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.

Another series is in development.
Series 5, Episode 5 is repeated on ITV3 today at 8pm.

Press Clippings

Mixed emotions in Cornish village as Doc Martin ends

TV series lured fans from all over the world to Port Isaac, bringing jobs and money, but critics complain it created a circus.

Steven Morris, The Guardian, 14th September 2020

Doc Martin to end

It's been confirmed that ITV's hit comedy drama Doc Martin will end after the next run of episodes. Series 10 is due to be filmed in 2021, but then Martin Clunes will stop playing the popular character.

British Comedy Guide, 7th September 2020 Awards 2019 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Awards 2019. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 13th January 2020

Doc Martin review

One last dose of feelgood fun . . . or was it?

Carol Midgley, The Times, 14th November 2019

The latest series of this contented yawn of a show comes to an end. Morwenna and Al are getting married but, this being a wedding in a TV drama, inevitably there are a few hitches. Meanwhile, Martin is sidetracked by an emergency when he should be working on his GMC assessment. Never knowingly over-dramatic, always entirely likable.

Phil Harrison, The Guardian, 13th November 2019

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

Cream was prescribed in lashings on Doc Martin (ITV), as two goat farmers went down with an itchy infection that left one paralysed in hospital - all because he wouldn't apply the ointment as the doctor (Martin Clunes) instructed.

After a couple of weary seasons, this long-running show has found its rhythm again. That's chiefly because the doc and his wife Louisa (Caroline Catz) are happily reconciled and devoted to their toddler, James... a boy who is showing all his father's obstinate lack of interest in other human beings.

Doc Martin fans are happy to see villagers stricken with respiratory crises caused by an allergy to gulls. They're positively disappointed if a patient with mildly raised blood pressure isn't incubating a plague of boils. Even a case of ebola would be acceptable. But this is entirely the wrong show for marital hostilities.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 3rd October 2019

Doc Martin, episode 2 review

This grumpy GP's diagnostic skills are unlike any other.

Gerard O'Donovan, The Telegraph, 2nd October 2019

Martin Clunes interview

The Doc Martin star tells Susan Griffin how it is.

Susan Griffin, Saga Magazine, 26th September 2019

Doc Martin review

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