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"Doc Martin" Don't Let Go (2011)

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Doc Martin: Season 5: Episode 6 -- PC Penhale takes desperate measures to convince Maggie to stay in Portwenn. When Aunt Ruth discovers old family photos, Martin is reminded of his unhappy childhood. Martin and Louisa can't seem to agree on anything, and tensions reach a breaking point.


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Original Air Date:
17 October 2011 (Season 5, Episode 6)
As Maggie regains her memory and aims to leave Portwenn,a desperate Joe tries to impress her into staying by being assertive... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Ben Bolt 
Writing credits
Chris Hurford (written by) and
Tom Butterworth (written by)

Dominic Minghella (series created by)

Craig Ferguson (Arising from the film "Saving Grace" created by) &
Mark Crowdy (Arising from the film "Saving Grace" created by)

Produced by
Philippa Braithwaite .... producer
Mark Crowdy .... executive producer
Kirstie Falkous .... creative consultant producer
Sandy Poustie .... associate producer
John Regier .... creative consultant producer
Original Music by
Colin Towns (music composed by)
Cinematography by
Simon Archer (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Nick McPhee 
Casting by
Toby Whale 
Production Design by
Anthony Ainsworth 
Jane Broomfield 
Costume Design by
Les Lansdown 
Makeup Department
Iain Guthrie .... makeup artist
Pat Hay .... make-up & hair designer
Gillian Thomas .... makeup artist
Production Management
Stephen Barker .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Bunce .... second assistant director
Glyn Harper .... third assistant director
Stuart Renfrew .... first assistant director (as Stewart Renfrew)
Art Department
Mark Brooks .... stand-by props
Phil Bull .... dressing props
Dempsey Cook .... prop master
Jaeson Finn .... storyboard artist
Alan Maull .... construction manager
Ian Newton .... dressing props
Richard Palin .... graphics designer
Beth Pell .... stand-by art director
Roy Speakman .... stand-by carpenter
Paul Tormey .... production buyer
Kip Walker .... stand-by props
Sound Department
Joshua Bamford .... sound trainee (as Josh Bamford)
Pietro Dalmasso .... foley mixer
John Downer .... supervising sound editor
Loveday Harding .... boom operator
Simon Hayter .... sound recordist
Sarah Morton .... dialogue editor
Alan Sallabank .... dubbing mixer
James Hyde .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Jamie Edgell .... stunt coordinator
Chris Newton .... stunt rigger
Nick Wilkinson .... stunt coordinator
Nick Wilkinson .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
David Ashby .... grip
Neil Brown .... focus puller
Dave Carey .... camera operator (as David Carey)
Jay Handscomb .... stand-by rigger
Daniel Jones .... grip trainee
Mark Keeling .... best boy
Ross Onions .... clapper loader
Alex Parish .... camera trainee
John Walker .... gaffer
Casting Department
Solomon Artistes .... extras casting
Victoria Connell .... crowd casting
Anna Cooper .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Helen Felstead .... costume assistant
Susan Gurley .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Rob Cooper .... on-line editor
Samantha Hollingdale .... colorist
Deborah Kavanagh .... assistant editor
Aaron Coot .... dailies operator (uncredited)
Location Management
Johnny Bamford .... location manager
Alana Hallett .... assistant location manager
Other crew
Evie Bergson .... script development (as Evie Bergson Korn)
Molly Bolt .... producer's assistant
Rachael Bone .... production runner
Kate Brown .... floor runner
Mike Fidduch .... unit catering (as Mike Fiddock)
David Flynn .... unit catering (as Dave Flynn)
Chris Green .... production accountant
Sonia Hooper .... Dodger's handler
Robert Leedham .... script editor
Caroline O'Reilly .... script supervisor
Valerie Rose .... assistant production coordinator
Martin Scurr .... medical advisor (as Dr Martin Scurr)
Miles Sloman .... floor runner
Adele Steward .... production coordinator
Gosel Tom-Baird .... floor runner (as Gosel Tom Baird)
Paul Zieleniec .... assistant accountant

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mark Crowdy  creator
Craig Ferguson  creator
Dominic Minghella  creator

Production Management
Ali James .... unit manager
Art Department
Iain Andrews .... production buyer
Sound Department
Jamie Gambell .... boom operator
Andreas Petrides .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Wayne Mansell .... generator operator
Editorial Department
Steve Farman .... negative cutter
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

46 min (DVD)

Did You Know?

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): During the roof rescue scene, Martin calls Mr. Coley "Mr. Creley", "Mr. Maynard", and "Mr. Munsen".See more »
[first lines]
Ruth Ellingham:[eating a chicken dinner in Ruth's kitchen] So, who's going to look after the baby while you're at work?
Louisa Glasson:My mother.
Dr. Martin Ellingham:If she remembers to turn up.
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Doc Martin ThemeSee more »


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Martin continues to annoy Louisa...., 30 April 2015
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

The main plot in this episode involves Police Constable Penhale and his ex-wife. She now knows that she's had a memory loss and is divorced from Joe and you slowly realize why she left him--he's a complete weenie and a wimp. So, he tries pathetically to convince her he isn't--by arranging to have folks have fake confrontations with him. Then, she'll see him behave manly and want to stay. Oddly, this does work...for a while.

Additionally, Louisa is at her wits end. A lot of kids come down with poisoning at school and Martin cannot identify the cause at first. And if this isn't bad enough, Martin keeps telling her how to discipline the kids and tells her they're all ill-behaved monsters! And, to further alienate himself from her, Martin arranges for a christening without telling her first!

This is a pretty typical sort of episode though not quite as memorable as many from season five. Worth seeing, though.

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