Dr. Martin Ellingham is a successful London surgeon who decides to relocate to the seaside village of Portwenn to practice medicine as a GP. His reasons for doing so are his own and even his aunt Joan, who lives locally, isn't quite sure what his motivation is. As Martin settles into the village he comes across the village characters: Bert Large and his son, who as general handymen take on fixing the plumbing in Martin's house; Colonel Gilbert Spencer who has a peculiar medical condition; and Louisa Glasson, the local school teacher who also happens to be the only member of the local medical advisory committee to argue against Martin's hiring in the first place. Martin's gruff demeanor and poor bedside manner brings him into conflict with several locals and he seriously considers packing it in.
Did You Know?
The title of this episode, "Going Bodmin," is a common expression from Cornwall where the show is filmed. The term means "going mad" and refers to an asylum that was previously in Bodmin, Cornwall. See more
Opening credits for Felicity Montagu were end credited as Felicty. See more
[spoken to Doc after staring at each other
You've got a problem.
[switches airplane seats
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