Series 9, Episode 1 - To The Lighthouse
Dr Marrtin Ellingham's career is hanging in the balance. His future as a GP is under scrutiny from the General Medical Council following complaints about his irascible approach to patients, and his blood phobia.
A representative from the GMC, Rebecca Hedden has come to assess both Martin and his surgery. The Doc thinks the assessment is a complete waste of time and is quick to make his views clear to Dr Hedden.
Meanwhile his wife Louisa is pursuing a new career as a child counsellor. She is also concerned that their son James Henry is becoming too much like his father, and considers whether they should try for a little brother or sister. But is now the right time with her career change and Martin under review?
Morwenna is helping out at the pub, the Crab and Lobster, while Al tries to find extra staff. Morwenna feels taken for granted, and in an attempt to show her his appreciation, Al accidentally proposes to her, setting the village buzzing with their wedding plans.
Mrs Tishell decides to go on a date with Donald, whom she met at Book Club. But their trip to a lighthouse turns to disaster when Mrs Tishell suffers a terrible accident. The Doc has to commission a fishing boat, with PC Joe Penhale, to sail out to the lighthouse to treat her. Dr Hedden insists on joining them to monitor the Doc at work, but faces a life threatening situation herself.
- Wednesday 25th September 2019
- 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|
|Rosie Ede||Mel Hendy|
|Rory Wilton||Chippy Miller|
|Jason Baughan||Fisherman Gus|
|Hermione Gulliford||Dr Rebecca Hedden|
|Simon Chandler||Donald Abbott|
|Elizabeth Rider||Lamorna Hammond|
|Hugh Coles||Gerry Hammond|
|Elliott Blake||James Henry|
|Lindsay Sharp||Script Editor|
|Matthew Cooper||1st Assistant Director|
|Mark Crowdy||Executive Producer|
|Sandy Poustie||Associate Producer|
|Anthony Ainsworth||Production Designer|
|Jane Broomfield||Production Designer|
|Toby Whale||Casting Director|
|Simon Archer||Director of Photography|
|Stewart Meachem||Costume Designer|
|Alice Hopkins||Make-up Designer|
|Jack Lothian||Creative Consultant Producer|
It's been two years since we were last in the village of Portwenn, but in a ninth series, Martin Clunes's doctor is as grumpy as ever.Sarah Hughes, i Newspaper, 26th September 2019
Overall, the whole thing is like an advert for Ginsters pasties, and just a bit too twee and Cornish, like Poldark with a stethoscope.Sean O'Grady, The Independent, 26th September 2019