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Doc Martin

  • Episode: 

    5 of 8

  • Title: 

    From the Mouths of Babes
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 18 Oct 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 42 2017 : Sat 14 Oct - Fri 20 Oct
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Episode 5 - From the Mouths of Babes 
James is teething: nothing seems to be working, and nobody is getting any sleep. In desperation, Martin and Louisa agree to try Mel Hendy’s (Rosie Ede) suggestion of amber beads. They appear to be working, until James gets a bead stuck up his nose.
Mrs Tishell seems to be having a delayed onset of mourning and is “speaking to” Clive. Bert tries to offer advice, which only leads to Mrs Tishell shutting the pharmacy, inconveniencing everyone. 
After receiving a large potential order of ‘Large Whisky’, Al tries to put together the still, with no luck. Al goes to Bert to ask for help, and Bert couldn’t be more relieved to see him, as things were getting very tricky with Caitlin (Angela Curran). But they will need to get Ruth’s approval to go ahead.
Local artists, Lily (Linda Broughton) and Walter O’Donnell (Paul Copley) are preparing for an upcoming exhibition. Walter puts Morwenna on the guest list after he sees Martin for his eye infection. Since Mrs Tishell has closed the pharmacy, Morwenna offers to deliver Walter’s medication, but when she does, she finds a very ill Lily.
Louisa persuades Martin to go and speak to Mrs Tishell. He is the only person who she will listen to. Mrs Tishell reads more into it than Martin intended but does agree to reopen.
Louisa has further problems to deal with at school, when she meets Toby (Rocco Peacock), Angela Sim’s (Caroline Quentin) nephew. His parents think he has ADHD, but have left him with Angela whilst they are working abroad. Angela tries to juggle moving her surgery, looking after Toby and setting up a mobile veterinary clinic. Toby falls ill with Scarlet Fever and is sent home to rest. Toby infects Angela with lobar pneumonia, which Martin discovers when she collapses whilst out walking her dogs, and has to treat Angela in her surgery.
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.