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Doc Martin

Preserve The Romance (#501)

Dr. Martin Ellingham struggles to come to terms with fatherhood as his life changes dramatically. [46 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: DOC MARTIN is a catchy comedy drama that stars Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly) as Martin Ellingham, whose truculence and tactless manner causes mayhem in a small Cornish community. The series details the trials and tribulations of the brash Ellingham, once a celebrated London surgeon who left his job after developing a phobia to blood. After retraining as a general practitioner, he gets a job in the beautiful but sleepy village of Portwenn, replacing their deceased local doctor-but his abrasive personality doesn't exactly mesh with the pace of life in Cornwall.

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  • Going Bodmin (#101)

    As Martin moves in, he realizes that adjusting to village life is not going to be smooth sailing. [47 minutes]

  • Gentlemen Prefer (#102)

    When Martin fires Elaine for her inefficiency, he becomes universally disliked in the village. [46 minutes]

  • Sh*T Happens (#103)

    Dr. Martin announces on his new radio show that there is something dangerous in the public pool. [46 minutes]

  • The Portwenn Effect (#104)

    Martin makes a house call to the park ranger, who introduces him to a six-foot, red squirrel. [47 minutes]

  • Of All the Harbors in All the Towns (#105)

    An old flame of Aunt Joan sails back into her life, but Martin discovers he is seriously ill. [46 minutes]

  • Haemophobia (#106)

    Gossip about Martin's blood phobia seems to have spread around the village like wild fire. [47 minutes]

  • Old Dogs (#201)

    Dr. Martin Ellingham is still as clumsy as ever when it comes to forming relationships with women. [46 minutes]

  • In Loco (#202)

    Louisa seeks a promotion at the Portwenn School. Bert Large is testing out his culinary skills. [46 minutes]

  • Blood Is Thicker (#203)

    Bert Large has been hiding a secret from his son Al that threatens to jeopardize their relationship. [46 minutes]

  • Aromatherapy (#204)

    Local radio host Caroline Bosman may have a drinking problem. Martin tends to stinky Vernon Cooke. [46 minutes]

  • Always on My Mind (#205)

    Phil Pratt accuses the doctor of killing his wife Helen when he comes to their house to treat her. [46 minutes]

  • The Family Way (#206)

    The doctor is puzzled when his parents, whom he hasn't spoken to in years, make a surprise visit. [46 minutes]

  • Out of the Woods (#207)

    Soon to be married Mark Mylow gets lost in the woods with his best man and receives an adder bite. [46 minutes]

  • Erotomania (#208)

    Graham Orchard, a Salvation Army member, arrives in Portwenn to try to trace a missing woman. [49 minutes]

  • On the Edge (1 of 2) (#301)

    Martin fails to restart his relationship with Louisa. Her father Terry plans to smuggle explosives. [44 minutes]

  • On the Edge (2 of 2) (#302)

    Martin fails to restart his relationship with Louisa. Her father Terry plans to smuggle explosives. [48 minutes]

  • The Apple Doesn't Fall (#303)

    The doctor learns that the new police officer has narcolepsy. Bert Large is having a midlife crisis. [46 minutes]

  • Movement (#304)

    Bert Large opens his own restaurant, but things go wrong when people complain of food poisoning. [45 minutes]

  • City Slickers (#305)

    A family from the city seeks a new life by the sea and sets out to disrupt Portwenn's tranquility. [45 minutes]

  • The Admirer (#306)

    Louisa discovers she has a rival for Doc Martin's affections, a glamorous divorcee and hotel owner. [46 minutes]

  • The Holly Bears a Prickle (#307)

    While on their first date, Doc Martin makes an inappropriate remark and Louisa ends their affair. [46 minutes]

  • Nowt So Queer (#308)

    Portwenn is buzzing with the news of the engagement of Dr. Martin and Headmistress Louisa Glasson. [46 minutes]

  • Happily Ever After (#309)

    Martin has the dilemma of finding a replacement vicar three hours before his wedding to Louisa. [47 minutes]

  • Better The Devil (#401)

    Martin's dreams of the future are turned upside-down when Louisa returns to Portwenn with big news. [46 minutes]

