8.2
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Doc Martin

Doc Martin

ITV 2004

Make an appointment with the brilliant but socially awkward and neurotic Doc Martin. When Martin develops an aversion to blood, he abandons his career as a celebrated London surgeon and becomes the only doctor in a sleepy small town where his tactless manner soon has the whole town in an uproar.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Doc Martin

Doc Martin - S4E8

#1 - The Wrong Goodbye

8.08

Season 4 - Episode 8

Dr Martin Ellingham and Pauline are surprised by the number of patients coming to see him on the last day before his Surgery closes and he moves to London.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Doc Martin from 140 votes.

Doc Martin - S6E8

#2 - Departure

8.07

Season 6 - Episode 8

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 life.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Doc Martin from 165 votes.

Doc Martin - S7E8

#3 - The Doctor Is Out

8.03

Season 7 - Episode 8

Louisa worries Dr Timoney's suggestion that she and Martin aren't meant to be together might have prompted him to leave Portwenn for good. Calling on Ruth, Morwenna and Janice for help, she tries to track the down the missing GP, with no luck. However, what Dr Ellingham's friends and family fail to realise is that he is actually trapped up at the Winton farm, where desperate wife Annie is trying to coerce him into performing a life-saving operation on her terminally ill husband Jim. Meanwhile, Ruth and Bert seek out Al to offer him a proposition regarding the whisky and the B&B.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Doc Martin from 288 votes.

Doc Martin - S8E8

#4 - All My Trials

8.02

Season 8 - Episode 8

Martin prepares to face his hearing, but despite having closed the practice, he finds all his patients are trying to make appointments. An American tourist who visited Portwenn previously returns to the town, hoping to research her family tree. However, she also has a medical issue, and comes to the troubled doctor seeking his advice. Louisa goes to see Chris to find out how serious the situation is, while the townsfolk take steps to show Martin how much he is appreciated. Sigourney Weaver reprises her guest role from the previous series. Last in the series.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Doc Martin from 260 votes.

Doc Martin - S7E4

#5 - Education, Education, Education

8.01

Season 7 - Episode 4

Louisa and Martin have their first therapy session together - though neither of them was expecting they would be given homework - while Morwenna is not happy about it when a teenager on work experience starts trying to boss her around in the surgery. Mrs Tishell is surprised when her husband Clive returns and tells her he wants to give things another go, and Louisa has to call Martin when one of her pupils collapses during a school excursion.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Doc Martin from 273 votes.

Doc Martin - S5E1

#6 - Preserve the Romance

7.97

Season 5 - Episode 1

The curmudgeonly GP struggles to come to terms with his new role as a father, having planned to resume his career as a consultant in London before the arrival of his and Louisa's as-yet unnamed son. To make matters worse, he begins to have serious doubts about the competency of his replacement Dr Di Dibbs when she misdiagnoses a patient as well as herself. Martin is then dealt a devastating personal blow after hearing his aunt Joan has died. (This Episode Is Rated TV-PG-V)

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Doc Martin from 165 votes.

Doc Martin - S1E6

#7 - Haemophobia

7.96

Season 1 - Episode 6

The tourist season has arrived in Portwenn. Disgruntled by the invasion of holidaymakers, Martin grimaces as he makes his way through the crowds. Then he notices an attractive woman, and stops to stare...at her chest! Not surprisingly she's annoyed at his blatancy. And she can't believe it when he says he'd like to examine her chest. Martin was actually trying to warn the woman about the dangers of sunbathing for fear of skin cancer, but his usual abrupt and quirky manner has caused offence. She tells him to go away in no uncertain terms. Louisa has witnessed the encounter, and advises Martin that he should have explained to the woman that he is a doctor to prevent her from thinking he is a pervert. At the surgery Adrian Pitts is waiting to see Martin. He's hovering lecherously over Elaine, getting a perfect view of her cleavage. He's one of Martin's former pupils, and has come for a reference. But Martin recalls he was not exactly a star pupil. Gossip about the blood phobia which forced Martin to terminate his brilliant career as a surgeon seems to have spread round the village like wild fire. Two patients in the surgery can't resist mentioning the 'b' word to Martin. Then he gets an urgent call from the pub. Bert has had a terrible accident while working there, and he's bleeding profusely. The sight of blood pouring from Bert's wound begins to trigger the all too familiar panic attacks for Martin. But on closer examination he realises the blood is actually tomato ketchup. Martin is not amused. He deduces that Roger Fenn must have been blabbing to the village, even though he promised to keep the phobia a secret. Martin challenges Roger as to why he has been gossiping. Roger is angry that Martin thinks he cannot be trusted with a secret, and denies spilling the beans. The whole village is buzzing with the rumours about the doctor's phobia. It even becomes the topic of hot discussion on Radio Portwenn's phone-in show. Martin can't believe what he is hearing o

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Doc Martin from 161 votes.

