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

Doc Martin (2004)

ITV comedy drama about village life. 70 episodes (9 series), 2004 - 2019. Stars Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom and others.

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Series 2, Episode 1 - Old Dogs

Martin Ellingham is still avoiding Louisa after his faux pas at the hospital. Meanwhile an old friend of auntie Joan's appears to be suffering from dementia, and fisherman Eddie has a possible broken rib after a mugging.

Further details

Dr Martin Ellingham is still as clumsy as ever when it comes to forming relationships with the opposite sex. Just when things were beginning to look rosily romantic between him and pretty school teacher Louisa Glasson, he made a terrible faux pas. Jealousy rears its ugly head when an old flame of Louisa's, suave architect Danny Steel arrives in Portwenn, apparently intent on romancing her again.

Danny has come to visit his mother Muriel, and is furious to discover that thanks to the doctor's intervention his mother can no longer go into the nursing home, as he had arranged.

Meanwhile, local fisherman Eddie Rix comes to see the Doc with severe abdominal bruising and a possible broken rib. When he later falls off his boat in the harbour, Martin recommends a full set of brain scans at the hospital in Truro - but neither Eddie nor his wife seem keen...

Broadcast details

Thursday 10th November 2005
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Martin Clunes Dr Martin Ellingham
    Caroline Catz Louisa Glasson
    Ian McNeice Bert Large
    Joe Absolom Al Large
    Selina Cadell Mrs Tishell
    Stephanie Cole Joan Norton
    Katherine Parkinson Pauline Lamb
    Stewart Wright PC Mark Mylow
    Tristan Sturrock Danny Steel
    Guest cast
    Margaret Tyzack Muriel Steel
    Gerard Horan Eddie Rix
    Julia Deakin Gloria Rix
    Charlotte Palmer Shopkeeper
    Oriane Messina High Trees Careworker
    David Christian Bob
    Brian Knight Dom
    Elaine Claxton A&E Receptionist
    Jo Bowis A&E Doctor
    Writing team
    Dominic Minghella Writer
    Edana Minghella Writer
    Production team
    Ben Bolt Director
    Philippa Braithwaite Producer
    Mark Crowdy Executive Producer
    Nick McPhee Editor
    Evie Bergson Editor
    Anthony Ainsworth Production Designer
    Jane Broomfield Production Designer
    Colin Towns Composer
    Kirstie Falkous Creative Consultant
    John Regier Creative Consultant

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