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  • Episode: 

    3 of 8

  • Title: 

    Farewell My Lovely
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 04 Oct 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 40 2017 : Sat 30 Sep - Fri 06 Oct
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Episode 3 - Farewell My Lovely 
Martin is left holding the baby when Louisa  has to take Year Six pupils sailing. He has to collect James from nursery every afternoon, but with surgery hours Martin is constantly late. 
He strikes a deal with Mel Hendy (Rosie Ede) at the nursery to bring James home for a fee. 
Martin is perturbed when he hears a voicemail left for Louisa inviting her to interview for a place on a Child and Adolescent Counselling course. She hadn’t told him she was applying for the course.
Clive Tishell (Malcolm Storry) has taken up race walking in a bid to get fitter for his wife Sal (Selina Cadell). Bert (Ian McNeice) decides to quit the whisky business after Ruth (Dame Eileen Atkins) confirms she has decided to sell the farm, leaving Al (Joe Absolom) in the lurch. 
Morwenna (Jessica Ransom) urges Al (Joe Absolom) to approach landlord Ken Hollister (Clive Russell) who has decided to close the pub, as it isn’t a place for a recovering alcoholic.  Ken isn’t so sure Al is going to be any good, given his track record - unless Ruth acts as guarantor. 
Ruth declines, feeling she is throwing good money after bad after discovering that Bert (Ian McNeice) has squandered the overdraft of £5,000, which she now owes the bank. 
In an attempt to prove Ruth wrong, Al and Morwenna organise an event to save the pub, and Al’s chance of running a business. Disaster strikes at the event when Clive takes a turn for the worse.
Louisa’s fears about sailing are justified when Amy Vincent (Bessie Carter), the sailing instructor, faints at the helm, causing the boat to steer off course and out to sea. Martin rushes to the rescue after Louisa calls him for help. A pupil helps steer the boat back to shore where Martin is waiting and able to treat Amy, though he is annoyed when he finds out that her condition is self-inflicted.
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.