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
  • ITV
  • 2004 - 2019
  • 70 episodes (9 series)

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

  • Final series begins filming in February 2022
Doc Martin. Image shows from L to R: Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes), Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz). Copyright: ITV

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2004 - 2019
Channels
ITV
Episodes
70 (9 series)
Creator
Dominic Minghella
Stars
Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom, Selina Cadell, John Marquez, Stephanie Cole, Eileen Atkins and more
Writers
Dominic Minghella, Charlie Martin, John Regier, Kirstie Falkous, Jack Lothian, Richard Stoneman, Edana Minghella, Nick Vivian and more
Directors
Ben Bolt, Minkie Spiro, Paul Seed, Nigel Cole and Ben Gregor
Producers
Philippa Braithwaite, Mark Crowdy and Sandy Poustie
Companies

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...

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 2nd September 2004 at 9pm on ITV
Most recent repeats

Recording details

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

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