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.
SEASON 9 EPISODE GUIDE (Season 5 Encore Concludes Sept. 24, 2019 | SEASON 9 PREMIERE BEGINS OCT. 1, 2019)
S9E1: TO THE LIGHTHOUSE | PREMIERES TUES., OCT. 1 AT 8PM ET/5 PT
Despite proving himself in front of his peers last series, Doc Martin’s medical career is still under scrutiny because of his pre-existing blood phobia, and he has to pass three new courses. Louisa is now focused on her new career as a child and adolescent counsellor and plans to spend more time with James, who is struggling to socialize at nursery. Louisa starts to question whether him being an only child is a good idea.
S9E2: THE SHOCK OF THE NEW | PREMIERES TUES., OCT. 8 AT 8PM ET/5 PT
S9E3: S.W.A.L.K. | PREMIERES TUES., OCT. 15 AT 8PM ET/5 PT
S9E4: PAINT IT BLACK | PREMIERES TUES., OCT. 22 AT 8PM ET/5 PT
S9E5: WILD WEST COUNTRY | PREMIERES TUES., OCT. 29 AT 8PM ET/5 PT
S9E6: EQUILIBRIUM | PREMIERES TUES., NOV. 5 AT 8PM ET/5 PT
S9E7: SINGLE WHITE BEVY | PREMIERES TUES., NOV. 12 AT 8PM ET/5 PT
S9E8: LICENCE TO PRACTICE | PREMIERES TUES., NOV. 19 AT 8PM ET/5 PT
Preserve the Romance |
In the Series 5 premiere, the Doc is about to head home to London, with Louisa unsure as to where they stand.
Dry Your Tears |
Martin deals with an unexpected death, the demands of fatherhood, and the arrival of his Aunt Ruth.
Born With a Shotgun |
Sleepless nights are taking their toll on Martin and Louisa. Shirley thinks her son is poisoning her, and the Doc has a new receptionist who relies on “magic pills” to do her job.
Mother Knows Best |
Louisa’s mum arrives in Portwenn unexpectedly, and both Louisa and Martin are less than pleased.
Remember Me | Available to watch online below through Sept. 18, 2019
PC Joe Penhale gets a visit from his amnesiac wife. Romance may be in the air for Louisa’s mother Eleanor, and Martin and Louisa are running out of time to name their baby.
Don’t Let Go | Available to watch online below through Sept. 25, 2019
PC Joe Penhale is desperate to keep Maggie and show her how he’s changed. Martin has to rescue a muddled Mr. Coley from a rooftop. And the tension between Louisa and Martin reaches a breaking point.
Cats and Sharks | Available to watch online below through Oct. 2, 2019
Bert Large’s restaurant is in financial trouble, which puts him in danger and threatens the fundraiser for Florence Dingle’s cat sanctuary. Martin, preparing to leave Portwenn, shows little interest in planning his son’s christening.
Even After | Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 at 8pm ET
Mrs. Tishell’s crush on Dr. Martin takes a dramatic turn in this final episode of the season.
– 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
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
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.