Series 8, Episode 2 - Sons And Lovers
With Janice the nanny having left, Martin and Louisa need to find a nursery for James Henry. He is accepted at Portwenn Tots, but not before Martin can insult the nursery manager, Mel Hendy.
Martin isn't convinced recovering alcoholic Ken Hollister, the landlord of the local pub the Crab & Lobster, hasn't started drinking again, when he comes in for a consultation with fluid on the liver. When Ken collapses in the pub cellar Martin is able to diagnose Ken with Leptospirosis.
With the arrival in the pharmacy of a new blood pressure monitor Clive Tishell decides to test it on Al. Mrs Tishell who doesn't want Clive interfering with her customers, is shocked to see that Al has extremely high blood pressure and sends him to Martin with the warning of an impending heart attack.
Ruth is approached about selling her farm. It is an appealing opportunity with the B & B and the whisky business in which she invested, not doing well.
Al is taken by surprise when he finds an unhappy B & B customer, John Rahmanzai, has been waiting in the cold to check in, after Bert forgets to mention the booking. John has more of a connection to Portwenn than he thought, as he discovers that Ruth and his father knew each other better than they claimed. Martin saves John's life, after his adult-onset asthma takes a turn for the worse.
Louisa helps with the diagnosis of a pupil, Astrid Trappett after Astrid starts to behave strangely in class. This spurs Louisa 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.
- Wednesday 27th September 2017
- 60 minutes
Cast & crew
|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|
|Buffy Davis||Pippa Woodley|
|Rosie Ede||Mel Hendy|
|Malcolm Storry||Clive Tishell|
|Emma Handy||Samantha Trappett|
|Tipper Seifert-Cleveland||Astrid Trappett|
|Art Malik||John Rahmanzai|
|Clive Russell||Ken Hollister|
|Nick Sampson||School Governor|
|Evie Bergson (as Evie Bergson-Korn)||Script Editor|
|Lindsay Sharp||Script Editor|
|Mark Crowdy||Executive Producer|