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 8, Episode 6 is repeated on ITV3 on Friday at 8pm.

Series 7, Episode 1 - Rescue Me

After their tumultuous time last series, Louisa has gone for a break to visit her mother in Spain and to have some time to think, and get some perspective on their relationship. Martin is faced with the questions: will Louisa come back to him; and what can he do to make sure that she does?

Further details

Doc Martin. Image shows from L to R: Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes), Morwenna Newcross (Jessica Ransom), Steve Baker (Daniel Ryan). Copyright: Buffalo Pictures / Homerun Productions.

After their tumultuous time last series, Louisa has gone for a break to visit her mother in Spain and to have some time to think, and get some perspective on their relationship. Martin is faced with the questions: will Louisa come back to him; and what can he do to make sure that she does?

Martin knows that he needs to change for the sake of his marriage, and seeks out a therapist to try and effect this change. Aunt Ruth manages to find him someone very well qualified, Dr Rachel Timoney.

However, life in Portwenn transpires to get in Martin's way, in the shape of Steve Baker, and the lifeboat training exercise. Martin is not the only person inconvenienced.

Steve and his assistant Barry are meant to be helping Al get his new Bed and Breakfast ready in time for his first guests arriving, but Steve is never there and half the walls still haven't been plastered. Al can't even rely on his father or Morwenna for help, as Bert is upset that Al hasn't wanted his help in the past, and Morwenna has been roped into the lifeboat training exercise by her new flat-mate Janice).

When Steve collapses at the wheel of the lifeboat, the mock rescue becomes a real-life rescue, and Martin and PC Penhale race out to help Morwenna to save Steve's life. But marooned at sea, Martin is going to have trouble getting back in time to speak to Louisa and is in danger of missing his first scheduled therapy session.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 7th September 2015
Time
9pm
Channel
ITV
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Martin Clunes Dr Martin Ellingham
Caroline Catz Louisa Glasson
Ian McNeice Bert Large
Joe Absolom Al Large
John Marquez PC Penhale
Eileen Atkins Aunt Ruth Ellingham
Jessica Ransom Morwenna Newcross
Robyn Addison Janice
Emily Bevan Dr Rachel Timoney
Ella Ainsworth Becky Trevean
Guest cast
Iain Marshall Postman
Joss Porter Barry
Paul Thornley Gerry
Daniel Ryan Steve Baker
Dominic Coleman News Presenter
Writing team
Jack Lothian Writer
Evie Bergson (as Evie Bergson-Korn) Script Editor
Lindsay Sharp Script Editor
Production team
Nigel Cole Director
Philippa Braithwaite Producer
Mark Crowdy Executive Producer

Video

Doc Martin - Series 7, Longer Trailer

Martin Clunes returns to Cornwall to play the nation's favourite grumpy medic in a brand new series of Doc Martin.

Featuring: Martin Clunes (Dr Martin Ellingham).

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