Doc Martin (2004– )

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

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Series cast summary:
 Dr. Martin Ellingham (51 episodes, 2004-2015)
Caroline Catz ...
 Louisa Glasson / ... (51 episodes, 2004-2015)
 Bert Large (51 episodes, 2004-2015)
Joe Absolom ...
 Al Large (46 episodes, 2004-2015)
John Marquez ...
 PC Joe Penhale (36 episodes, 2007-2015)
Selina Cadell ...
 Mrs Tishell / ... (30 episodes, 2004-2015)
 Joan Norton (27 episodes, 2004-2009)
 Pauline Lamb (24 episodes, 2005-2009)


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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Fictional Portwenn is shot in the real village of Port Isaac in Cornwall between tourist seasons. See more »


Dr. Martin Ellingham: [answering phone] Ellingham?
[to Elaine]
Dr. Martin Ellingham: It's for you.
Elaine Denham: I'm not here.
Dr. Martin Ellingham: Elaine's not here.
Elaine Denham: Hang on. Is that Greg?
Dr. Martin Ellingham: Are you Greg? Elaine for you.
Elaine Denham: [whispers] I'm not talking to Greg.
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Makes my night every time it comes on
1 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love a good TV series/drama, and Doc Martin is exactly that and more. Every time it comes on, it always makes my night, and is consistently wonderful and engrossing.

Doc Martin has some beautiful production values. The photography is always skillful, but I just love the beautiful, almost picturesque scenery. The music is lovely too, not just the accompanying music in scenes but the main title theme too.

Where Doc Martin also scores is in the writing. Of all the shows on ITV, this for me is one of the most consistent in terms of written quality, always being funny, subtle, honest and touching. The story lines are also very well explored, any issues or problems the characters face are done in a gripping way that doesn't patronise or offend.

The direction is great too, while the pace is never too rushed or too slow and each episode is a perfect length and leaves you satisfied when it ends.

The characters are always engaging, especially the title character, who is really quite lovable once you get to know him. The acting helps to make these characters likable, Caroline Catz and Ian McNiece are always great, but it is Martin Clunes who holds the show together and he is brilliant. I quite liked Clunes even before this show, especially in Goodbye Mr Chips, but after seeing him here I confess I love him even more now.

All in all, just wonderful and I am amazed how consistently strong it is. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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