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: Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes), Angela Sim (Caroline Quentin).

Series 8, Episode 5 - From The Mouths Of Babes

James is teething and nothing seems to be working, so Martin and Louisa try Mel's suggestion of amber beads. Mrs Tishell seems to be having a delayed onset of mourning. Al receives a Large whisky order, but when he tries to put the still together he has to ask Bert for help. Louisa has problems at school with Toby, who is Angela Sim's nephew.

Further details

James is teething: nothing seems to be working, and nobody is getting any sleep. In desperation, Martin and Louisa agree to try Mel Hendy's suggestion of amber beads. They appear to be working, until James gets a bead stuck up his nose.

Mrs Tishell seems to be having a delayed onset of mourning and is "speaking to" Clive. Bert tries to offer advice, which only leads to Mrs Tishell shutting the pharmacy, inconveniencing everyone.

After receiving a large potential order of 'Large Whisky', Al tries to put together the still, with no luck. Al goes to Bert to ask for help, and Bert couldn't be more relieved to see him, as things were getting very tricky with Caitlin. But they will need to get Ruth's approval to go ahead.

Local artists, Lily and Walter O'Donnell are preparing for an upcoming exhibition. Walter puts Morwenna on the guest list after he sees Martin for his eye infection. Since Mrs Tishell has closed the pharmacy, Morwenna offers to deliver Walter's medication, but when she does, she finds a very ill Lily.

Louisa persuades Martin to go and speak to Mrs Tishell. He is the only person who she will listen to. Mrs Tishell reads more into it than Martin intended but does agree to reopen.

Louisa has further problems to deal with at school, when she meets Toby, Angela Sim's nephew. His parents think he has ADHD, but have left him with Angela whilst they are working abroad. Angela tries to juggle moving her surgery, looking after Toby and setting up a mobile veterinary clinic. Toby falls ill with Scarlet Fever and is sent home to rest. Toby infects Angela with lobar pneumonia, which Martin discovers when she collapses whilst out walking her dogs, and has to treat Angela in her surgery.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 18th October 2017
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
    Noah Frucella-Tildesley James Henry
    Luca Frucella-Tildesley James Henry
    Guest cast
    Angela Curran Caitlin Morgan
    Caroline Quentin Angela Sim
    Paul Copley Walter O'Donnell
    Rocco Peacock Toby
    Linda Broughton Lily O'Donnell
    Sam Alexander Rob Hellier
    Richard Hainsworth Fisherman
    Miles Sloman Guy
    Writing team
    Lindsay Sharp Script Editor
    Andy Rattenbury (as Andrew Rattenbury) Writer
    Production team
    Stuart Orme Director
    Jo Lea 1st Assistant Director
    Philippa Braithwaite Producer
    Mark Crowdy Executive Producer
    Sandy Poustie Associate Producer
    David Yardley Editor
    Anthony Ainsworth Production Designer
    Jane Broomfield Production Designer
    Toby Whale Casting Director
    Giles Gale Costume Designer
    Simon Archer Director of Photography
    Lorraine Hill Make-up Designer
    Colin Towns Composer
    Jack Lothian Creative Consultant Producer
    Evie Bergson (as Evie Bergson-Korn) Script Executive

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