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 6 - The Family Way

Dr Martin Ellingham's parents, Christopher and Margaret, make a surprise visit to Cornwall to stay with their son.

Further details

The doctor hasn't spoken to his parents for seven years, and the relationship between them is barely cordial. He's puzzled why they should turn up out of the blue to see him. But he does his best to welcome them to his home, even though his father delights in sneering at his drop in status from surgeon to GP. Christopher Ellingham is a suave surgeon, oozing charm, nothing like his son.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 15th December 2005
Time
9pm
Channel
ITV
Length
60 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Martin Clunes Dr Martin Ellingham
    Caroline Catz Louisa Glasson
    Ian McNeice Bert Large
    Stephanie Cole Joan Norton
    Katherine Parkinson Pauline Lamb
    Stewart Wright PC Mark Mylow
    Tristan Sturrock Danny Steel
    Jeff Rawle Roger Fenn
    Angeline Ball Julie Mitchell
    Guest cast
    John Woodvine Christopher Ellingham
    Claire Bloom Margaret Ellingham
    Ruth Sheen Maureen
    Andrea Riseborough Samantha
    Sasha Tilley Nikki
    Natalie Pownall Becky
    Writing team
    Dominic Minghella Writer
    Edana Minghella Writer
    Production team
    Ben Bolt Director
    Minkie Spiro Director
    Philippa Braithwaite Producer
    Mark Crowdy Executive Producer
    Colin Towns Composer
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