Word is getting out in the village about the doctor's 'little problem' with blood. When Peter Cronk is hurt concern about him brings Martin and Louisa closer together.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Felicity Montagu ...
Simon Greenall ...
Philip Rowe
Kurtis O'Brien ...
Mary Woodvine ...
Adrian Jarvis ...
Kyla Goodey ...
Audra Mitcheson-Piper ...


Martin's secret is finally out and his phobia becomes common knowledge in the village. As villagers begin to question the wisdom of having and MD who can't stand the sight of blood without becoming nauseous, Martin tries to go about his business in a normal way but doesn't take it all very well. When young Peter Cronk suffers a fall at school, Martin diagnoses a ruptured spleen but Peter may not make it to the hospital in time forcing Martin to face his fears. Written by garykmcd

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7 October 2004 (UK)  »

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When Louisa smashes the pane in Mrs Cronk's door to get in, she knocks out about 1/3 of the glass in that pane and reaches through to open the door. When she opens the door, it appears that all the glass in that pane has gone, but as the door continues to move the remaining glass can still be seen momentarily. See more »


Louisa Glasson: So how come you got a thing about blood?
Dr. Martin Ellingham: It's just a minor anxiety disorder resulting from overexposure to a high-pressure environment.
Louisa Glasson: Surgery.
Dr. Martin Ellingham: [nods] I was operating on a woman one day. Simple procedure. I went to see her in the ward beforehand. Her family were there; her husband, her sister and her son; and they were clinging to her. Wouldn't let go. Next time I saw her she was prepped and laid out before me on the operating table and I couldn't do it. I haven't been able to operate since ...
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