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

Doc Martin (2004)

  • TV comedy drama
  • ITV
  • 2004 - 2019
  • 70 episodes (9 series)

Comedy drama following the trials and tribulations of a socially challenged surgeon turned GP working in Cornwall. Stars Martin Clunes. Stars Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom, Selina Cadell and more.

  • Final series begins filming in February 2022

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Series 9, Episode 6 - Equilibrium

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

Dr Edward Mullen returns to the surgery, this time not to assess Martin, but rather ask for advice on his own medical matter. Julia Pote is also back to see Martin for an allergy profile after her sudden allergic response and is concerned when Martin uncovers she has pernicious anaemia too.

A case of vandalism at a local surf school is reported and PC Joe Penhale is on the case. On arrival at the beach Penhale realises he went to school with Nathan Fowler, who runs the surf school with his heavily pregnant wife Mags. Penhale offers to help Nathan optimise his security, to prevent this from happening again. As a thank you, Nathan offers Penhale a surf lesson. Penhale doesn't think he's cut out to be a surf dude, but he agrees to give it a go, with disastrous results.

Meanwhile Louisa's having the phlebotomy room painted, to prepare for her first supervised counselling session.The painter, Paul, seems to have a personal hygiene problem, and is leaving a nasty odour around the place. The Doc diagnoses excessive sweating, and offers to treat him. Martin can't believe that Paul's girlfriend Ally hasn't noticed the odour until an examination reveals she has nasal polyps. After Martin removes them she can suddenly smell her boyfriend's problem. Louisa's first session doesn't end well when Professor Sam Bradman collapses during the session with sciatica.

The new owner of the Crab and Lobster, Caitlin Morgan, decides that Al should work at her convenience store. Ever the entrepreneur, Al sets up a street food stall using the store's produce which is past its best. Bert is feeling the pressure from Caitlin, and urges Al to come back to the pub. But Al is enjoying his booming new business venture until Caitlin finds out what he has been doing behind her back.

Morwenna's First Aid Responder beeper goes off and with the Doc away she leaps into action, pedalling her bike to the beach as fast as she can. Mags Fowler has gone into labour and her husband Nathan has had an accident while surfing. Morwenna takes charge of the medical emergency until the doc arrives to deliver the baby.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 30th October 2019
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 20th March 2020 9:00pm ITV3
Tuesday 19th May 2020 7:00pm ITV
Monday 23rd November 2020 8:00pm ITV3
Friday 17th September 2021 8:00pm ITV3

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
Elliott Blake James Henry
Guest cast
Angela Curran Caitlin Morgan
John Hollingworth Professor Sam Bradman
Conleth Hill Dr Edward Mullen
Olivia Poulet Julia Pote
Lucy Russell Dr Emma Ryder
James Lance Nathan Fowler
Susannah Fielding Mags Fowler
Tom Glenister Paul
Sofia Oxenham Ally
Milly Toomey Bethany Degan
Writing team
Lindsay Sharp Script Editor
Chris Reddy Writer
Production team
Charles Palmer 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
Simon Archer Director of Photography
Stewart Meachem Costume Designer
Alice Hopkins Make-up Designer
Colin Towns Composer
Sam Smith 1st Assistant Director
Jack Lothian Creative Consultant Producer

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