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, Episode 4 is repeated on ITV3 on Friday at 8pm.

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

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
Philippa Braithwaite Producer
Mark Crowdy Executive Producer
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