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Doc Martin

  • Episode: 

    5 of 8

  • Title: 

    Series 7
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 05 Oct 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 41 2015 : Sat 03 Oct - Fri 09 Oct
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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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 (Jessica Ransom), 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 Caroline Quentin), 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 (Dame Eileen Atkins) 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 Tishell (Malcom Storry) is suspicious of Mrs Tishell (Selina Cadell) 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.  
 
PC Penhale (John Marquez) wants to ask Janice (Robyn Addison) out, but only succeeds in asking her to a barbecue at his place, and then has to persuade Al (Joe Absolom) 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.
 
Newcomer to Portwenn, Debbie Sharrock, (Finty Williams) asks the Doc for a repeat prescription for her daughter Kelly. The doc refuses until he has been able to see Kelly’s notes and make his own diagnosis.
 
 
 
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.