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

Doc Martin (2004)

ITV comedy drama about village life. 62 episodes (8 series), 2004 - 2017. Stars Martin Clunes, Buffy Davis, Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice and others.

Series 8, Episode 1 is repeated on Friday 27th July at 9pm.

Series 7, Episode 6 - Other People's Children

Martin and Louisa do not seem to be having much success with their therapy, so Dr Timoney advises that they should try and take things back to the beginning of their relationship and plan a date.

Further details

Doc Martin. Image shows from L to R: Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz), Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes). Copyright: Buffalo Pictures / Homerun Productions.

Martin and Louisa don't seem to be having much success with their therapy, so Dr Timoney advises that they should try and take things back to the beginning of their relationship, and plan a date, and try not to let their busy lives get in the way, even though Louisa is also trying to plan James Henry's first birthday party.

A last minute request from Danny, Louisa's ex-boyfriend, brings him and seven children from London camping on Ruth's farm, supervised by Al and Bert, but they need some children from a local school to show them around: Louisa feels she has to help her old friend out, even though this further adds to her load.
Martin is not at all pleased when Danny proceeds to try and intervene in their troubled relationship.

Things are going slightly better for Mrs Tishell and Clive, though Clive worries that he will not be able to keep up, when Mrs. Tishell invites him back into the bedroom, with disastrous consequences.

Things don't start off too badly for Martin and Louisa at the restaurant, but when Danny calls saying one of his children, Jake, has gone missing, date night is effectively over. When they finally find Jake, they also find Bert's whisky still, and PC Penhale is keen to lay down the law to Bert.

Martin and Louisa are left wondering if anything will ever go right for them, when Martin uncovers a health scare at James's party, that makes all the guests leave very quickly: not even Ruth's birthday cake can keep them there.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 19th October 2015
Time
9pm
Channel
ITV
Length
60 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Martin Clunes Dr Martin Ellingham
    Buffy Davis Pippa Woodley
    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
    Tristan Sturrock Danny
    Joe Reynolds Jake
    Miles Roughley Harry
    Jessica Emily Rose Mala
    Kerry Howard Alexandra Lucas
    Daniel Tuite Jerome Smith
    Christabel Muir Birthday Party Parent
    Kate Rawson Parent 1
    Ellis Griffith Tray
    Writing team
    Julian Unthank Writer
    Evie Bergson (as Evie Bergson-Korn) Script Editor
    Lindsay Sharp Script Editor
    Production team
    Ben Gregor Director
    Philippa Braithwaite Producer
    Mark Crowdy Executive Producer
    Nick McPhee Editor
    Anthony Ainsworth Production Designer
    Colin Towns Composer

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