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Doc Martin

  • Episode:

    1

  • Title:

    Series 7

  • Transmission (TX):

    Tue 04 Aug 2020

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    7.00pm - 8.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 32 2020 : Sat 01 Aug - Fri 07 Aug

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Wed 22 Jul 2020

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[re-run of series 7]

Series overview

Martin Clunes plays the nation’s favourite grumpy medic, Doc Martin.

He stars as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the GP with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood, in the hugely successful drama produced by Buffalo Pictures, and set in the idyllic hamlet of Portwenn in Cornwall.

Picturesque Port Isaac provides the beautiful backdrop for the popular series, with all regular members of the cast reprising their roles.

Episode 1

Martin is back in Portwenn, 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 flat-mate 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.

Cast

Dr Martin Ellingham - Martin Clunes
Bert Large - Ian McNeice
Ruth Ellingham - Eileen Atkins
Al Large - Joe Absolom
Morwenna Newcross - Jessica Ransom
PC Joseph Penhale - John Marquez
Janice - Robyn Addison
Barry - Joss Porter
Gerry - Paul Thornley
Steve Baker - Daniel Ryan
Postman - Iain Marshall
News Presenter - Dominic Coleman
Dr Rachel Timoney - Emily Bevan
Becky Trevean - Ella Ainsworth