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 1, Episode 3 is repeated on ITV3 on Monday at 8pm.

Series 3, Episode 6 - Nowt So Queer

Portwenn is buzzing with the news of the engagement of Dr Ellingham and headmistress Louisa Glasson.

Further details

While Louisa begins to make arrangements for the wedding it's business as usual for the doctor. He's puzzled about why Beth Sawle's knee replacement wound is not responding to the treatment he's prescribed, and has become infected. He decides to visit her in the remote cottage she shares with her strange sister, Janet.

The doctor discovers Janet has been refusing to allow Beth to take the antibiotics the doctor has given her. She insists a potion she has made from mushrooms growing in the cellar of their house is a much more effective and natural method of treatment.

But on an inspection of the cellar the doctor discovers the mushrooms are also the cause of an outbreak of disease in the village. Bert Large, Postman Dave and restaurant chef, Mick Mabley, are among the victims.
Bert Large's ill health is not his only problem. His restaurant is in financial trouble. To cut costs he cancels the vegetable order with Aunt Joan, to her fury. Son Al decides it is time to take action to save the business.

Broadcast details

Monday 29th October 2007
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
John Marquez PC Penhale
Stephanie Cole Joan Norton
Katherine Parkinson Pauline Lamb
Joseph Morgan Mick Mabley
Guest cast
Tony Maudsley Dave
Thelma Barlow Beth
Irene Sutcliffe Janet
Writing team
Keith Temple Writer
Production team
Ben Bolt Director
Philippa Braithwaite Producer
Mark Crowdy Executive Producer

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