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The trials and tribulations of Dr. Martin Ellingham, a socially challenged doctor who moves from London to the picturesque village of Port Wenn in Cornwall.
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...  Dr. Martin Ellingham / ... 62 episodes, 2004-2017
...  Louisa Glasson / ... 62 episodes, 2004-2017
...  Bert Large 62 episodes, 2004-2017
...  Al Large 57 episodes, 2004-2017
...  PC Joe Penhale / ... 47 episodes, 2007-2017
...  Mrs Tishell / ... 41 episodes, 2004-2017
Jessica Ransom ...  Morwenna Newcross / ... 32 episodes, 2004-2017
...  Ruth Ellingham 31 episodes, 2011-2017
...  Joan Norton 27 episodes, 2004-2009
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Dr. Martin Ellingham, a London-based surgeon, relocates to the picturesque seaside village of Port Wenn, where he establishes 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 surgeon are not clear initially but related to a phobia he has. 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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2 September 2004 (UK)  »

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Although this show prides itself on being shot on location in Cornwall, the entire set of Doc Martin's house (other than the exterior) is built in the barn of a farm outside Port Isaac. The set has movable walls to accommodate camera work and equipment. See more »

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Dr. Martin Ellingham: Bert, it's been a long day. Take two aspirin and insult me in the morning.
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Version of Doctor Mateo (2009) See more »

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Nice to keep up with what's good about the UK while far away.
20 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

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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