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  • Episode:

    5 of 8

  • Transmission (TX):

    Wed 05 Oct 2022

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.05pm

  • Week:

    Week 40 2022 : Sat 01 Oct - Fri 07 Oct

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  • Published:

    Wed 21 Sep 2022

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Doc Martin

Episode 5

Louisa is shocked when she finds her father, Terry Glasson (Kenneth Cranham) making a cup of tea in their kitchen. Having not seen him in years, she can’t help but be suspicious of the real reason he is back in Portwenn. 

Martin goes to see Ruth (Dame Eileen Atkins) about the surprises she’s been leaving him to test his blood phobia, but she has her own surprise concerning Terry...
Meanwhile, Bert (Ian McNeice) is diversifying and has plans to produce Large Whisky on site when a customer makes him an offer he cannot refuse - to buy one of his vintage caravans. But there’s a squatter, Ross (Joshua McCord), living in the vintage caravan, and he isn’t going anywhere. Bert calls PC Penhale (John Marquez) for assistance, but Penhale’s mind is on Janice (Robyn Addison), especially after Al says he’s acting too keen.

Series overview

Martin Clunes returns to Cornwall to play the nation’s favourite grumpy medic for the last time in the final series of the hugely successful ITV drama Doc Martin. He stars as Dr Martin Ellingham, the GP with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood, in eight new episodes of the popular drama produced by Buffalo Pictures, and set in the idyllic hamlet of Portwenn in Cornwall.

At the end of the last series the Doc decided, after having his medical career scrutinised by the General Medical Council because of his blood phobia, that he would resign from being Portwenn’s GP.

This final series sees the Doc making efforts to overcome his phobia and beginning to question whether he made the right decision about resigning - he and Louisa have also welcomed a baby daughter, Mary Elizabeth, who is a sister for four-year-old James Henry.



Dr Martin Ellingham                              MARTIN CLUNES
Louisa Ellingham                                  CAROLINE CATZ
Bert Large                                              IAN McNEICE
PC Penhale                                           JOHN MARQUEZ
Morwenna Newcross                            JESSICA RANSOM
Al Large                                                JOE ABSOLOM
Mrs Tishell                                            SELINA CADELL
Caitlin                                                   ANGELA CURRAN
Ruth Ellingham                                    EILEEN ATKINS
Janice Bone                                         ROBYN ADDISON
Abigail                                                  FAY RIPLEY
Dylan                                                    BERTIE CAPLAN
Mary Elizabeth                                     WILLOW and BETTE POLLARD
James Henry                                       ELLIOTT BLAKE
Customer                                             SOPHIE CARTMAN
Samantha Trappett                             EMMA HANDY
Julie/Bevy Leader                               IMOGEN OPIE
Chris Parsons                                     VINCENT FRANKLIN
Pippa                                                   BUFFY DAVIS
Professor Langan                              RUPERT VANSITTART