Doc Martin

Monday 9:00 PM on ITV Premiered Sep 02, 2004 Between Seasons



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AIRED ON 11/2/2015

Season 7 : Episode 8

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Martin Clunes stars in comedy-drama Doc Martin, as a doctor whose truculence and tactless manner causes mayhem in a small Cornish community. Martin plays surgeon Martin Ellingham, whose glittering career comes crashing down around him when he develops a phobia which prevents him conducting operations. He makes a life changing decision to retrain as a GP, and applies for a vacant post in the sleepy Cornish hamlet of Portwenn, where he spent childhood holidays. If the patients are expecting tea and sympathy from their curmudgeonly GP they are going to be disappointed. Despite his surgical brilliance, he has no personal skills, and his understanding of humans is practically non existent. Martin is joined by a prestigious cast which includes Eileen Atkins as his Aunt Ruth. Caroline Catz stars as primary school headmistress Louisa Glasson, who Martin is attracted to - but his hopelessness with people ensures that the pat to true love will not be smooth...


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    • Needs to get back to its roots.

      Note to LizRowley: KeithBemis and MaryOmara are actually spot on. They're not disparaging the entire series, they're lamenting the loss of the writing and production values of the earlier series. I too would welcome a return to those times. I actually thought Season 6 was tolerable, but Season 7 seems completely disconnected from the rest of the series. The most discerning fans all over the Internet agree. It's really beginning to 'peter out', but the early series are still worth watching again and again.

      I would rate a 10 if not for a disappointing Series 7.moreless
    • Great Characters-Great Location-Run it another 10 Seasons, Please.

      LOVE this show. I could go to that little town, rent a room, and stay forever. It's such a lovely place - just makes you breath deeply and happily the minute the show starts. The Doc and all the folks he deals with each week are wonderful characters. So realistic. So full of life. It almost killed me having to wait so long to see the next season. Hope this one is run for a good long time. 10 more seasons wouldn't be a bad thing in my book.

      PS: Just a friendly suggestion here: KeithBemis and MaryOmara (who commented below) might want to go find a shoot-em-up-bang-bang that better suits their present mental level and leave the rest of the audience (intelligent adults) to watch a great show without their hate emails interfering. Then, in about 20 years when these two grow up, they should give Doc Martin another look. They might be surprised at how great it is .... kind of like the old joke "I can't believe how much more intelligent Mom and Dad are now that I've grown up".moreless
    • Doc Martin

      I cannot get enough of this show. Just finished Season 6 and sobbed thru the last episode. BBC definitely has much better entertainment than the US. Truly overjoyed to find that there is a Season 7. The acting is on point and the location is enchanting.
    • Season 8 Please!


      What makes Doc Martin so good? The setting is beautiful and uplifting, visually it's like going on holiday every episode. The recurring characters are quirky and delightful and make us laugh and feel better about our own lives in the process. Although it was wonderful to have Sigourney Weaver guest star and much was made of her appearance, no infusion of "Hollywood A listers" is needed. In any case I consider the entire cast to be "A listers".

      Congratulations to Martin Clunes for being awarded an OBE! He is simply brilliant as Doc Martin. The producers, writers and every member of cast and crew deserve to be recognized as well. The writing is outstanding and Caroline Catz and Martin Clunes create a golden alchemy which transcends the written page. I don't believe Caroline Catz is given enough credit for her contribution to the show. At its heart Doc Martin is a love story.

      Doc Martin provides us all with a priceless gift, the ability to laugh and to feel better about our own struggles and relationships. I am really hoping the writers can see a way to move the story forward with Season 8. Please!

    • Doc Martin needs an injection

      Season 7 of Doc Martin is terrible. There is no sexual tension between Louisa and Martin. Each episode has a vague storyline, and nothing seems to be coming together. Every Monday, I come home from work anxious to watch the show, and each week the episodes are worse than the last. There was so much that could have been written this final season. It could have been in the future, so the audience would get a glimpse of James as a teenager. It's very disappointing.moreless

    More Info About This Show


    Comedy, Drama


    Medical, coping with death, cringeworthy, quirky characters, small town life