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Louisa's first Skype call for her new course doesn't go as planned when Martin decides to tell the lecturer his thoughts on the coursework.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Clunes ... Dr. Martin Ellingham
Caroline Catz ... Louisa Ellingham
Ian McNeice ... Bert Large
Eileen Atkins ... Ruth Ellingham
Joe Absolom ... Al Large
Jessica Ransom Jessica Ransom ... Morwenna Newcross
John Marquez ... PC Joe Penhale
Selina Cadell ... Mrs Tishell
Angela Curran Angela Curran ... Caitlin Morgan
Kevin Doyle ... Jack Newcross
Rebecca Lacey ... Tara Newcross
Marlene Sidaway ... Mary Rawlings
Ethan Lawrence ... Dan Willis
Rory Wilton ... Chippy Miller
Christabel Muir Christabel Muir ... Andrea Willis


Having worked as missionaries in Kenya, Morwenna's parents, Jack and Tara Newcross, pay her a surprise visit, and are surprised by the relationship between her and Al. Morwenna is shocked to discover the real reason for her parents' return is that Tara has cancer. She has decided against treatment because of her faith. Both Morwenna and Martin think this is a foolish decision. Louisa's first Skype call for her new course doesn't go as planned when Martin decides to tell the lecturer his thoughts on the coursework. There has also been a break-in at the school. The thief doesn't appear to have stolen anything - but has torn up photographs. Initially Louisa suspects it is vandalism, but Penhale isn't so sure. When it happens again, this time at the Lifeboat Station, Penhale is able to piece together, with the help of Louisa, that Dan Willis, a former pupil, is the face being torn out of the photographs. With the help of Dan's mum, Andrea Penhale decides to set a trap to catch him by ...

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11 October 2017 (UK) See more »

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Rory Wilton plays Chippy Miller in this episode and a further six. He earlier played the part of Mr Hubble in episode 5.1, Doc Martin: Preserve the Romance (2011). See more »


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Utter Stupidity
15 April 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This was a very well done episode. Al is making a go of the pub and is living with Morwenna. One morning the doorbell rings and it is Morwenna's missionary parents. They have been out of her life, living in Africa, but they still are judgmental. They represent the worst kind of religion, the kind where they won't allow common sense to enter into anything. The mother believes she has liver cancer and refuses to allow Martin to follow up on it. We also have Louisa's efforts to take courses to become a child therapist. And a series of strange events are taking place after a young man returns to town from the University. And there are also two dogs. While some of the episode is pretty predictable, Martin makes things really click.

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