Doc Martin. Image shows from L to R: Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz), Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes). Copyright: ITV
Doc Martin

Doc Martin (2004)

  • TV comedy drama
  • ITV
  • 2004 - 2019
  • 70 episodes (9 series)

Comedy drama following the trials and tribulations of a socially challenged surgeon turned GP working in Cornwall. Stars Martin Clunes. Stars Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom, Selina Cadell and more.

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Series 7, Episode 5 - Control-Alt-Delete

Martin reaches breaking point with being followed around by Buddy: He resolves to find a vet to have him put him down.

Further details

Doc Martin. Image shows from L to R: Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes), Angela Sim (Caroline Quentin). Copyright: Buffalo Pictures / Homerun Productions

Martin resolves to find a vet to have Buddy put down.

Morwenna, and eventually Louisa, manage to persuade him that it isn't quite that simple - a vet will not put down a healthy dog just on Martin's say so. They intervene and find a new home for Buddy, with Angela Sim, a local vet, though Martin will have to take him there himself. Martin is not impressed by Angela's alternative approaches to medicine, even if it is veterinary medicine, but at least he has managed to offload Buddy onto her.

Meanwhile, Ruth finds out what Bert has been up to, in trying to make his own whisky, and he eventually persuades her to keep his secret.

Clive Tishell is suspicious of Mrs Tishell and who she might be cooking meals for, but decides to give her the benefit of the doubt so that they can really give their marriage another go.

PC Penhale wants to ask Janice out, but only succeeds in asking her to a barbecue at his place, and then has to persuade Al and Morwenna to come too, to make up the numbers.

Louisa and Martin's therapy homework results in a picnic, much to Martin's dismay, but even this doesn't go to plan, when they are interrupted by Angela and Buddy on the beach: Angela appears to be hallucinating, and Martin has to get Penhale to help him calm her down, so that he can treat her and find out what has been going on.

Newcomer to Portwenn, Debbie Sharrock, asks the Doc for a repeat prescription for her daughter Kelly. The doc refuses until he has been able to see Kelly's notes and make his own diagnosis.

Broadcast details

Monday 5th October 2015
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 5th August 2016 9:00pm ITV
Saturday 26th November 2016 8:00pm ITV3
Friday 11th August 2017 8:00pm ITV3
Wednesday 6th December 2017 8:00pm ITV3
Sunday 2nd December 2018 9:30am ITV
Friday 26th April 2019 8:00pm ITV3
Sunday 11th August 2019 5:10pm ITV3
Friday 24th January 2020 8:00pm ITV3
Tuesday 1st September 2020 7:00pm ITV
Friday 25th September 2020 9:00pm ITV3
Friday 11th December 2020 10:35am ITV3
Friday 9th July 2021 8:00pm ITV3
Friday 25th March 2022 9:00pm ITV3

Cast & crew

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
Ella Ainsworth Becky Trevean
Guest cast
Malcolm Storry Clive Tishell
Stephen Ventura Eric the Fishmonger
Emma Spurgin Hussey Clare Milson
Caroline Quentin Angela Sim
Holly Burgess Kelly Sparrock
Jason Gregg Rachel's Client
Finty Williams Debbie Sparrock
Maggie Tagney Molly the Collie Owner
Finn Corney Frisby Teenager
Writing team
Evie Bergson (as Evie Bergson-Korn) Script Editor
Lindsay Sharp Script Editor
Julian Unthank Writer
Production team
Charles Palmer Director
Philippa Braithwaite Producer
Mark Crowdy Executive Producer
Sandy Poustie Associate Producer
David Yardley Editor
Anthony Ainsworth Production Designer
Colin Towns Composer
Kirstie Falkous Creative Consultant Producer
John Regier Creative Consultant Producer

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