1x04 The Portwenn Effect
First Aired: Sep. 23, 2004 on ITV1
Summary: It's the Portwenn Players dance, an auspicious event in the village's social calendar, and Bert is in charge of selling tickets. Louisa buys two tickets and invites Martin. But Martin doesn't do dancing, and most certainly doesn't do social occasions. Even Bert with his sharp sales tactics…
Main Characters in this Episode
Stewart James: I can't really leave here during the day.
Dr. Martin Ellingham: Let's hope you don't need a doctor then.
Stewart James: So it's true.
Dr. Martin Ellingham: It's true I don't appreciate having my time wasted if that's what you mean.
Stewart James: A man of your talent. Famously sharp mind. Portwenn must come as a bit of a shock. I bet half the village came in when you opened up just to see what you'd done with the place.
Dr. Martin Ellingham: They did.
Stewart James: Then there's the agressive unhelpfulness of that receptionist, oh, what's her name?
Dr. Martin Ellingham: Elaine?
Stewart James: Yeah Elaine. And those girls. Those girls that just hang around giggling all the time.
Dr. Martin Ellingham: You're very perceptive.
Dr. Martin Ellingham: Yeah.