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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Martin Clunes' wife, Philippa Braithwaite, is one of the producers on the show. See more »

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Patient: And you reckon these will work, do you?
Dr. Martin Ellingham: No - I just prescribe them for fun.
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Among the best TV dramas to come out of Britain
21 May 2006 | by mitchell-81See all my reviews

This is a question as well as a comment. Following the final episode of the Doc Martin series just shown by the Australian Broacasting Commission was the caption "Dedicated to John Coleman". I can find no reference to John Coleman on the Doc Martin website. I am guessing he was one of the writers. Am I right? By the way, I loved the series, but one or two things bothered me. The plots were interesting enough and the most of the characters were beautifully drawn, but to some extent some of them were a bit two-dimensional. For example the professionally super-efficient Doc Martin was so rude to everyone that one could hardly believe that any of his patients would ever come back for more. The policeman was (at least until the final episode) unbelievably inept, if not dim-witted. Sorry but I couldn't accept the snake bite episode, when the Doc displayed more patience with the mad forest ranger than he had with the entire village of (reasonably) sane people. The final episode was by far the most believable and the best. On the credit side I found the casting perfect, the setting idyllic and the photography exquisite. The whole thing was so beautiful it made me wonder why I ever left the dear old place. Is there to be more? Dennis Mitchell.


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