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 2/3 EPISODE GUIDE –
There is concern that a local radio presenter (Felicity Montagu) may have a drinking problem when she starts slurring her words and driving erratically. Meanwhile, Martin faces a sensitive situation with a smelly patient.
Always on My Mind
When Helen Pratt (Jean Trend) dies in the middle of an examination, her irate husband Phil (Roger Lloyd Pack) accuses Martin of killing her. Pauline is set to realize her dream of joining the Portwenn lifeboat crew.
The Family Way
Martin’s puzzlement at a visit from his parents (John Woodvine and Claire Bloom) turns to dismay when he learns the reason. School secretary Maureen Tracey receives startling news when she consults with Martin about her recent weight gain.
Out of the Woods
Mark Mylow’s wedding plans are in jeopardy when he is bitten by a snake. Bert tries to spruce up Al’s new flat. Meanwhile, North Cornwall beaches are stormed by legions of poisonous fish.
Julie tells PC Mylow that they’re going to have a baby, but that doesn’t square with medical test results. Danny asks Louisa to move in with him.
Once again Martin is the centre of drama and lingering gossip as he runs to Louisa’s aid after seeing her faint at school. Also, when school dinner lady Alison Lane brings her out-of-control daughter to see him medical assessment, Doc Martin prescribes good parenting.
The Morning After
Bert Large could be the man to put Portwenn on the culinary map but the new business adventure is fraught with problems and Doc Martin steps in after Louisa falls victim to food poisoning.
Love Thy Neighbour
An unconventional family of city slickers upset Louisa and Martin when they crash their romantic dinner. Also, Mrs. Averill has an innocent rash that turns out to be symptoms of tuberculosis. At first, Martin is baffled as to where she might have caught the disease but, soon uncovers the truth.
The GP Always Rings Twice
Louisa is furious to discover she has a rival for Martin’s affections: glamorous divorcée and hotel owner, Carrie.
Breaking Up is Hard to Do
Martin and Louisa attempt a romantic date, but the clumsy doctor manages to ruin that night. Pauline’s gambling addiction is having disastrous repercussions.
The Two of Us
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Portwenn is buzzing with the news of the engagement of Doc Martin and Louisa Glasson. Also, Martin discovers the cause of the aspergillosis outbreak.
In Sickness and In Health
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Martin and Louisa’s wedding day preparations include a bridesmaid with an eye patch, a drunken vicar and a flooded reception hall.
– SEASON 8 EPISODE GUIDE –
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.