British Comedy Guide

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

Doc Martin (2004)

ITV comedy drama about village life. 62 episodes (8 series), 2004 - 2017. Stars Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom and others.

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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 the town of Bodmin was once the centre of mental health care for the South West.

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