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.

Returns Wednesday at 9pm. Episode Guide

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

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    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
    Sandy Poustie Associate Producer
    Nick McPhee Editor
    Anthony Ainsworth Production Designer
    Colin Towns Composer
    Kirstie Falkous Creative Consultant Producer
    John Regier Creative Consultant 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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