Tichell), Ian McNeice (Bert Large), Joe Absolom (Al Large), John Marquez (PC Penhale), and Jessica Ransom (Morwenna).


Sickness and Health

Portwenn is buzzing with arrangements for the wedding of the Doc and Louisa. Will they finally tie the knot, or will the villagers have to put the confetti back in the box again?

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Martin and Louisa host a disastrous dinner party, the new nanny walks out, and Morwenna advertises for a lodger.

The Tameness of a Wolf

Ruth is invited on Radio Portwenn and attracts an unwanted mystery admirer. Doc and Louisa find a replacement nanny. And Louisa is Bert's least favorite person when one of her pupils pens a damning review of his restaurant in the school magazine.

Nobody Likes Me

Martin is coerced into taking James to playgroup, while Ruth is having problems with her new neighbor.

The Practice around the Corner

Mrs. Tishell returns to the village. Martin has to work out what is wrong with beachcomber Lorna. Al and Morwenna each have an internet dating disaster, and romance is blossoming for Bert.

Hazardous Exposure

Martin's mother returns to Portwenn with some interesting news. Penhale spreads pandemonium throughout the village at the drop of the word "asbestos" and Bert has a question for Jennifer.

Listen with Mother

Martin reluctantly agrees to help Louisa hand out awards at her school's sports day. Ruth and Margaret have a showdown. Mike has a shady revelation from his past.

Departure

Louisa has shocking news for Martin, Bert and Jennifer's party goes off with a bang, and Al has a business proposition for Ruth.

Season 7

In the highly-anticipated Doc Martin VII, Martin Clunes reprises his role as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the G.P. with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood. Heartbroken after Louisa’s (Caroline Catz) departure at the end of Season VI, the new series finds Martin ready to make some changes and win his family back. Also returning are Dame Eileen Atkins (Aunt Ruth), Selina Cadell (Mrs. Tishell), Ian McNeice (Bert Large), Joe Absolom (Al Large), John Marquez (PC Penhale), and Jessica Ransom (Morwenna). Guest stars include Tristan Sturrock (Saving Grace), Caroline Quentin (Jonathan Creek, Men Behaving Badly), and Sigourney Weaver (Alien).


Rescue Me

Series 7 opens back in Portwenn, but Louisa has left to visit her mother in Spain and gain some perspective on her marriage. Martin is faced with questions: Will Louisa come back to him? What can he do to make sure that she does?

The Shock of the New

Martin begins therapy, and he may have met his match in the well-qualified Dr. Rachel Timoney. Louisa’s return from Spain only raises more questions about their relationship.

It's Good to Talk

Martin decides to move out to give Louisa the space she needs. Louisa is intrigued to meet Martin’s therapist, but she is less enthusiastic about Dr. Timoney’s suggestion of couples therapy.

Education, Education, Education

Louisa and Martin have their first therapy session together – though neither of them was expecting to be given homework. Over at the Surgery, Morwenna clashes with a new employee.

CONTROL - ALT - DELETE

Martin reaches his breaking point after years of being followed around by Buddy, but when he resolves to find a vet to have him put down, Morwenna and Louisa are forced to intervene. Meanwhile, Ruth finds out a secret about Bert.

Other People's Children

Martin and Louisa’s plans for both a date and James Henry’s first birthday party are thrown off by an unexpected visit from Danny, Louisa’s ex-boyfriend.

Facta Non Verba

After Martin and Louisa tell Dr. Timoney about their failed date night, she questions their ultimate compatibility. Elsewhere in Portwenn, Martin has new neighbors, Penhale has a job offer, and Bert tries out a new career path.

The Doctor is Out

Martin performs a life-saving operation on a cancer patient, but can he do the same for his marriage?

Previous Seasons of Doc Martin

 

Season 1

 

Season 2

 

Season 3

 

Season 4

 

Season 5

 

Season 6

 

Season 7