Trials and tribulations of a socially challenged doctor in Cornwall, England
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Doctor Bamford has had enough of village life and is desperate for some distance from inquisitive Cornish neighbours. When the local estate agent shows him Tregunnt Farm - derelict and ... See full summary »

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 Dr. Martin Ellingham (54 episodes, 2004-2015)
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 Louisa Glasson / ... (54 episodes, 2004-2015)
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 Bert Large (54 episodes, 2004-2015)
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 Al Large (49 episodes, 2004-2015)
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 PC Joe Penhale (39 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Mrs Tishell / ... (33 episodes, 2004-2015)
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 Joan Norton (27 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Pauline Lamb (24 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Morwenna Newcross / ... (24 episodes, 2004-2015)
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 Ruth Ellingham (23 episodes, 2011-2015)
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Dr. Martin Ellingham, a London-based surgeon, relocates to the picturesque seaside village of Portwenn, 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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This series is credited as "arising from" the film Saving Grace (2000). However the main character, played by Martin Clunes in both cases, is called Dr. Martin Bamford in the film and Dr. Martin Ellingham in this series. Also, the personality and the back-story of the two characters are different. See more »

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Dr. Martin Ellingham: Is there anyone here who has a genuine medical problem?
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This American Says Keep it British!!!
25 August 2009 | by (America) – See all my reviews

Doc Martin is as close as it gets to perfection. Martin Clunes and Dominic Minghella should (and I'm sure do) take intense pride over their creation. The writing is the best in the business, the director Ben Bolt is amazing, and the acting is subtle, natural, hilarious and touching. In addition to Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz has shown herself to be one of the best of her generation. And the scenery and music, of course, are beautiful.

Pleeeeeeaaaaaaaase, please, please Mr. and Mrs. Clunes: Don't sell out to us Yanks. Let the American version of Men Behaving Badly be your guide...Don't do it, ever, under any circumstances!


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