Series 8, Episode 3 - Farewell My Lovely
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.
- Wednesday 4th October 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|
|Noah Frucella-Tildesley||James Henry|
|Luca Frucella-Tildesley||James Henry|
|Rosie Ede||Mel Hendy|
|Malcolm Storry||Clive Tishell|
|Angela Curran||Caitlin Morgan|
|Clive Russell||Ken Hollister|
|Bessie Carter||Amy Vincent|
|Scott Fleming||Frank Sidwell|
|Charlie Swift||Steven Sidwell|
|Lindsay Sharp||Script Editor|
|Mark Crowdy||Executive Producer|