Martin is surgeon, whose glittering career comes crashing down around him when he develops a phobia which prevents him conducting operations. He makes a life changing decision to retrain as a GP, and applies for a vacant post in the sleepy Cornish hamlet of Portwenn, where he spent childhood holidays.
Last Episode06x08 Departure Aired: Oct. 21, 2013
Louisa is leaving for Spain, Bert and Jennifer's engagement party goes off with a bang, and Al is hailed as a hero for saving Caroline's lif …
Doc Martin: Season 5, Episode #1 - Preserve the Romance
Martin drives Louisa and their baby son back to Portwenn, where the locals bring them presents. Diana Dibbs,…
Series Fun Facts
- Although the fictional Martin Ellingham hates dogs with a fiery passion and is often seen chasing strays from his surgery, the actor who portrays him, Martin Clunes, is a great lover of dogs…
[show]Although the fictional Martin Ellingham hates dogs with a fiery passion and is often seen chasing strays from his surgery, the actor who portrays him, Martin Clunes, is a great lover of dogs and brings them to the sets with him every day.
- A long running joke is the suggestive names of some of the minor patients (often referred to only by name and not actually seen) - for example, in Series 6 there was Dan Gleballs and Ben Twilley.
- The doctor's surname, Ellingham, is an anagram of the surname of the programme's creator, Dominic Minghella.