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Doc Martin. Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes). Copyright: Buffalo Pictures / Homerun Productions.

Doc Martin (2004)

ITV comedy drama. 54 episodes (7 series), 2004 - 2015. Stars Martin Clunes, Stephanie Cole, Katherine Parkinson, Stewart Wright, Tristan Sturrock, Lucy Punch, Jeff Rawle and others.

Series 8 expected in the autumn of 2017.
(Series 6, Episode 5 is repeated on ITV3 today at 8pm)

Doc Martin. Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes). Copyright: Buffalo Pictures / Homerun Productions.

Doc Martin

Comedy drama following the trials and tribulations of a socially challenged surgeon turned GP working in Cornwall. Stars Martin Clunes

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2004 - 2015
Channel
ITV
Episodes
54   (7 series)
Creator
Dominic Minghella
Starring
Martin Clunes, Stephanie Cole, Katherine Parkinson, Stewart Wright, Tristan Sturrock, Lucy Punch, Jeff Rawle, Mary Woodvine and others
Writers
Dominic Minghella, Charlie Martin, John Regier, Kirstie Falkous, Jack Lothian, Richard Stoneman, Edana Minghella, Nick Vivian and others
Directors
Ben Bolt, Minkie Spiro, Paul Seed, Nigel Cole and Ben Gregor
Producer
Philippa Braithwaite

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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