Doc Martin. Image shows from L to R: Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz), Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes). Copyright: ITV
Doc Martin

Doc Martin (2004)

  • TV comedy drama
  • ITV1
  • 2004 - 2022
  • 79 episodes (10 series)

Comedy drama following the trials and tribulations of a socially challenged surgeon turned GP working in Cornwall. Stars Martin Clunes. Also features Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom, Selina Cadell, John Marquez and more.

Doc Martin

Key details

Comedy Drama
2004 - 2022
79 (10 series), plus 1 documentary
Dominic Minghella
Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom, Selina Cadell, John Marquez, Stephanie Cole, Eileen Atkins and more
Dominic Minghella, Charlie Martin, John Regier, Kirstie Falkous, Jack Lothian, Richard Stoneman, Edana Minghella, Nick Vivian and more
Ben Bolt, Minkie Spiro, Paul Seed, Nigel Cole, Ben Gregor and Kate Cheeseman
Philippa Braithwaite, Mark Crowdy and Sandy Poustie

Martin Clunes stars in this traditional and very popular family comedy drama as the socially challenged GP working in a sleepy Cornish hamlet.

After developing a phobia of blood, specialist vascular surgeon Martin Ellingham is forced into a change of career. He may have re-trained as a GP, but he still retains the aloof and tactless manner that presumably took him to specialist surgery in the first place. When he's unleashed on the sleepy Cornish fishing village of Portwenn, the inhabitants are in for a shock - they're more likely to receive cold-blooded diagnoses and personal insults than tea and sympathy.

Things do not start well. On an initial visit, he greatly disconcerts local teacher Louisa Glasson, who he then finds is on the health board that will either accept or reject him as the new doctor. Luckily she is won over. Later, Martin and Louisa fall in love and eventually - after a few false starts - get married. But harmony is hard to find...

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Additional details

Also known as
  • Farewell Doc Martin (Documentary)
Camera set-up
Single camera

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 2nd September 2004 at 9pm on ITV1
Next repeats
  1. Series 2, Episode 6: Tomorrow at 8pm on ITV3
  2. Series 2, Episode 7: Tomorrow at 9pm on ITV3
  3. Series 2, Episode 6: Saturday at 9:40am on ITV3
  4. Series 2, Episode 8: Friday 1st March at 8pm on ITV3
  5. Series 3, Episode 1: Friday 1st March at 9pm on ITV3
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Recording details

  • Port Isaac and Boscastle - Filmed on location in North Cornwall.

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