Martin Clunes shines in his role as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the GP with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood, in the enormously successful dramedy produced by Buffalo Pictures and set in the idyllic Cornish hamlet of Portwenn.
– SEASON 5/6 EPISODE GUIDE (Airing June – August, 2018)
EPISODE #5-1: PRESERVE THE ROMANCE
In the Series 5 premiere, the Doc is about to head home to London, with Louisa unsure as to where they stand.
EPISODE #5-2: DRY YOUR TEARS
Martin deals with the death of Aunt Joan, the demands of fatherhood, and the arrival of his Aunt Ruth.
EPISODE #5-3: BORN WITH A SHOTGUN
Sleepless nights are taking their toll on Martin and Louisa; Shirley thinks her son is poisoning her; the doc has a new receptionists who relies on “magic pills” to do her job.
EPISODE #5-4: MOTHER KNOWS BEST
Louisa’s mum arrives in Portwenn unexpectedly, and both Louisa and Martin are less than pleased.
EPISODE #5-5: REMEMBER ME
PC Joe Penhale gets a visit from his amnesiac ex-wife; romance may be in the air for Louisa’s mother Eleanor; Martin and Louisa are running out of time to name their baby.
EPISODE #5-6: DON’T LET GO
Available below to watch online through July 17, 2018
PC Joe Penhale is desperate to keep Maggie and show her he’s changed; Martin has to rescue a muddled Mr. Coley from a rooftop; the tension between Louisa and Martin reaches a breaking point.
EPISODE #5-7: CATS AND SHARKS
Available below to watch online through July 24, 2018
Bert Large’s restaurant is in financial trouble, which puts him in danger and threatens the fundraiser for Florence Dingle’s cat sanctuary. Martin, preparing to leave Portwenn, shows little interest in planning his son’s christening.
EPISODE #5-8: EVEN AFTER
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 8pm ET/5 PT
Mrs Tishell’s crush on Dr. Martin Ellingham takes a dramatic turn in this final episode of the series.
EPISODE #6-1: SICKNESS AND HEALTH
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 8pm ET/5 PT
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?
EPISODE #6-2: GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER?
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 8pm ET/5 PT
Martin and Louisa hold a disastrous dinner party. The new nanny walks out, and Penhale is on a charm offensive to win friends.
EPISODE #6-3: THE TAMENESS OF A WOLF
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 at 8pm ET/5 PT
Ruth has a mystery admirer who unnerves her. Louisa is Bert’s least favourite person when one of her pupils pens a damning review of his restaurant in the school magazine.
EPISODE #6-4: NOBODY LIKES ME
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 at 8pm ET/5 PT
Martin is coerced into taking James to playgroup, while Ruth is having problems with her new neighbour.
EPISODE #6-5: THE PRACTICE AROUND THE CORNER
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 at 8pm ET/5 PT
Mrs. Tishell returns to the village. Martin has to work out what is wrong with beachcomber Lorna. Al and Morwenna have an internet dating disaster, and romance is blossoming for Bert and Jennifer.
EPISODE #6-6: HAZARDOUS EXPOSURE
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 at 8pm ET/5 PT
Penhale spreads pandemonium throughout the village and Bert pops the question to Jennifer.
EPISODE #6-7: LISTEN WITH MOTHER
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 at 8pm ET/5 PT
Louisa has a terrible accident and is rushed to hospital. She has shocking news for Martin. Mike has a shady revelation from his past and Al’s business plan is dismissed by his dad.
EPISODE #6-8: DEPARTURE
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at 8pm ET/5 PT
Louisa’s news is causing huge upheaval for her and Martin. Bert and Jennifer’s engagement party goes off with a bang, and Al is hailed for saving Caroline’s life.
– SEASON 8 EPISODE GUIDE (PREMIERED NOV./DEC. 2017) –
After successfully rekindling their relationship in spite of, rather than because of, their couples therapy, Louisa and Martin start Series 8 living together again in the surgery. Everything looks like it could be on an even keel for them at long last.
With Janice having left, Martin and Louisa need to find a nursery for James. He is accepted at Portwenn Tots, but not before Martin can insult the nursery manager, Mel.
Louisa decides to implement a rota to help with the smooth running of the Ellingham household; she soon starts to regret it when Martin takes it a bit too literally. Louisa has to take Year Six pupils sailing, much to her dismay, as Pippa has fallen ill. Martin is then left with collecting James from nursery every afternoon that week.
Having worked as missionaries in Kenya, Morwenna’s parents, Jack and Tara Newcross, pay her a surprise visit, and are surprised by the relationship between her and Al. Morwenna soon finds out the reason for her parents visit: Tara has terminal liver cancer. She has decided against treatment because of her faith. Both Morwenna and Martin think this is a foolish decision.
James is teething: nothing seems to be working, and nobody is getting any sleep. In desperation, Martin and Louisa agree to try Mel’s suggestion of amber beads. They appear to be working, until James ends up getting a bead stuck up his nose.
Penhale decides to have a Police Open day to raise community awareness. The only genuine visitor he has though, is an angry farmer, Hannah Butler. Another three of her sheep have been stolen and Penhale seems to be doing nothing about it.
Martin wakes up to an empty bed. When he goes looking for Louisa he discovers she is trying to write her resignation letter…
As per Chris Parsons’ advice, Martin has not been practicing for a week before his hearing. This does not stop patients asking for his help though. Bill Potter, a local potter, approaches Martin with a suspected ganglion.