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Doc Martin

  • Episode: 

    6 of 8

  • Title: 

    Series 7
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 19 Oct 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 43 2015 : Sat 17 Oct - Fri 23 Oct
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode 6
 
Martin and Louisa don’t seem to be having much success with their therapy, so Dr Timoney (Emily Bevan) advises that they should try and take things back to the beginning of their relationship, and plan a date, and try not to let their busy lives get in the way, even though Louisa is also trying to plan James Henry’s first birthday party.
 
A last minute request from Danny (Tristan Sturrock), Louisa’s ex-boyfriend, brings him and seven children from London camping on Ruth’s farm, supervised by Al(Joe Absolom) and Bert (Ian McNeice), but they need some children from a local school to show them around: Louisa feels she has to help her old friend out, even though this further adds to her load.  
Martin is not at all pleased when Danny proceeds to try and intervene in their troubled relationship.  
 
Things are going slightly better for Mrs Tishell (Selina Cadell) and Clive (Malcolm Storry), though Clive worries that he will not be able to keep up, when Mrs. Tishell invites him back into the bedroom, with disastrous consequences. 
 
Things don’t start off too badly for Martin and Louisa at the restaurant, but when Danny calls saying one of his children, Jake, has gone missing, date night is effectively over.  When they finally find Jake, they also find Bert’s whisky still, and PC Penhale (John Marquez) is keen to lay down the law to Bert. 
 
Martin and Louisa are left wondering if anything will ever go right for them, when Martin uncovers a health scare at James’s party, that makes all the guests leave very quickly: not even Ruth’s (Dame Eileen Atkins) birthday cake can keep them there.
 
 
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.