Martin Clunes shines in his role as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the GP with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood, in the enormously successful dramedy produced by Buffalo Pictures and set in the idyllic Cornish hamlet of Portwenn.
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– EPISODE GUIDE –
Going Bodmin | Sept. 5, 2017.
Former surgeon Dr. Martin Ellingham jumps at the chance to take over the general medical post in a sleepy Cornish hamlet, but his sharp suits, flashy car and chilly bedside manner are foul medicine to the locals.
Gentlemen Prefer | Sept. 12, 2017.
Dr. Ellingham stops the villagers from using his waiting room as a social club, fire receptionist Elaine, and treats the cough of a sour-faced former teacher. [Jeff Rahwle]
Sh*t Happens | Sept. 19, 2017.
Doc Martin faces on-air grilling by radio host Caroline, Al Large clashes with his father over plans to go to college, and a nasty stomach bug invades the village.
The Portwenn Effect | Sept. 26, 2017.
Dr. Ellingham turns down an invitation to a dance and helps out park ranger Stewart (Ben Miller), who is having visions of a six-foot squirrel.
Of All The Harbours in All The Towns | Oct. 3, 2017.
Joan’s old flame (John Alderton) reappears, but ill health threatens his attempt to rekindle the fire. Al pursues Elaine, and a teen develops a crush on Doc Martin.
Haemophilia | Oct. 10, 2017.
With the whole of Portwenn abuzz over Doc Martin’s blood phobia, an accident at the school leads to a life-threatening crisis.
Old Dogs | Oct. 17, 2017.
Relations between Martin and Louise are tense after their disastrous first kiss. Martin gets a new receptionist and discovers the shocking truth about a catalogue of mysterious injuries suffered by a local fisherman.
In Loco | Oct. 24, 2017.
Louisa is up for promotion to head teacher of Portwenn Primary School, but with Martin on the board of governors the odds may be stacked against her. Bert Large tests his culinary skills on the villagers when he temporarily takes over running the local fish and chip shop.
Blood is Thicker | Oct. 31, 2017.
Bert Large hides a heartbreaking secret that could jeopardize his relationship with son Al. Martin makes a house call to the Flint brothers and begins to harbour suspicions about their mother, who hasn’t been seen in years.
– SEASON 8 BEGINS! –
Episode 1 | Nov. 7, 2017.
After successfully rekindling their relationship in spite of, rather than because of, their couples therapy, Louisa and Martin start Series 8 living together again in the surgery. Everything looks like it could be on an even keel for them at long last.
Episode 2 | Nov. 14, 2017.
With Janice having left, Martin and Louisa need to find a nursery for James. He is accepted at Portwenn Tots, but not before Martin can insult the nursery manager, Mel.
Episode 3 | Nov. 21, 2017.
Louisa decides to implement a rota to help with the smooth running of the Ellingham household; she soon starts to regret it when Martin takes it a bit too literally. Louisa has to take Year Six pupils sailing, much to her dismay, as Pippa has fallen ill. Martin is then left with collecting James from nursery every afternoon that week.
Episode 4 | Nov. 28, 2017.
Having worked as missionaries in Kenya, Morwenna’s parents, Jack and Tara Newcross, pay her a surprise visit, and are surprised by the relationship between her and Al. Morwenna soon finds out the reason for her parents visit: Tara has terminal liver cancer. She has decided against treatment because of her faith. Both Morwenna and Martin think this is a foolish decision.
Episode 5 | Dec, 5, 2017.
James is teething: nothing seems to be working, and nobody is getting any sleep. In desperation, Martin and Louisa agree to try Mel’s suggestion of amber beads. They appear to be working, until James ends up getting a bead stuck up his nose.
Episode 6 | Dec. 12, 2017.
Penhale decides to have a Police Open day to raise community awareness. The only genuine visitor he has though, is an angry farmer, Hannah Butler. Another three of her sheep have been stolen and Penhale seems to be doing nothing about it.
Episode 7 | Dec. 19, 2017.
Martin wakes up to an empty bed. When he goes looking for Louisa he discovers she is trying to write her resignation letter…
Episode 8 | Dec. 26, 2017.
As per Chris Parsons’ advice, Martin has not been practicing for a week before his hearing. This does not stop patients asking for his help though. Bill Potter, a local potter, approaches Martin with a suspected ganglion.