Series 9, Episode 2 - The Shock Of The New
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.
Martin finds it a complete waste of time, but both Ruth and Louisa point out how detrimental the outcome may be if he does not take it seriously.
Not only is there change for Martin, but for Louisa too. Having resigned as head teacher at Portwenn School, she is focused on her new career path as a child and adolescent counsellor.
James, however, seems to be struggling to socialise at nursery, and Louisa wonders if having a sibling for him might help. Martin is concerned when Louisa interrupts his phlebotomy course to tell him about a medical emergency; Lorna, the new head teacher, has collapsed.
At the Crab and Lobster Bert Large's cousin, Miles pops in with his fiancé Shirley with a proposed new addition to the pub menu: goat's milk ice cream. Customers are less than keen to try the unusual pudding.
Morwenna Newcross is disturbed to discover from PC Joe Penhale that Al Large didn't mean to propose to her, and demands to know the truth from Al. Al confesses it was an accidental proposal, but that he does want to marry her. It makes him realise he needs to prioritise Morwenna over the pub, which means finding extra staff. Much to Bert's dismay Al hires Caitlin Morgan, who he has been trying to avoid.
Morwenna is pleased Al is honest with her about the accidental proposal, and that the wedding is still on. But while practicing her First Aid Responder CPR training a little too vigorously on Al, she manages to crack one of his ribs.
- Wednesday 2nd October 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|
|Buffy Davis||Pippa Woodley|
|Rosie Ede||Mel Hendy|
|Elliott Blake||James Henry|
|Angela Curran||Caitlin Morgan|
|John Hollingworth||Professor Sam Bradman|
|Rosalie Craig||Lorna Argyll|
|Jeremy Swift||Miles Green|
|Ruth Gemmell||Shirley Knott|
|Olivia Darnley||Amy Boyd|
|Hamza Jeetooa||Dr Khan|
|Melanie Downs||Postwoman Steph|
|Lindsay Sharp||Script Editor|
|Aschlin Ditta (as Ash Ditta)||Writer|
|Mark Crowdy||Executive Producer|