Press Centre

Doc Martin

  • Episode: 

    1 of 8

  • Title: 

    Mysterious Ways
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 20 Sep 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 38 2017 : Sat 16 Sep - Fri 22 Sep
  • Channel: 

  • Status: 

Watch and embed this video on your website. Simply play and click on the embed icon upper right to copy the embed code. To get this video cross-posted direct into your publication's Facebook page, contact to activate.
Series overview
Martin Clunes returns to play the nation’s favourite grumpy medic in a brand new series of Doc Martin for ITV.
He stars as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the GP with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood, in eight new episodes of 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 alongside guest stars Art Malik, Caroline Quentin and Sigourney Weaver.
Caroline Catz plays Doc Martin’s wife and local school headmistress, Louisa Ellingham. Dame Eileen Atkins plays Doc Martin’s formidable Aunt Ruth, with Ian McNeice as Bert Large  and Joe Absolom as his son Al. John Marquez is back as Portwenn PC Joe Penhale, with Jessica Ransom as the Doc’s receptionist, Morwenna Newcross, and Selina Cadell as pharmacist Mrs Tishell. 
Episode 1 - Mysterious Ways
After having therapy to save their marriage in the last series, Martin and Louisa face the challenge of living happily together with their baby James Henry.
Meanwhile wedding bells are ringing for Portwenn’s police constable, Joe Penhale (John Marquez) and the Doc’s nanny Janice  Bone (Robyn Addison). 
Al Large (Joe Absolom) is struggling with the demands of being best man: trying to keep everyone happy, especially with his dad Bert’s( Ian McNeice) new ‘Large Whisky’ marketing antics of offering only whisky at the pre-wedding party. 
The party doesn’t get off to a great start when some of the guests start collapsing with mystery health problems. Martin quickly works out what the problem is.
Penhale has his own medical issue to deal with too, which could prevent him from making it down the aisle. The Doc diagnoses him with kidney stones and recommends pain killers, which Penhale refuses to take, worrying that he doesn’t want to be ‘drugged up’ on his wedding day. 
When the curate, Rosie Edwards (Lucy Briggs-Owen), also raises her own concerns about the couple, Penhale and Janice start to wonder if this wedding is meant to be.
Louisa misses her son James Henry speaking his first word and she starts to think that she may be trying to juggle too many things. She fears her home-life is suffering, with all the things she has to deal with at school, and not having a nanny for the baby. Though she does manage to convince Martin that they should add to their household, as James Henry clearly loves Buddy the dog, and it would benefit him to have a pet.