  • Uneasy Lies The Head (#402)

    Martin struggles to deal with the news of Louisa's pregnancy and meets her strange Headmaster. [46 minutes]

  • Perish Together As Fools (#403)

    Louisa has a medical scare and Martin diagnoses officer Penhale's brother Sam with an illness. [46 minutes]

  • Driving Mr. McLynn (#404)

    Martin applies for a job in London and learns Louisa has applied to be her school's head teacher. [45 minutes]

  • The Departed (#405)

    On the ride back from a job interview in London, one of Martin's patients dies in the next seat. [46 minutes]

  • Midwife Crisis (#406)

    Martin meets the midwife who will be looking after Louisa and the two of them do not hit it off. [45 minutes]

  • Do Not Disturb (#407)

    Martin deals with the victim of an accident without hesitation, proving his blood phobia is cured. [46 minutes]

  • The Wrong Goodbye (#408)

    Martin is busy with patients on his last day in town. After a car accident, Louisa goes into labor. [46 minutes]

  • Dry Your Tears (#502)

    Determined to get to grips with fatherhood, Martin asks Louisa to move into his house. [46 minutes]

  • Born with a Shotgun (#503)

    Tempers are frayed as Martin and Louisa try to find ways to comfort their constantly wailing baby. [46 minutes]

  • Mother Knows Best (#504)

    Louisa's mother arrives in Portwenn unexpectedly and Louisa is far from happy about her arrival. [46 minutes]

  • Remember Me (#505)

    Martin and Louisa's baby still doesn't have a name. P.C. Joe Penhale's ex-wife Maggie visits. [46 minutes]

  • Don't Let Go (#506)

    Joe Penhale is desperate to keep his ex-wife Maggie. Tension is mounting between Louisa and Martin. [46 minutes]

  • Cats and Sharks (#507)

    Martin plans to leave Portwenn to resume his career as a surgeon after his baby's christening. [46 minutes]

  • Ever After (#508)

    Mrs. Tishell's long-standing crush on Dr. Martin Ellingham takes a dramatic turn. [46 minutes]

  • Sickness and Health (#601)

    Portwenn is buzzing about the wedding of the Doc and Louisa. Will they finally tie the knot? [48 minutes]

  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (#602)

    Martin and Louisa host a disastrous dinner party and Morwenna advertises for a lodger. [48 minutes]

  • The Tameness of a Wolf (#603)

    Ruth is invited on Radio Portwenn and attracts an admirer. Doc and Louisa find a replacement nanny. [48 minutes]

  • Nobody Likes Me (#604)

    Martin is coerced into taking James to playgroup and Ruth is having problems with her new neighbor. [47 minutes]

  • The Practice Around the Corner (#605)

    Mrs. Tishell returns to the village. Martin has to work out what is wrong with beachcomber Lorna. [47 minutes]

  • Hazardous Exposure (#606)

    Martin's mother returns to Portwenn with some interesting news. Bert has a question for Jennifer. [47 minutes]

  • Listen with Mother (#607)

    Martin reluctantly agrees to help Louisa hand out awards at her school's sports day. [48 minutes]

  • Departure (#608)

    Louisa has shocking news for Martin and Bert and Jennifer's party goes off with a bang. [47 minutes]

  • Rescue Me (#701)

    We start back in Portwenn with Martin, but Louisa is not there. After their tumultuous time last series, Louisa has gone for a break to visit her mother in Spain: to have some time to think and get some perspective on their relationship. Martin is faced with the questions: will Louisa come back to him; and what can he do to make sure that she does? Martin knows that he needs to try and change for the sake of his marriage, and promised Louisa that he would see a therapist to try and effect this change. Aunt Ruth manages to find him someone very well qualified to see Dr. Rachel Timoney. However, life in Portwenn transpires to get in Martin's way, in the shape of Steve Baker, and the Lifeboat training exercise. Martin is not the only person inconvenienced Steve and his assistant Barry are meant to be helping Al get his Bed and Breakfast ready in time for his first guests arriving, but Steve is never there and half the walls still haven't been plastered. Al can't even rely on his father or Morwenna for help, as Bert is upset that Al hasn't wanted his help in the past, and Morwenna has been roped into the Lifeboat training exercise by her new flatmate Janice. When Steve collapses, the mock rescue becomes a real life rescue, and Martin and Penhale race out to help Morwenna to save Steve's life. But marooned at sea, Martin is going to have trouble getting back in time to speak to Louisa and is in danger of missing his first scheduled therapy session. [45 minutes]

