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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Martin has new neighbours: Erica the new art teacher at Portwenn school has moved in with her daughter, Bernie.

Further details

Doc Martin. Image shows from L to R: Beth Traywick (Sigourney Weaver), Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes). Copyright: Buffalo Pictures / Homerun Productions.

After Martin and Louisa tell Dr Timoney about their failed date night, she questions their ultimate compatibility. She asks them if it is time they recognise that perhaps they are not meant to be together: something for them to go and think about.

Martin has new neighbours: Erica the new art teacher at Portwenn school has moved in with her daughter, Bernie. Though Louisa is happy to finally have found a permanent teacher, this proves to be short-lived when Erica wants to try out some rather alternative ideas on the children.

PC Penhale manages to protect everyone after a car accident outside the school, and Louisa is very surprised when the victim of the crash turns out to be Dr Timoney.

Penhale is happy to finally have his crime stopping talents recognised, but is confused when he is offered a transfer to Exeter, particularly as this will mean leaving Janice behind, even though he hasn't quite managed to ask her out yet.

Martin discovers that his new neighbour is both noisy and rather accident prone, and thinks nothing of calling on the doctor next door.

Bert, his whisky dream now in tatters, decides to go back to something he knows, and becomes a handyman. But even this doesn't really prove worthwhile, when his first customer, Erica, has an accident, and he has to call Martin in to help.

Louisa and Martin are intrigued when Dr Timoney invites them for an additional therapy session - she might just have worked out an answer to the question of their relationship. And an American tourist seeks help from the Doc.

Broadcast details

Monday 26th October 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
    Gemma Jones Annie Winton
    Sigourney Weaver Beth Traywick (American Tourist)
    Kelly Adams Erica Holbrooke
    Beatrice Playfoot-Orme Bernie Holbrooke
    Nicholas Lumley Jim Winton
    Steve Furst Inspector Salter
    Jason Squibb Man in Street
    Poppy Roe Mother
    Writing team
    Richard Stoneman 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
    Sandy Poustie Associate Producer
    Nick McPhee Editor
    Anthony Ainsworth Production Designer
    Colin Towns Composer
    Kirstie Falkous Creative Consultant Producer
    John Regier Creative Consultant Producer

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