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.

Episode menu

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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 8th January 2010 9:00pm ITV2
Tuesday 11th January 2011 4:00pm ITV1
Wednesday 4th May 2011 8:00pm ITV3
Saturday 10th March 2012 8:00pm ITV3
Sunday 29th July 2012 5:30pm ITV1
Saturday 26th January 2013 7:00pm ITV3
Saturday 26th October 2013 1:15pm ITV1
Monday 24th September 2018 8:00pm ITV3
Monday 24th June 2019 8:00pm ITV3
Friday 24th April 2020 8:00pm ITV3
Friday 15th January 2021 8:00pm ITV3
Friday 22nd October 2021 8:00pm ITV3
Friday 27th January 2023 8:00pm ITV3
Sunday 29th January 2023 2:40pm ITV3
Friday 26th January 2024 8:00pm ITV3
Friday 2nd February 2024 8:00pm ITV3
Saturday 3rd February 2024 9:50am ITV3

Cast & crew

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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