"Meet Martin Ellingham, an eminent physician with a nasty disposition. Forced to give up his career as a London surgeon after developing a fear of blood, he takes a job as GP in the sleepy Cornish village of Portwenn. His irascible manner and permanent scowl soon have the town in an uproar; he insults each patient he sees and offends nearly everyone else. The only person who's glad to see him is his aunt Joan."--sleeve.
Episode 1. Meet Martin Ellingham,...
Martin Clunes is back as the surly, self-centered Dr. Martin Ellingham. In the fifth series, the doctor plots his escape from the idyllic town of Portwenn and its idiosyncratic residents. Includes eight episodes.
Doc Martin continues his misanthropic adventures in the idyllic seaside village of Portwenn. The fourth season of the hit dramedy sees two unexpected arrivals that complicate the good doctor's already messy life. Contains eight episodes.
Episode 1. Martin's fear of blood has not decreased and he almost gags when he has to remove a crayon from a school-girl's ear. For all this he is still interested in returning to surgery. Louisa has left town and...
Dr. Martin Ellingham is brilliant, dedicated, and highly efficient. He's also brusque, abrasive, and terrified of blood. Once a successful London surgeon, he's now a GP in the idyllic Cornish fishing village of Portwenn, where he's every bit as eccentric as the villagers he serves.
All is not well for brilliant but boorish Dr. Martin Ellingham as the hit British dramedy returns. To Martin's utter disgust, his medical practice remains under official scrutiny because of his pre-existing blood phobia, and he is forced to attend refresher courses starting with phlebotomy. His wife, Louisa, and aunt Ruth urge him to take this risk to his career seriously, but events conspire against him.
An inspector from the General Medical Council arrives to monitor Martin's practice as a requirement following his tribunal hearing. Louisa tries to make a good first impression, but Martin hates having another doctor in the surgery.
Penhale has a real investigation on his hands when a camper is shot, and he feels duty-bound to look after the victim. The Larges' business aspirations fizzle as the pub goes up for sale; since they can't afford to purchase it themselves, they try to smoke out the anonymous buyer.
As Martin avoids his approaching birthday, Louisa plans to have her study group over to their home for a presentation. PC Penhale investigates a break-in at Ruth's house, and Al finds a way to make up for his lackluster proposal to Morwenna.
Martin scoffs at his next assessment, which includes seeing mock patients and diagnosing their pretend illnesses. As Louisa searches for Buddy the dog-who has gone missing-a familiar face arrives in Portwenn on official police business.
Ruth plans an intervention to help Martin overcome his blood phobia before his final medical refresher course. Wedding bells are ringing in Portwenn, but things don't go as planned when the officiant cancels at the last minute, the wedding dress gets stuck at the dry cleaners, and a medical emergency threatens to ruin the day.
Martin and Louisa attend their first fertility consultation, but Martin struggles to adapt to being the patient instead of the doctor. Penhale investigates a case of vandalism at a local surf school, and Louisa prepares for her first supervised counseling session.
As part of the inspector's recommendation, Martin is forced to attend refresher courses, starting with phlebotomy. While Louisa worries that James is struggling to make friends, she attempts to befriend the oblivious new school head. Bert's cousin arrives with a business proposition for the Larges.
After successfully rekindling their relationship, Louisa and Martin are living together again, but Louisa finds herself juggling too many responsibilities at once. As Portwenn prepares for a wedding, Bert hopes to profit from the festivities.
With Janice's departure, Martin and Louisa need to find a day care for James, and they settle on Portwenn Tots. Ruth considers selling her farm, and Mrs. Tishell's pharmacy receives a new blood-pressure monitor.
Louisa's stress is compounded when she must take a group of students on a sailing trip. Ruth's decision regarding the farm causes trouble for the Large family enterprises, and so Morwenna and Al throw an event to help save their business.
Morwenna's missionary parents pay her a surprise visit and are taken aback by her relationship with Al. As Louisa starts her new counseling course, Penhale investigates a break-in at the school, in which nothing was stolen.