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Doc Martin

  • Episode: 

    2 of 8

  • Title: 

    Series 7
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 14 Sep 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 38 2015 : Sat 12 Sep - Fri 18 Sep
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode 2
 
After Martin’s first session with psychotherapist Dr Rachel Timoney (Emily Bevan), we see he may have met his 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, until they have worked through their issues.  
 
Meanwhile, Al (Joe Absolom) welcomes his first fishing guests, but an uninvited one means that a good review is definitely not guaranteed.  
 
Bert (Ian McNeice) decides to try to boost trade at the restaurant by joining an online voucher scheme, and offering a 2 for 1 lobster special with the help of Gus (Jason Baughan), a local fisherman.  Morwenna (Jessica Ransom) thinks her responsibilities in the surgery have increased, and asks Martin for a pay rise.  
 
Louisa, her return to work at school imminent, has to find a new babysitter to look after James Henry, and reluctantly decides to offer Janice (Robyn Addison) a trial.  
Aunt Ruth (Dame Eileen Atkins) has to face up to the fact that there is no escaping the ageing process, but doesn’t want Martin to be constantly making her accept her health limitations. 
 
PC Penhale (John Marquez) receives his new police issue Taser, but Portwenn does not exactly present opportunities to use it.
 
Series overview
 
Martin Clunes returns to Cornwall to play the nation’s favourite grumpy medic in a brand new series of Doc Martin for ITV.
 
Martin Clunes reprises his role as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the GP with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood, in eight new episodes of the ratings winning drama produced by Buffalo Pictures, and set in the idyllic, sleepy hamlet of Portwenn in Cornwall.
 
Picturesque Port Isaac on the North Cornwall coast is the setting for this popular series.
 
Caroline Catz plays Doc Martin’s wife Louisa. The couple married in the last series, but their marital harmony was short lived. After a life-threatening incident, Louisa decided to take their son James Henry to stay with her mother in Spain while they try to work out their problems.
 
Also returning for this new series are Dame Eileen Atkins as the Doc’s formidable Aunt Ruth, Ian McNeice as Bert Large, Joe Absolom as his son Al, Jessica Ransom as receptionist Morwenna Newcross and Selina Cadell as pharmacist Mrs Tishell.