Series 8, Episode 7 - Blade On The Feather
It is the annual Portwenn versus Port Carran gig race and school gig festival. Penhale is the umpire, and Morwenna is the Portwenn team captain. Penhale notices that the Port Carran team captain, Alice has something wrong with her leg and sends her up to see Martin. Morwenna needs to find a replacement rower when Eric dislocates his finger.
Since Bert has gout, Al tries to get out of the race as he'll need to look after the pub. But Bert lands him in it, as the pub will be closed during the race, and Bert has plans of his own.
Martin diagnoses Alice with a Baker's Cyst; he needs to drain the fluid from the cyst in case it bursts. Alice has a fear of needles and passes out, knocking her head on the medical tray as she falls. Martin rushes to her assistance but passes out himself when he sees the amount of blood on her head.
Mel Hendy goes to see Martin at the surgery about a rash that could be infectious, but she opens up about her concerns over her husband's drinking. Martin encourages Mel to get Graham to come and see him.
Louisa wants to buy a car from Mel's husband Graham, the local garage owner. Graham promises to drive down to the school play later on. After Mel and Graham drop off the car at the school they watch the performance and the race.
Graham seems to be very drunk, though he claims he hasn't touched a drop. When an embarrassed Mel reprimands, him he decides to leave. Graham accidently reverses the car, and hits Bert's trestle table. Despite Penhale's positive breathalyser test on Graham, Martin thinks Graham is telling the truth and he could have 'auto-brewery syndrome'.
Before Penhale can make any arrests they hear from the gig race that Alice has collapsed. Martin rushes down to help, but Alice makes it very clear she wants nothing more to do with him. As Martin and Louisa arrive back at the surgery, Chris Parsons is waiting for them: Alice has made a formal complaint about Martin's blood phobia and his passing out during her procedure.
- Wednesday 1st November 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|
|Ella Ainsworth||Becky Trevean|
|Buffy Davis||Pippa Woodley|
|Noah Frucella-Tildesley||James Henry|
|Luca Frucella-Tildesley||James Henry|
|Rosie Ede||Mel Hendy|
|Vincent Franklin||Chris Parsons|
|Angela Curran||Caitlin Morgan|
|Stephen Ventura||Eric the Fishmonger|
|Emma Handy||Samantha Trappett|
|Richard Lumsden||Graham Hendy|
|Pippa Nixon||Alice Taylor|
|Julian Seager||Local Man|
|John Macneill||Mr Cleveland|
|Maggie Tagney||Female Patient|
|Dash Cole||Boy at Fair|
|Lindsay Sharp||Script Editor|
|Mark Crowdy||Executive Producer|
|Anthony Ainsworth||Production Designer|
|Jane Broomfield||Production Designer|