First broadcast: Thursday 17th November 2005
Louisa is nervously awaiting an interview for promotion to head teacher of Portwenn Primary School, and she's anxious to make a good impression. The breakout of a highly contagious skin infection amongst the children isn't going to help any.
First broadcast: Thursday 24th November 2005
Doc Martin visits the Flint brothers at the remote country home they share with their father Victor and mother Doreen. Martin is also deeply troubled by the arrival of Mark's rude, overbearing sister in the village: a herbalist who is prescribing his patients all sorts of remedies.
First broadcast: Thursday 1st December 2005
There's concern in Portwenn that local radio presenter Caroline Bosman has a drink problem but she's having none of it. Doctor Ellingham is also struggling to deal with the elderly Mr Cooke, about whom there is the most dreadful smell for no apparent reason.
First broadcast: Thursday 8th December 2005
Having been called out to see bed-bound Helen Pratt, her husband, Phil, accuses Doc Martin of killing her when she dies mid-examination. Pauline's attention is distracted from surgery work when she's invited to join the Portwenn volunteer lifeboat crew.