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 4 is repeated on ITV3 on Friday at 8pm.

Series 9

Doc Martin. Dr Rebecca Hedden (Hermione Gulliford). Copyright: ITV.

1. To The Lighthouse

First broadcast: Wednesday 25th September 2019

Martin's medical career remains under scrutiny as a GMC representative has come to assess him and his surgery. Meanwhile, Al accidentally proposes to Morwenna, and Mrs Tishell has a new lease on life.

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Doc Martin. Miles Green (Jeremy Swift). Copyright: ITV.

2. The Shock Of The New

First broadcast: Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Dr Martin Ellingham's GMC report has arrived. He's required to pass three refresher courses, which will then decide whether he is deemed fit to practice, starting with a phlebotomy course.

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Doc Martin. Image shows from L to R: Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes), Aunt Ruth Ellingham (Eileen Atkins).

3. S.W.A.L.K.

First broadcast: Wednesday 9th October 2019

Ruth is concerned about becoming increasingly forgetful, and is even more perturbed when Martin offers to perform a mini mental state examination. Meanwhile, Louisa plans a special evening to celebrate Martin's birthday, and Al decides to throw Morwenna a surprise engagement party on the same night.

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Doc Martin. Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz).

4. Paint It Black

First broadcast: Wednesday 16th October 2019

Martin has his second GMC assessment - mock surgery - and Buddy is missing. Meanwhile, Ken's arrival does not bring good news for Al and Bert, and Penhale is unhappy with the arrival of his predecessor, Mark Mylow, who tries to take charge of his investigation.


Doc Martin. Image shows from L to R: Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes), Robert Brooke (Danny Huston), PC Penhale (John Marquez).

5. Wild West Country

First broadcast: Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Martin investigates a shooting after local farmer Dennis Thorpe shoots Robert, after he took some of his eggs. Meanwhile, Emily returns to the surgery to see Martin after her acne medication causes a bad reaction, and a secret bidder buys the Crab and Lobster pub.


Doc Martin. Image shows from L to R: Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes), Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz).

6. Equilibrium

First broadcast: Wednesday 30th October 2019

Martin and Louisa have their first fertility consultation with Dr Emma Ryder. Well aware that Martin is able to perform the tests himself, she reminds him that he is the patient now, not the doctor.

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Doc Martin. Image shows from L to R: Angela Sim (Caroline Quentin), Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes).

7. Single White Bevy

First broadcast: Wednesday 6th November 2019

Caroline Quentin guest stars in this episode as local vet Angela Sim, who has to consult Dr Martin Ellingham about a lump in her breast.

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Doc Martin. Image shows from L to R: Morwenna Newcross (Jessica Ransom), PC Penhale (John Marquez), Al Large (Joe Absolom).

8. Licence To Practice

First broadcast: Wednesday 13th November 2019

Wedding bells are ringing in Portwenn with the preparations for Morwenna and Al's wedding. But some last minute hitches threaten to jeopardise their big day.

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