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 9, Episode 7 is repeated on ITV3 today at 8pm.

Series 7, Episode 4 - Education, Education, Education

Louisa and Martin have their first therapy session together - though neither of them was expecting that they would be given homework. Meanwhile, Peter Cronk gets some work experience at the surgery.

Further details

Doc Martin. Image shows from L to R: Al Large (Joe Absolom), Bert Large (Ian McNeice). Copyright: Buffalo Pictures / Homerun Productions.

Louisa and Martin have their first therapy session together - though neither of them was expecting that they would be given homework.

Peter Cronk, now 15, approaches Louisa to ask if Martin will allow him to do work experience at the surgery. Louisa is surprised, and impressed, when Martin agrees to this: perhaps he is learning to change after all.

Morwenna is not quite so happy about it when Peter starts trying to tell her what to do.

Mrs Tishell is surprised by the return of her husband, Clive, and even more so when he tells her he wants to give things another go.

Bert, after losing the restaurant and having nowhere to live except his new campervan, is looking around for other opportunities, but he is keeping everything close to his chest, and definitely away from the eyes of PC Penhale, who is trying to impress Janice.

Louisa has to call Martin to help her when one of her pupils, Jessy Bawden, collapses, during a school excursion, and together they rush Jessy to hospital. A young supply teacher at the school, Miss Grappy, had failed to spot the signs that Jessy was unwell, as she concentrated on her mobile phone and topping up her tan.

Peter's work experience doesn't work out quite as well as he had hoped, though he is very grateful he did it when Martin helps him to successfully treat his mother, Mrs Cronk.

Broadcast details

Monday 28th September 2015
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
Eileen Atkins Aunt Ruth Ellingham
Jessica Ransom Morwenna Newcross
Robyn Addison Janice
Emily Bevan Dr Rachel Timoney
Guest cast
Malcolm Storry Clive Tishell
Julie Neubert Mrs Harris
Alan David Mr Jarvis
Preston Nyman Peter Cronk
Kai Owen Mr Bawden
Phoebe Lyons Jessy Bawden
Hannah Arterton Miss Grappy
Austin Taylor Barney
Sarah Crowden Mrs Kelleher
Claire Patrick Patient
Stephanie Fayerman Mrs Simmons
Oliver Birch Tom
Laura James A&E Nurse
Paul Jacobs Senior Doctor
Mary Woodvine Mrs Cronk
Writing team
Richard Stoneman Writer
Evie Bergson (as Evie Bergson-Korn) Script Editor
Lindsay Sharp Script Editor
Production team
Charles Palmer Director
Philippa Braithwaite Producer
Mark Crowdy Executive Producer

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