Dr. Martin Ellingham is a successful London surgeon who decides to relocate to the seaside village of Portwenn to practice medicine as a GP. His reasons for doing so are his own and even ... See full summary »

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Dr. Martin Ellingham is a successful London surgeon who decides to relocate to the seaside village of Portwenn to practice medicine as a GP. His reasons for doing so are his own and even his aunt Joan, who lives locally, isn't quite sure what his motivation is. As Martin settles into the village he comes across the village characters: Bert Large and his son, who as general handymen take on fixing the plumbing in Martin's house; Colonel Gilbert Spencer who has a peculiar medical condition; and Louisa Glasson, the local school teacher who also happens to be the only member of the local medical advisory committee to argue against Martin's hiring in the first place. Martin's gruff demeanor and poor bedside manner brings him into conflict with several locals and he seriously considers packing it in. Written by garykmcd

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Opening credits for Felicity Montagu were end credited as Felicty. See more »

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Louisa Glasson: [spoken to Doc after staring at each other] You've got a problem.
[switches airplane seats]
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Brilliant series almost ruined by random fishwifery
22 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

What is it with British TV? It seems almost every fertile start is almost ruined by pointless female snarkiness. In the first six episodes of this series, the beautiful shots of the Cornish coast are overshadowed by the idiotic outbursts from receptionist Elaine. A bit of sass when the Doc gets a bit full of himself is probably needed, but with Elaine there so little that's funny about it that she does nothing for the show. One wonders why writer Minghella bothered with this character, unless of course it was to show how toxic the average young British woman has become. If this is the product of all that history, thank God the British Empire is no more. Elaine basically makes the show Unfunny, like an animal defecating in one's lounge room. Thank goodness she disappears after episode 6.


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