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.
Series 3, Episode 5 is repeated on ITV3 on Friday at 8pm.

Series 2, Episode 5 - Always On My Mind

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.

Further details

Irate husband Phil Pratt accuses Martin of killing his wife when he comes to their house to treat her. The doctor is in the middle of examining Helen when she suffers a suspected stroke, and before an ambulance can be called she's dead.

The Pratts' next door neighbour is Martin's Aunt Joan. She's devastated to discover her good friend Helen has died. Mr Pratt's anger leads to a feud between him and Joan, which begins with him spraying pesticides near her land. It's not long before an horrific accident on the farm leaves Mr Pratt desperately needing the doctor to save his life.

Meanwhile, back at the surgery, Pauline's attention is distracted from her job as a position has opened on the local lifeboat's volunteer crew, and she's next in line to try out for the position. Can she get fit in time? Ross seems to think she already is.

PC Mark has concerns of a very different kind when a road incident involving new villager Julie puts the pair back in each others' paths...

Broadcast details

Thursday 8th 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
Stephanie Cole Joan Norton
Katherine Parkinson Pauline Lamb
Stewart Wright PC Mark Mylow
Tristan Sturrock Danny Steel
Angeline Ball Julie Mitchell
Guest cast
Finlay Robertson Ross
Roger Lloyd Pack Phil Pratt
Jean Trend Helen Pratt
Rebecca Callard Tricia Soames (Teaching Assistant)
Derren Litten (as Derren Little) Tony (Tanker Driver)
John Larson Mr Lewis
Isabelle Barker Patient 2
Mark Carey Patient 3
Writing team
Richard Stoneman Writer
Production team
Ben Bolt Director
Philippa Braithwaite Producer
Mark Crowdy Executive Producer

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