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Doc Martin

  • Episode: 

    4 of 8

  • Title: 

    Series 7
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 28 Sep 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 40 2015 : Sat 26 Sep - Fri 02 Oct
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode 4
 
Louisa and Martin have their first therapy session together – though neither of them was expecting that they would be given homework.  
 
Peter Cronk Preston Nyman), now 15, approaches Louisa to ask if Martin will allow him to do work experience at the surgery. Louisa is surprised, and impressed, when Martin agrees to this: perhaps he is learning to change after all.  
 
Morwenna (Jessica Ransom) is not quite so happy about it when Peter starts trying to tell her what to do.  
 
Mrs Tishell (Selina Cadell) is surprised by the return of her husband, Clive (Malcolm Storry), and even more so when he tells her he wants to give things another go.  
Bert (Ian McNeice), after losing the restaurant and having nowhere to live except his new campervan, is looking around for other opportunities, but he is keeping everything close to his chest, and definitely away from the eyes of PC Penhale (John Marquez), who is trying to impress Janice (Robyn Addison). 
 
Louisa has to call Martin to help her when one of her pupils, Jessy Bawden (Phoebe Lyons), collapses, during a school excursion, and together they rush Jessy to hospital. A young supply teacher at the school, Miss Grappy, (Hannah Arterton) had failed to spot the signs that Jessy was unwell, as she concentrated on her mobile phone and topping up her tan.
 
Peter’s work experience doesn’t work out quite as well as he had hoped, though he is very grateful he did it when Martin helps him to successfully treat his mother, Mrs Cronk.
 
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.