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 6 - Accidental Hero

Louisa is questioning her decision to go back to studying - can she fit it all in? Meanwhile, Penhale holds a police open day, Martin injures himself tripping over Buddy, and James has started biting.

Further details

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.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 25th 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
Caroline Quentin Angela Sim
John Hollingworth Professor Sam Bradman
Samantha Spiro Tina Collins
Sally Messham Emily
Richard McCabe Trevor Dodds
Anna Burnett Daisy Taylor
Yolanda Kettle Hannah Butler
Writing team
Lindsay Sharp Script Editor
Julian Unthank Writer
Production team
Stuart Orme Director
Philippa Braithwaite Producer
Mark Crowdy Executive Producer
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