  • The Shock of the New (#702)

    After Martin's first session with Dr. Rachel Timoney, we see he may have me this match: if anyone is going to be able to help Martin change, then Dr. Timoney seems well-qualified. Louisa's return further raises questions around their relationship: in order to stay together, perhaps they need to spend more time apart, living in separate houses until they have worked through their issues. Meanwhile, Al welcomes his first fishing guests, but an uninvited one means that his good review is definitely not guaranteed. Bert decides to try and rejuvenate trade at the restaurant by joining an online voucher scheme, and offering a 2-for-1 lobster special with the help of Gus, a local fisherman. Morwenna thinks her responsibilities in the Surgery have increased, and asks Martin for a pay raise. Louisa, her return to school imminent, has to find a new babysitter to look after James Henry, and reluctantly decides to offer Janice a trial. Aunt Ruth has to face up to the fact that there is no escaping the aging process, but doesn't want Martin to be constantly making her accept her health limitations. Penhale is excited to receive his new police issue Taser, but Portwenn does not exactly offer him plenty of opportunities to try it out... [45 minutes]

  • It's Good to Talk (#703)

    Martin has decided he will be the one to move out of the Surgery to allow Louisa the space she needs, which Louisa does really appreciate. Louisa is intrigued to meet Martin's therapist, Dr. Rachel Timoney, but is not quite so happy when Rachel suggests that they should have therapy as a couple, instead of Martin having it on his own. Aunt Ruth, however, manages to persuade Louisa that being a part of it will allow her a chance to defend herself if she needs to. Janice's babysitting of James Henry does not get off to the best of starts, but fortunately Penhale is around to help her out. After his disastrous lobster special evening, Bert disappears, and Al is very concerned when Ruth tells him about Bert's behavior, and when he finds out there are bailiffs at the restaurant. Mrs. Tishell is concerned that Martin will not be able to look after himself living on his own, so decides that she is the best person to help him. The new Portwenn Radio DJ, Melanie, is trying to revitalize the station with a Healthy Eating Week segment, and tries to get Martin involved, but she ends up getting more than she bargained for when Martin has to perform an operation live on the air. [45 minutes]

  • Education, Education, Education (#704)

    Louisa and Martin have their first therapy session together - though neither of them was expecting that they would be given homework. Peter Cronk, now 15, approaches Louisa to ask if Martin will allow him to do work experience at the Surgery. Louisa is surprised, and impressed, when Martin agrees to this: perhaps he is learning to change after all. Morwenna is not quite so happy about it when Peter starts trying to boss her around in the Surgery. Meanwhile, Mrs. Tishell is surprised by the return of her husband, Clive, and even more so when he tells her he wants to give things another go. Bert, after losing the restaurant and having nowhere to live except this new camper van, is looking around for other opportunities, but he is keeping everything close to his chest, and definitely away from the eyes of Penhale, who is trying to impress Janice. Louisa has to call Martin to help her when one of her pupils, Jessy, collapses during a school excursion, and together they rush Jessy to the hospital. Peter's work experience doesn't work out quite as well as he had hoped, though he is very grateful he did it when Martin helps him to successfully treat his mother, Mrs. Cronk. [45 minutes]

  • Control-Alt-Delete (#705)

