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Old Dogs 

"Old Dogs" is an episode of Doc Martin starring Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, and Stewart Wright. With Elaine away with her boyfriend, Martin finds himself with a new receptionist in the form of her cousin, Pauline who arrives unannounced. He assists his aunt Joan by examining her ... See full summary »

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... Dr. Martin Ellingham
... Louisa Glasson
... PC Mark Mylow
... Joan Norton
... Al Large
... Danny Steel
... Muriel Steel
... Pauline Lamb
... Bert Large
... Mrs Tishell
Gerard Horan ... Eddie Rix
Julia Deakin ... Gloria Rix
Charlotte Palmer ... Shopkeeper
Oriane Messina ... High Trees Careworker
David Christian ... Bob
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With Elaine away with her boyfriend, Martin finds himself with a new receptionist in the form of her cousin, Pauline who arrives unannounced. He assists his aunt Joan by examining her friend, Muriel Steele. Her son, Danny Steele thinks she is displaying early signs of dementia and wants to put her in a home. Martin's initial examination reveals her to be perfectly normal but he must re-evaluate his diagnosis when she behaves oddly. Martin is also concerned when learns that Danny Steele and Louisa were once quite close and that they are apparently seeing each other again. Finally, he deals with the case of Eddie Rix who has a long history of injuries. He diagnoses any number of possible causes but the truth proves to be something completely unexpected. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Dr. Martin Ellingham: Pauline, I can't have patients' records filed under their first names.
Pauline Lamb: It was good enough in Newlyn.
Dr. Martin Ellingham: Well, what kind of surgery was it? A vets?
Pauline Lamb: Still a surgery.
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Doc Martin Theme
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Written by Colin Towns
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enjoyable
11 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

When this show begins, it's obvious that Martin Ellingham is a different sort. He tells folks to bugger off (that's VERY rude indeed) and often yells at people! He also thinks he knows everything--and often this IS the case!

Martin has two cases in this one that are perplexing. First, he's been asked to do a quick mental status exam on an old lady. Her nephew insists she's batty and needs to be put in a nursing home. However, she seems totally normal to the Doctor. What gives?! Second, a local man has gotten injured---and when Martin checks the man's records, he notices that he's getting hurt all the time! Yet, when he tries to discuss this with the guy and his wife, they quickly leave in a huff. What gives?! Hint...it's kind of creepy!!

In addition to these cases, you see hints that he is afflicted with an odd psychological problem for a doctor--hemophobia. In other words, at the sight of blood, he becomes violently ill!! This was definitely NOT the case with the other Doc Martin!

Overall, this is an enjoyable episode--one that is worth seeing.


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