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.

Returns Wednesday at 9pm. Episode Guide

Doc Martin. Image shows from L to R: Al Large (Joe Absolom), PC Penhale (John Marquez), Janice (Robyn Addison), Morwenna Newcross (Jessica Ransom).

Series 8, Episode 1 - Mysterious Ways

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.

Further details

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.

Al Large is struggling with the demands of being best man: trying to keep everyone happy, especially with his dad Bert's new 'Large Whisky' marketing antics of offering only whisky at the pre-wedding party.

The party doesn't get off to a great start when some of the guests start collapsing with mystery health problems. Martin quickly works out what the problem is.

Penhale has his own medical issue to deal with too, which could prevent him from making it down the aisle. The Doc diagnoses him with kidney stones and recommends pain killers, which Penhale refuses to take, worrying that he doesn't want to be 'drugged up' on his wedding day.

When the curate, Rosie Edwards, also raises her own concerns about the couple, Penhale and Janice start to wonder if this wedding is meant to be.

Louisa misses her son James Henry speaking his first word and she starts to think that she may be trying to juggle too many things. She fears her home-life is suffering, with all the things she has to deal with at school, and not having a nanny for the baby. Though she does manage to convince Martin that they should add to their household, as James Henry clearly loves Buddy the dog, and it would benefit him to have a pet.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 20th September 2017
Time
9pm
Channel
ITV
Length
60 minutes

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    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
    Ella Ainsworth Becky Trevean
    Buffy Davis Pippa Woodley
    Noah Frucella-Tildesley James Henry
    Luca Frucella-Tildesley James Henry
    Guest cast
    Malcolm Storry Clive Tishell
    Jason Baughan Fisherman Gus
    Lucy Briggs-Owen Rosie Edwards
    Emma Handy Samantha Trappett
    Olivia Elsden Ellie
    Tipper Seifert-Cleveland Astrid Trappett
    Writing team
    Jack Lothian Writer
    Lindsay Sharp Script Editor
    Production team
    Nigel Cole Director
    James Blackwell 1st Assistant Director
    Philippa Braithwaite Producer
    Mark Crowdy Executive Producer
    Sandy Poustie Associate Producer
    Nick McPhee Editor
    Anthony Ainsworth Production Designer
    Jane Broomfield Production Designer
    Toby Whale Casting Director
    Giles Gale Costume Designer
    Simon Archer Director of Photography
    Lorraine Hill Make-up Designer
    Colin Towns Composer
    Jack Lothian Creative Consultant Producer
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