The trials and tribulations of Dr. Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes), a socially challenged doctor who moves from London to the picturesque village of Port Wenn in Cornwall.
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Series cast summary:
Martin Clunes ...  Dr. Martin Ellingham 71 episodes, 2004-2021
Caroline Catz ...  Louisa Glasson / ... 71 episodes, 2004-2021
Ian McNeice ...  Bert Large 70 episodes, 2004-2019
Joe Absolom ...  Al Large 65 episodes, 2004-2019
John Marquez ...  PC Joe Penhale 55 episodes, 2007-2019
Selina Cadell ...  Mrs. Tishell 49 episodes, 2004-2019
Jessica Ransom ...  Morwenna Newcross / ... 39 episodes, 2004-2019
Eileen Atkins ...  Ruth Ellingham 39 episodes, 2011-2019
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Dr. Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes), 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 (Stephanie Cole). 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 (Caroline Catz), are clearly attracted to each other and, despite their awkwardness, slowly develop a relationship. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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The phone number for the Large's restaurant (seen on their van) is 01632 960008. The 01632 area code is a fictional code used in U.K. productions. See more »

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Bert Large: Son, I know it's your phone bill and you've got your own money coming in, but those mobile phones damage your head membranes.
Al Large: Dad, I've got Bluetooth.
Bert Large: There you go, exactly my point.
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What a gem
24 May 2006 | by justimarieSee all my reviews

This gem of a series is lifted out of the sickly-sweet genre of medic/policeman in small quirky country community (often with 'heart' somewhere in the title and 'heartwarming' in the reviews - ugh!) by the spectacular social ineptness of the lead character, Doc Martin, perfectly played by Martin Clunes. Imagine the series if Doc Martin was an ordinary GP, and you'll see what I mean. I was first attracted by the wonderful scenery of Port Isaac in Cornwall (Port Wen in the series)but quickly got interested in how he was going to put his foot in it this week. The story lines are average I would say, some better than others, usually centred on a different medical incident each week, but the real interest is in the relationships between the villagers and the doctor, and how they develop over time. It is always entertaining (and even the not-so-good plot lines are enlivened by the beautiful landscape) and sometimes extremely funny - something to look forward to.


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1 January 2004 (USA) See more »

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