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 Joe 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 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 »

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Patient: And you reckon these will work, do you?
Dr. Martin Ellingham: No - I just prescribe them for fun.
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Nice to keep up with what's good about the UK while far away.
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Being an ex-pat Brit, I am well aware of how the country has changed in many ways not to my liking, but one thing they still do so well in the UK has not changed, and that is dramas of this genre. I lived in various parts of the English countryside as a kid, and I know that eccentric characters like this really do abound. As for the comment about the local lovelies, you should try the seaside towns of Cardigan Bay in Wales, a goodly number of beauties there, I assure you, it must be the bracing sea air. Regarding another comment, I too went to the church and lit a candle to pray that nobody in Hollywood will even think of making an American version of this very charming drama. Looking forward to the fourth series and also hoping for a happy ending, soppy romantic that I am.


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