Series 9, Episode 7 - Single White Bevy
While at the surgery Angela comments on Buddy, the dog, not being himself. Buddy's condition worsens and Martin rushes him to Angela's surgery. He discovers Angela can barely see and diagnoses cat scratch fever. But her condition means she can't operate on Buddy, and that the Doc must carry out the surgery himself, under her guidance, to save the dog.
Selina Cadell's daughter Letty Thomas joins her for this episode of Doc Martin to play her character Mrs Tishell's young cousin Sarah Cardy, who is shadowing her for some work experience. Initially seeing her as a protégé, this quickly changes when Mrs Tishell realises Sarah could have jeopardised her relationship with Martin by giving Louisa the wrong medication to help with her fertility treatment.
One of Louisa's clients, Bethany Degan, arrives at the surgery unannounced, posing a dilemma for Louisa. She knows she shouldn't be seeing her, but she just cannot turn away a desperate child, and hopes a quick session will not do any harm.
Al is officially moving in with Morwenna ahead of their wedding. Caitlin is more thrilled by this than Bert, who fears she has ulterior motives, now it's just the two of them. Bert sees a softer side to Caitlin though, when they end up getting trapped in the cellar overnight. Maybe she isn't as bad as he first thought?
Meanwhile Ruth is increasingly concerned about Martin's upcoming final GMC assessment. She tries to offer advice, but quickly realises it is falling on deaf ears - until his blood phobia causes him to pass out again. Both Ruth and Louisa think an intervention may be the only thing that can help.
- Wednesday 6th November 2019
- 60 minutes
Show past repeats
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|
|Angela Curran||Caitlin Morgan|
|Caroline Quentin||Angela Sim|
|Milly Toomey||Bethany Degan|
|Letty Thomas||Sarah Cardy|
|Robyn Addison||Janice Bone|
|Lindsay Sharp||Script Editor|
|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|
|Sam Smith||1st Assistant Director|
|Jack Lothian||Creative Consultant Producer|
After a first half that's sleepy even by Doc Martin standards, this episode ends with two fine comic set pieces: first, a diagnosis battle with a vet (Caroline Quentin, reunited with her Men Behaving Badly co-star Martin Clunes), and then a layered misunderstanding involving a knife wound. Bloody good fun.Jack Seale, The Guardian, 6th November 2019