British Comedy Guide

Doc Martin. Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes). Copyright: Buffalo Pictures / Homerun Productions.

Doc Martin (2004)

ITV comedy drama. 54 episodes (7 series), 2004 - 2015. Stars Martin Clunes, Stephanie Cole, Katherine Parkinson, Stewart Wright, Tristan Sturrock, Lucy Punch, Jeff Rawle and others.

Series 8 expected in the autumn of 2017.
Series 7, Episode 3 is repeated on ITV3 on Friday at 8pm


The doctor's surname, Ellingham, is an anagram of the surname of the programme's creator, Dominic Minghella.

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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.

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There are references in the show to people being "a bit Bodmin". This is a reference to the fact that "Bodmin" was once the centre of mental health care for the South West.

Source: IMDb

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