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Doc Martin

  • Episode:

    5 of 8

  • Title:

    Series 7

  • Transmission (TX):

    Tue 01 Sep 2020

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    7.00pm - 8.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 36 2020 : Sat 29 Aug - Fri 04 Sep

  • Channel:


  • Published:

    Wed 19 Aug 2020

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[re-run of series 7]

Series overview

Martin Clunes plays the nation’s favourite grumpy medic, Doc Martin.

He stars as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the GP with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood, in 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.

Episode 5

Martin reaches breaking point with being followed around by Buddy: he resolves to find a vet to have him put him down

Morwenna, and eventually Louisa, manage to persuade him that it isn’t quite that simple – a vet will not put down a healthy dog just on Martin’s say so.  They intervene and find a new home for Buddy, with Angela Sim, a local Vet, though Martin will have to take him there himself.

Martin is not impressed by Angela’s alternative approaches to medicine, even if it is veterinary medicine, but at least he has managed to offload Buddy onto her.

Meanwhile, Ruth finds out what Bert has been up to, in trying to make his own whisky, and he eventually persuades her to keep his secret.

Clive is suspicious of Mrs Tishell and who she might be cooking meals for but decides to give her the benefit of the doubt so that they can really give their marriage another go

Penhale wants to ask Janice out, but only succeeds in asking her to a group BBQ at his place, and then has to persuade Al and Morwenna to come too, to make up the numbers. 

Louisa and Martin’s therapy homework results in a picnic, much to Martin’s dismay, but even this doesn’t go to plan, when they are interrupted by Angela and Buddy on the beach: Angela appears to be hallucinating, and Martin has to get Penhale to help him calm her down, so that he can treat her and find out what has been going on.


Dr Martin Ellingham - Martin Clunes
Bert Large - Ian McNeice
Ruth Ellingham - Eileen Atkins
Al Large - Joe Absolom
Morwenna Newcross - Jessica Ransom
PC Joseph Penhale - John Marquez
Janice - Robyn Addison
Barry - Joss Porter
Gerry - Paul Thornley
Steve Baker - Daniel Ryan
Postman - Iain Marshall
News Presenter - Dominic Coleman
Dr Rachel Timoney - Emily Bevan
Becky Trevean - Ella Ainsworth