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.

Series 7, Episode 1 is repeated on ITV3 on Friday 10th January at 8pm.

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

Wednesday 25th 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
    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
    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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