Doc Martin (2004– )
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The Portwenn Effect 

The doctor pays a visit to the forester, who apparently shares his shack with a giant squirrel. Little Peter Cronk gets into trouble over some nest boxes.

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Louisa Glasson
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Al Large
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Joan Norton
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Bert Large
Mary Woodvine ...
Mrs. Cronk
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Robin Thornton
Isabelle Barker ...
Mrs. Potter
Brian Abbott ...
Headmaster
T.J. Holmes ...
Rundle (as TJ Holmes)
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Mrs. Beckett
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With the the Portwenn Players annual dance coming up, Louisa tries to interest Martin in attending, but when he turns her down she gives her extra ticket to Mark Mylow who immediately misunderstands and thinks they now have a date. When Martin hears about it, he too misunderstands. Martin visits Stewart James, a recluse who thinks he lives with Anthony, a giant 6-foot squirrel. Martin wants to have him sectioned, but reconsiders following a subsequent visit. Young Peter Cronk gets into trouble when he's accused of destroying bird houses and feeders in various back gardens and runs away. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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23 September 2004 (UK)  »

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Dr. Martin Ellingham: Well, there's the mystery of medicine. Everyone comes to you for an opinion but when you actually give them that opinion nobody really wants it, do they?
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Celebration
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Written by Donna Johnson, Robert Kool Bell, Ronald Bell, George Funky Brown, Eumir Deodato, Robert Spike Mickens, Claydes Smith, J.T. Taylor, Dennis D.T. Thomas and Earl Toon
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The Other
10 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

This episode focuses in on those that are dismissed out of hand. We have a precocious young boy who is probably on the autism spectrum. He is blamed for things because of his proximity and his lack of social graces. The policeman who suffers from depression and a great need to be loved and an inability to trust. There is a forester who was in combat in Bosnia and who thinks he is visited by a giant red squirrel. They are all worthy characters who must battle preconceptions. The Doc begins by making judgments himself but gets a lesson. He is bound by his Hippocratic oath which doesn't always apply when it comes to this little village.


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