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Doc Martin

  • Episode: 

    3 of 8

  • Title: 

    Series 7
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 21 Sep 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 39 2015 : Sat 19 Sep - Fri 25 Sep
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Episode 3
Martin has decided he will be the one to move out of the surgery to allow Louisa the space she needs, which Louisa does really appreciate.  
Louisa is intrigued to meet Martin’s therapist, Dr Rachel Timoney (Emily Bevan), but is not quite so happy when Rachel suggests that they should have therapy as a couple, instead of Martin having it on his own. Aunt Ruth (Dame Eileen Atkins), however, manages to persuade Louisa that being a part of it will allow her a chance to defend herself - if she needs to.  
Janice’s (Robyn Addison) babysitting of James Henry does not get off to the best of starts, but fortunately PC Penhale (John Marquez) is around to help her out.  
After his disastrous lobster special evening, Bert (Ian McNeice) disappears, and his son Al (Joe Absolom) is very concerned when Ruth tells him about Bert’s behaviour, and when he finds out there are bailiffs at the restaurant.  
Mrs Tishell (Selina Cadell) is concerned that Martin will not be able to look after himself living on his own, so decides that she is the best person to help him.  
The new Portwenn Radio DJ, Melanie (Rosie Cavaliero), is trying to revitalise the station with a healthy eating week segment, and tries to get Martin involved. But she ends up getting more than she bargained for when Martin has to perform an operation live on the air. 
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.