Series 8, Episode 6 - Accidental Hero
Penhale decides to have a police open day to raise community awareness. The only genuine visitor he has though, is an angry farmer, Hannah Butler. Another three of her sheep have been stolen and Penhale seems to be doing nothing about it.
Louisa has arranged to get a lift with Tina, a classmate on her course. Louisa is questioning her decision to go back to studying - can she fit it all in as Tina does?
Morwenna is taking Al away for the weekend to try out Hannah's new glamping site, leaving Emily helping out at the surgery. Al is nervous to leave Bert running the pub but agrees. The trip doesn't go well when Hannah is distracted by the loss of her sheep, and then her alpaca. Also, as Hannah has Orf (a viral skin disease which can spread to humans by handling infected sheep and goats) she cannot serve Al and Morwenna any food. Al decides to take matters into his own hands, which doesn't end well when he accidentally burns the yurt down.
After Emily quits, Martin is left on his own in the surgery, when he manages to injure himself, tripping over Buddy. Now with Martin in an inflatable cast, Mrs Tishell insists she help out as receptionist.
Trevor Dodds the local butcher comes to see Martin for his diabetes check up, but he seems to have developed Orf too. Could there be a connection between the two cases?
James has started biting not only Louisa but other children at the nursery. Louisa is worried but Martin puts it down to his age. Louisa speaks to Tina about it but is surprised to find out Tina has spoken to their lecturer about it too. Martin is not impressed and Louisa takes it personally when Martin says there is something wrong with Tina. But Martin is proved correct, when Tina collapses from taking Modanifil, a smart drug, used for treating sleep disorders.
- Wednesday 25th October 2017
- 60 minutes
Show past repeats
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|
|Caroline Quentin||Angela Sim|
|John Hollingworth||Professor Sam Bradman|
|Samantha Spiro||Tina Collins|
|Richard McCabe||Trevor Dodds|
|Anna Burnett||Daisy Taylor|
|Yolanda Kettle||Hannah Butler|
|Lindsay Sharp||Script Editor|
|Mark Crowdy||Executive Producer|
|Sandy Poustie||Associate Producer|
|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|
|Jo Lea||1st Assistant Director|
|Jack Lothian||Creative Consultant Producer|
|Evie Bergson (as Evie Bergson-Korn)||Script Executive|
The gentle comedy series continues. Day-to-day life is complicated by Dr Ellingham's uniquely abrupt people skills and the strands of the plot stretch out from there. Tonight, Morwenna's absence from work becomes a dubious research opportunity for her replacement, while there is friction on Louisa's course when an ex-pupil shows up. And what is up with her co-student Tina, exactly? In other news, Al and Morwenna go glamping, with faintly humorous consequences.John Robinson, The Guardian, 25th October 2017