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 8

Doc Martin. Image shows from L to R: Morwenna Newcross (Jessica Ransom), Janice (Robyn Addison).

1. Mysterious Ways

First broadcast: Wednesday 20th September 2017

After having therapy to save their marriage in the last series, Martin and Louisa face the challenge of living happily together with their baby James Henry. Meanwhile wedding bells are ringing for Portwenn's police constable, Joe Penhale and the Doc's nanny, Janice Bone.

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Doc Martin. John Rahmanzai (Art Malik).

2. Sons And Lovers

First broadcast: Wednesday 27th September 2017

With Janice gone, Martin and Louisa are looking for a nursery for James. Mrs Tishell is shocked to learn that Al has very high blood pressure. Ruth is approached about selling her farm. Louisa helps with the diagnosis of a pupil, which spurs her on to explore a possible career change. This is not welcome news for Martin, who dislikes change of any kind, even if it could be for the better.

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Doc Martin. Image shows from L to R: Al Large (Joe Absolom), Morwenna Newcross (Jessica Ransom).

3. Farewell My Lovely

First broadcast: Wednesday 4th October 2017

Martin is left holding the baby when Louisa has to take Year Six pupils sailing.

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Doc Martin. Image shows from L to R: Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes), Morwenna Newcross (Jessica Ransom).

4. Faith

First broadcast: Wednesday 11th October 2017

Having worked as missionaries in Kenya, Morwenna's parents, Jack and Tara Newcross, pay her a surprise visit.

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Doc Martin. Image shows from L to R: Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes), Angela Sim (Caroline Quentin).

5. From The Mouths Of Babes

First broadcast: Wednesday 18th October 2017

James is teething and nothing seems to be working, so Martin and Louisa try Mel's suggestion of amber beads. Mrs Tishell seems to be having a delayed onset of mourning. Al receives a Large whisky order, but when he tries to put the still together he has to ask Bert for help. Louisa has problems at school with Toby, who is Angela Sim's nephew.

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6. Accidental Hero

First broadcast: Wednesday 25th October 2017

Louisa is questioning her decision to go back to studying - can she fit it all in? Meanwhile, Penhale holds a police open day, Martin injures himself tripping over Buddy, and James has started biting.

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7. Blade On The Feather

First broadcast: Wednesday 1st November 2017

Martin wakes up to an empty bed. When he goes looking for Louisa he discovers she is trying to write her resignation letter.

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Doc Martin. Beth Traywick (Sigourney Weaver).

8. All My Trials

First broadcast: Wednesday 8th November 2017

Martin has not been able to practice ahead of his hearing but this does not stop patients asking for medical advice. Louisa goes to see Chris Parsons to find out how serious the hearing is. Penhale has commissioned a bust to recognise his contribution to Portwenn and the American is back to do some research into her family tree but has a medical issue she wants to see Martin about.

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