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
- This series is credited as "arising from" the film Saving Grace. However the main character, played by Martin Clunes in both cases, is called Dr. Martin Bamford in the film and Dr. Martin…
[show]This series is credited as "arising from" the film Saving Grace. However the main character, played by Martin Clunes in both cases, is called Dr. Martin Bamford in the film and Dr. Martin Ellingham in this series. Also, the personality and the back-story of the two characters are different.
- 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.
- Martin Clunes' wife, 'Phillipa Braithwaite', is one of the producers on the show.