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Doc Martin 

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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 70 episodes, 2004-2019
Caroline Catz ...  Louisa Glasson / ... 70 episodes, 2004-2019
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 / ... 40 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 fictional village of Portwenn is filmed in the real-life village of Port Isaac, Cornwall, England, U.K. between tourist seasons. See more »

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Joan Norton: Look, Marty, you do realise that the villagers are dusting off their pitchforks, don't you?
Dr. Martin Ellingham: Yes. Exactly how many generations ago did the inbreeding start with these people?
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This American Says Keep it British!!!
25 August 2009 | by pertinaciousbreathSee all my reviews

Doc Martin is as close as it gets to perfection. Martin Clunes and Dominic Minghella should (and I'm sure do) take intense pride over their creation. The writing is the best in the business, the director Ben Bolt is amazing, and the acting is subtle, natural, hilarious and touching. In addition to Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz has shown herself to be one of the best of her generation. And the scenery and music, of course, are beautiful.

Pleeeeeeaaaaaaaase, please, please Mr. and Mrs. Clunes: Don't sell out to us Yanks. Let the American version of Men Behaving Badly be your guide...Don't do it, ever, under any circumstances!


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1 January 2004 (USA) See more »

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