    Martin reaches his breaking point with being followed around by Buddy: he resolves to find a vet to have him put down. Morwenna, and eventually Louisa, manage to persuade him that it isn't quite that simple - a vet will not put down a healthy dog just on Martin's say-so. They intervene and find a new home for Buddy with Angela Sim, a local vet, though Martin will have to take him there himself. Martin is not impressed by Angela's alternative approaches to medicine, even if it is veterinary medicine, but at least he has managed to offload Buddy onto her. Meanwhile, Ruth finds out what Bert has been up to, in trying to make his own whisky, and he eventually persuades her to keep his secret. Clive is suspicious of Mrs. Tishell and who she might be cooking meals for, but decides to give her the benefit of the doubt so that they can really give their marriage another go. Penhale wants to ask Janice out, but only succeeds in asking her to a group BBQ at his place, and then has to persuade Al and Morwenna to come too, to make up the numbers. Louisa and Martin's therapy homework results in a picnic, much to Martin's dismay, but even this doesn't go to plan, when they are interrupted by Angela and Buddy on the beach: Angela appears to be hallucinating, and Martin has to get Penhale to help him calm her down, so that he can treat her and find out what has been going on. [45 minutes]

  • Other People's Children (#706)

    Martin and Louisa don't seem to be having much success with their therapy, so Dr. Timoney advises that they should try and take things back to the beginning of their relationship, and plan a date, and try not to let their busy lives get in the way, even though Louisa is also trying to plan James Henry's first birthday party. A last-minute request from Danny, Louisa's ex-boyfriend, brings him and seven children from London camping on Ruth's farm, supervised by Al and Bert, but they need some children from a local school to show them around: Louisa feels she has to help her old friend out, even though this further adds to her load. Martin is not at all pleased when Danny proceeds to try and intervene in their troubled relationship. Things are going slightly better for Mrs. Tishell and Clive, though Clive worries that he will not be able to keep up when Mrs. Tishell invites him back into the bedroom, with disastrous consequences. Things don't start off too badly for Martin and Louisa at the restaurant, but when Danny calls saying one of his children, Jake, has gone missing, date night is effectively over. When they finally find Jake, they also find Bert's whisky still, and Penhale is keen to lay down the law to Bert. Martin and Louisa are left wondering if anything will ever go right for them, when Martin uncovers a health scare at James's party, that makes all the guests leave very quickly: not even Ruth's birthday cake can keep them there. [45 minutes]

  • Facta Non Verba (#707)

    After Martin and Louisa tell Dr. Timoney about their failed date night, she questions their ultimate compatibility. She asks them if it is time they recognize that perhaps they are not meant to be together: something for them to go and think about. Martin has new neighbors: Erica the new Art Teacher at Portwenn school has moved in with her daughter, Bernie. Though Louisa is happy to finally have found a permanent teacher, this proves to be short lived when Erica wants to try out some rather alternative ideas on the children. Penhale manages to protect everyone after a car accident outside the school, and Louisa is very surprised when the victim of the crash turns out to be Dr. Timoney. Penhale is happy to finally have his crime-stopping talents recognized, but is confused when he is offered a transfer to Exeter, particularly as this will mean leaving Janice behind, even though he hasn't quite managed to ask her out yet. Martin discovers that his new neighbour is both noisy and rather accident-prone, and thinks nothing of calling on the doctor next door. Bert, his whisky dream now in tatters, decides to go back to something he knows, and becomes a handyman, though even this doesn't really prove worthwhile when his first customer, Erica, has an accident and he has to call Martin in to help. Louisa and Martin are intrigued when Dr. Timoney invites them for an additional therapy session she might just have worked out an answer to the question of their relationship. [45 minutes]

  • The Doctor Is Out (#708)

    As we reach the final episode in Series 7, Martin finds himself in a very unusual situation: trapped by Annie Winton, who desperately wants him to try and save her husband, Jim Winton, despite Jim having been recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. Annie insists that there must be something that Martin can do to help. Meanwhile, Ruth and Bert have a proposition to put to Al, regarding the whisky and the B&B. Louisa is very worried about Martin, and wonders if the breakdown of their therapy could have led him to decide to leave Portwenn for good. She calls on Morwenna, Janice and Ruth for help, but none of them have seen Martin. Penhale drives Louisa up to the Winton Farm, where despite Annie trying to persuade them otherwise, they discover Martin. Now reunited with Louisa, Martin manages to eventually find Jim and perform a life saving operation on him. But is it too late for Martin and Louisa to also save their marriage? [45 minutes]

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