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.
Previous episodes are available to watch below for 14 days after their encore broadcast dates.
Return to the very beginning of Doc Martin and enjoy his first years in Portwenn again! Season 1 encores starting Jan. 8, 2019
EPISODE GUIDE (Seasons 1 – 3 Encore Jan. 8, 2019 – May 28, 2019)
Going Bodmin | Available to watch online through Jan. 22, 2019
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 | Available to watch online through Jan. 29, 2019
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.
Sh*t Happens | Tues., Jan. 22, 2019
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 | Tues., Jan. 29, 2019
Dr. Ellingham turns down an invitation to a dance and helps out park ranger Stewart, who is having visions of a six-foot squirrel.
Of All The Harbours in All The Towns | Tues., Feb. 5, 2019
Joan’s old flame reappears, but ill health threatens his attempt to rekindle the fire. Al pursues Elaine, and a teen develops a crush on Doc Martin.
Haemophobia | Tues., Feb. 12, 2019
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 | Tues., Feb. 19, 2019
Relations between Martin and Louisa 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 | Tues., Feb. 26, 2019
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 | Tues., Mar. 5, 2019
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.
Aromatherapy | Tues., Mar. 12, 2019
There is concern that a local radio presenter (FELICITY MONTAGU) may have a drinking problem when she starts slurring her words and driving erratically. Meanwhile, Martin faces a sensitive situation with a smelly patient.
Always on My Mind | Tues., Mar. 19, 2019
When Helen Pratt (JEAN TREND) dies in the middle of an examination, her irate husband Phil (ROGER LLOYD PACK) accuses Martin of killing her. Pauline is set to realize her dream of joining the Portwenn lifeboat crew.
The Family Way | Tues., Mar. 26, 2019
Martin’s puzzlement at a visit from his parents (JOHN WOODVINE and CLAIRE BLOOM) turns to dismay when he learns the reason. School secretary Maureen Tracey receives startling news when she consults with Martin about her recent weight gain.
Out of the Woods | Tues., Apr. 2, 2019
Mark Mylow’s wedding plans are in jeopardy when he is bitten by a snake. Bert tries to spruce up Al’s new flat. Meanwhile, North Cornwall beaches are stormed by legions of poisonous fish.
Erotomania | Tues., Apr. 9, 2019
Julie tells PC Mylow that they’re going to have a baby, but that doesn’t square with medical test results. Danny asks Louisa to move in with him.
Tick Tock | Tues., Apr. 16, 2019
Once again, Dr. Martin Ellingham is the centre of drama and lingering gossip as he runs to the aid of headmistress Louisa Glasson after seeing her faint at school. When school dinner lady Alison Lane brings her out-of-control daughter to him for medical assessment, Martin prescribes good parenting.
The Morning After | Tues., Apr. 23, 2019
Bert Large could be the man to put Portwenn on the culinary map but the new business adventure is fraught with problems and Doc Martin steps in after Louisa falls victim to food poisoning.
Love Thy Neighbour | Tues., Apr. 30, 2019
An unconventional family of city slickers upset Louisa and the doctor when they crash their romantic dinner. Mrs. Averill has an innocent rash that turns out to be a symptom of tuberculosis. At first, Martin is baffled as to where she might have caught the disease, but when young Sam Oakwood also becomes ill, Martin uncovers the truth.
The GP Always Rings Twice | Tues., May 7, 2019
Louisa is furious to discover she has a rival for the doctor’s affections: glamorous divorcee and hotel owner, Carrie.
Breaking Up is Hard to Do | Tues., May 14, 2019
Martin and Louisa attempt a romantic date, but the clumsy doctor manages to ruin the night. Pauline’s gambling addiction is having disastrous repercussions.
The Two of Us | Tues., May 21, 2019
Portwenn is buzzing with the news of the engagement of Dr. Martin and Louisa Glasson. Doc Martin discovers the cause of the aspergillosis outbreak.
In Sickness and In Health | Tues., May 28, 2019
Doc Martin and Louisa’s wedding day preparations include a bridesmaid with an eye patch, a drunken vicar and a flooded reception hall.
– SEASON 8 EPISODE GUIDE (ORIGINALLY PREMIERED NOV./DEC. 2017, ENCORED NOV. 2018 – JAN. 2019) –
S8E1: MYSTERIOUS WAYS
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.
S8E2: SONS AND LOVERS
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.
S8E3: FAREWELL, MY LOVELY
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.
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.
S8E5: FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES
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.
S8E6: ACCIDENTAL HERO
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.
S8E7: BLADE ON THE FEATHER
Available to watch online through Jan. 9, 2019
Martin wakes up to an empty bed. When he goes looking for Louisa he discovers she is trying to write her resignation letter…
S8E8: ALL MY TRIALS
Available to watch online through Jan. 16, 2019
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.