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 1, Episode 4 is repeated on ITV3 today at 8pm.

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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

Date
Monday 26th October 2015
Time
9pm
Channel
ITV
Length
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
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