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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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.

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There's concern in Portwenn that local radio presenter Caroline Bosman has a drink problem. She's been heard slurring her words during her broadcasts, and she's been seen driving erratically. Her marriage to Tom is on the rocks because of her strange behaviour.

Martin calls Caroline to the surgery to see if he can discover whether she is alcoholic. But she's so angry she refuses to stay long enough for any tests. Martin decides to report her erratic driving to PC Mark Mylow, and suggests he should make her take a breath test. He's worried she is a danger to herself and other road users.

Soon, it's not just Doctor Ellingham who've noticed Caroline's behaviour. Louisa too has become increasingly worried about her old friend, but her concerns are equally angrily dismissed.

Meanwhile, elderly local resident Vernon Cooke has come into the surgery because people have started to complain he smells. Sure enough, Martin and Pauline are horrified by the odour that pours into the building with him. Can the doc's tests come up trumps and find the cause of the overpowering whiff?

Broadcast details

Thursday 1st December 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
    Katherine Parkinson Pauline Lamb
    Stewart Wright PC Mark Mylow
    Tristan Sturrock Danny Steel
    Angeline Ball Julie Mitchell
    Guest cast
    Felicity Montagu Caroline Bosman (Radio Presenter)
    Hugh Lloyd Vernon Cooke
    Mark Buffery Tom Bosman
    David Charles Mr Addo
    Nicholas Pegg Passer-by
    Patricia Knight-Webb (as Trish Knight-Webb) Villager
    Brian Knight Mick
    Sophie Gomis Waitress
    Ingrid Oliver Radio Technician
    Writing team
    Dominic Minghella Writer
    Edana Minghella Writer
    Production team
    Ben Bolt Director
    Philippa Braithwaite Producer
    Mark Crowdy Executive Producer
    Evie Bergson Editor
    John Stothart Editor
    Anthony Ainsworth Production Designer
    Jane Broomfield Production Designer
    Colin Towns Composer
    Kirstie Falkous Creative Consultant
    John Regier Creative Consultant

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