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 tomorrow at 8pm.

Doc Martin. Image shows from L to R: John Rahmanzai (Art Malik), Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes), Aunt Ruth Ellingham (Eileen Atkins).

Series 8, Episode 2 - Sons And Lovers

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.

Further details

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.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 27th 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
Buffy Davis Pippa Woodley
Rosie Ede Mel Hendy
Guest cast
Malcolm Storry Clive Tishell
Emma Handy Samantha Trappett
Tipper Seifert-Cleveland Astrid Trappett
Art Malik John Rahmanzai
Clive Russell Ken Hollister
Aaron Dart Maitre'D
Nick Sampson School Governor
Writing team
Richard Stoneman Writer
Evie Bergson (as Evie Bergson-Korn) Script Editor
Lindsay Sharp Script Editor
Production team
Nigel Cole Director
Philippa Braithwaite Producer
Mark Crowdy Executive Producer
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