When an obstetrician learns that his wife has been unfaithful to him with all three of his best mates, he decides to leave London for a short while to think about what to do next.

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When obstetrician Martin Bamford learns that his wife has been unfaithful to him with all three of his best mates, he decides to leave London for a short while to clear his head and decide what to do next. He heads to the village of Port Isaac in Cornwall where he had spent some time as a boy. He's a bit of an oddity in the village and some at least suspect he may be there for no good reason. He soon makes friends and finds himself working on a fishing boat and enjoying a somewhat carefree life. Someone in the village is distributing poison pen letters of a sort with messages or photos stuck inside jellies that people find on their doorstep. Soon, some of the villagers point the finger at Martin who thinks those accusing him are daft. Written by garykmcd

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When Doc Martin is burning his wife's photo in his Inn room, his cigarette is just lit. Then the photo he burns is shown burning out of control to MORE than half-burned from the back side. After he throws it in the trash bin and puts it out a couple seconds later, the photo is LESS than half burned and his cigarette shows ashes hanging off burnt half-way down as if a number of minutes had passed. See more »

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Judith Cadbury: Put the jelly DOWN!
Dr. Cadbury: Judith?
Judith Cadbury: What are you doing wearing my clothes?
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The beaming cherub, not the sharp-tongued Aspie
25 December 2013 | by (UWS, NYC, USA) – See all my reviews

Doc Martin Bamford, an amiable, dope-smoking GP in a Cornish fishing village, appears in the movie "Saving Grace" and two made-for-TV prequels that explained who he was and how he got that way. This first time out, he's an obstetrician not a surgeon, he doesn't lose it at the sight of blood, he's a beaming, rubber-faced cherub not a scowling, sharp-tongued Aspie--that's Doc Martin Ellingham, as thoroughly reimagined for the long-running series by Dominic Minghella (whose name, as somebody on an IMDb bulletin board pointed out, is an anagram of "Ellingham"). Too much info? Doesn't matter. This "Doc Martin" is the first of the TV prequels, not as clever or as original as the series, perhaps, but perfectly charming and involving all the same. Good work by Tristan Sturrock (he's in the series as well) as a laid-back lobsterman and Neve McIntosh as a witchy tavern singer (she's not, more's the pity, eh?).


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