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

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

Further details

Martin is left holding the baby when Louisa has to take Year Six pupils sailing. He has to collect James from nursery every afternoon, but with surgery hours Martin is constantly late.

He strikes a deal with Mel Hendy at the nursery to bring James home for a fee.

Martin is perturbed when he hears a voicemail left for Louisa inviting her to interview for a place on a Child and Adolescent Counselling course. She hadn't told him she was applying for the course.

Clive Tishell has taken up race walking in a bid to get fitter for his wife Sal. Bert decides to quit the whisky business after Ruth confirms she has decided to sell the farm, leaving Al in the lurch.

Morwenna urges Al to approach landlord Ken Hollister who has decided to close the pub, as it isn't a place for a recovering alcoholic. Ken isn't so sure Al is going to be any good, given his track record - unless Ruth acts as guarantor.

Ruth declines, feeling she is throwing good money after bad after discovering that Bert has squandered the overdraft of £5,000, which she now owes the bank.

In an attempt to prove Ruth wrong, Al and Morwenna organise an event to save the pub, and Al's chance of running a business. Disaster strikes at the event when Clive takes a turn for the worse.

Louisa's fears about sailing are justified when Amy Vincent, the sailing instructor, faints at the helm, causing the boat to steer off course and out to sea. Martin rushes to the rescue after Louisa calls him for help. A pupil helps steer the boat back to shore where Martin is waiting and able to treat Amy, though he is annoyed when he finds out that her condition is self-inflicted.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 4th October 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
Noah Frucella-Tildesley James Henry
Luca Frucella-Tildesley James Henry
Rosie Ede Mel Hendy
Guest cast
Malcolm Storry Clive Tishell
Angela Curran Caitlin Morgan
Clive Russell Ken Hollister
Bessie Carter Amy Vincent
Scott Fleming Frank Sidwell
Charlie Swift Steven Sidwell
Writing team
Lindsay Sharp Script Editor
Julian Unthank Writer
Production team
Nigel Cole Director
Philippa Braithwaite Producer
Mark Crowdy Executive Producer
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