Doc Martin trivia
The doctor's surname, Ellingham, is an anagram of the surname of the programme's creator, Dominic Minghella.
The second series was dedicated to John Coleman, props manager, who died when he fell from a cliff in Port Isaac during a break in the filming of the programme.
There are references in the show to people being "a bit Bodmin". This is a reference to the fact that the town of Bodmin was once the centre of mental health care for the South West.