Doc Martin (2004– )

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Trials and tribulations of a socially challenged doctor in Cornwall, England

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 Dr. Martin Ellingham (46 episodes, 2004-2013)
Caroline Catz ...
 Louisa Glasson (46 episodes, 2004-2013)
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 Bert Large (46 episodes, 2004-2013)
Joe Absolom ...
 Al Large (41 episodes, 2004-2013)
John Marquez ...
 PC Penhale / ... (31 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Joan Norton (27 episodes, 2004-2009)
Selina Cadell ...
 Mrs. Tishell / ... (26 episodes, 2004-2013)
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 Pauline Lamb (24 episodes, 2005-2009)
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Dr. Martin Ellingham, a London-based surgeon, relocates to the picturesque seaside village of Port Wenn, establishing himself as the area's general practitioner. He grew up in the area having been raised by his now widowed Aunt Joan Norton. His reasons for leaving London and the high-paid life of a consultant are not clear initially but related to a phobia he has recently developed. He soon meets several of the locals and eccentricity abounds. Martin's situation is made more difficult by what can only be referred as an almost complete lack of an acceptable bedside manner. He is gruff, abrupt and intolerant, not only in issues related to medicine, but to life in general. He and the headmistress of the local school, Louisa Glasson, are clearly attracted to each other and despite their awkwardness, slowly develop a relationship. Written by garykmcd

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Tourists have mistaken the actual village of St. Wenn in Cornwall for the fictional Portwenn in Doc Martin. Tourists have asked the villagers if St. Wenn's where Doc Martin is filmed. They are directed to the actual film location, Port Isaac about 15 miles away. See more »

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Dr. Martin Ellingham: Bert, it's been a long day. Take two aspirin and insult me in the morning.
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Doc Martin has Aperger's Syndrome
8 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Martin Ellingham is NOT rude and unfeeling. It is simply a good portrayal of a person affected by Asperger's Syndrome, an "autism spectrum disorder" some might call "high function autism". Louisa isn't a harpy, she just doesn't understand how his mind works, that his reactions do not reflect the same sorts of intentions they would in "neuro-typical" people, such as herself. After the fact Martin might be able to reason out, with considerable thought, why others behave as they do, he just can't do the same on a moment to moment basis. It's not that he doesn't want to be empathetic, he is inherently thwarted. It's not possible, his brain doesn't work that way. And no, a child won't "cure" him. There is a genetic component to ASD.

"It takes one to know one."

Stephanie Cole played a lovable curmudgeon (but neuro-typical) in "Waiting for God."


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