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.

Another series is in development.
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Series 2, Episode 3 - Blood Is Thicker

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.

Further details

Doc Martin visits the Flint brothers at the remote country home they share with their father Victor and mother Doreen. Wallace and Paddy Flint have been suffering chronic stomach disorders, and a blood test confirms they have salmonella poisoning.

Martin discovers the cause of the problem is probably the putrid contents of their fridge. But there's something else odd about this family with has a bizarre passion for taxidermy. The brothers and their father refuse to allow the doctor any where near Doreen.

In the village, policeman Mark's sister has arrived from Truro to establish a new branch of her herbal remedy business. Positioning herself as a healer of equal standing to Martin, it's not long before half of Portwenn seems to be taking one of her concoctions - and many with serious side-effects.

Broadcast details

Thursday 24th 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
Julia St. John Sandra Mylow
Nicholas Woodeson Victor
David Dawson Wallace
Del Synnott (as Del Synott) Paddy
David Schaal The Butcher
Ella Kenion Boy's Mother
Writing team
Jack Lothian Writer
Production team
Ben Bolt Director
Philippa Braithwaite Producer
Mark Crowdy Executive Producer

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