Doc Martin - S3E5

#8 - The Holly Bears a Prickle

7.95

Season 3 - Episode 5

Martin and Louisa go on a date, but his usual bluntness ruins a romantic moment, and Louisa ends the struggling relationship. However, a friend of Louisa's visiting from the City, Holly, injures her back on the beach, and is forced to remain in Portween. Martin has to treat her at Louisa's house, while at the same time trying to overcome his own distraction at Louisa's dismissal of him. Episode is named "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" in the US DVD release.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Doc Martin from 128 votes.

Doc Martin - S7E3

#9 - It's Good to Talk

7.95

Season 7 - Episode 3

Martin decides to move out of the Surgery to give Louisa space, leaving Mrs Tishell concerned he will not be able to look after himself on his own. Elsewhere, PC Penhale helps Janice babysit, and Al is very concerned when he finds out about Bert's behaviour and hears there are bailiffs at the restaurant.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Doc Martin from 273 votes.

Doc Martin - S9E8

#10 - Licence to Practice

7.94

Season 9 - Episode 8

Martin rushes to Ruth's for a medical emergency, and preparations for Morwenna and Al's wedding do not go to plan. Elsewhere, Martin takes his final GMC assessment under the watchful eye of eminent surgeon Bernard Newton, who monitors Martin's skills in assisted surgery. Last in the series.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Doc Martin from 109 votes.

Doc Martin - S2E8
#11 - Erotomania
7.93
Season 2 - Episode 8

Season Finale. A Salvation Army member arrives in Portwenn to try to trace a missing woman, Danny asks reluctant girlfriend Louisa to move into him, and PC Mark Mylow's medical check has a shock result.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Doc Martin from 130 votes.

Doc Martin - S9E1
#12 - To The Lighthouse
7.90
Season 9 - Episode 1

Martin's medical career remains under scrutiny, as a GMC representative has come to assess him and his surgery. Meanwhile, Al accidentally proposes to Morwenna, and Mrs Tishell has a new lease on life.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Doc Martin from 145 votes.

Doc Martin - S6E1
#13 - Sickness and Health
7.90
Season 6 - Episode 1

Martin and Louisa are about to get married but will it ever happen. Martin is feeling irritated by PC Penhale, who wrongly believes that he is going to be the best man and Louisa is also late for the service. The vicar has serious doubts as to whether she will turn up, leaving Martin on edge. After she finally arrives the couple are married. Things after the wedding don't go as Martin hoped and Ruth has a difficult time looking after James.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Doc Martin from 182 votes.

Doc Martin - S4E2
#14 - Uneasy Lies the Head
7.88
Season 4 - Episode 2

Dr Martin Ellingham struggles to deal with Louisa’s news. But Louisa is adamant she does not want Martin involved.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Doc Martin from 138 votes.

Doc Martin - S7E1
#15 - Rescue Me
7.85
Season 7 - Episode 1

With Louisa visiting her mother in Spain to get some perspective on their marriage, Martin knows he needs to try to change for the sake of their relationship, so he endeavours to keep his promise to her to see a therapist. Aunt Ruth arranges an appointment for him with Dr Rachel Timoney, but a lifeboat training exercise causes problems for the doctor. Will he get back in time for his first session?

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Doc Martin from 280 votes.

Doc Martin - S9E7
#16 - Single White Bevy
7.84
Season 9 - Episode 7

Martin has to rush Buddy the dog to the vets. Meanwhile, Mrs Tishell's young cousin Sarah joins her for some work experience, but it does not go to plan, and one of Louisa's clients arrives at the surgery unannounced, posing a dilemma.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Doc Martin from 121 votes.

Doc Martin - S7E2
#17 - The Shock of the New
7.84
Season 7 - Episode 2

Al welcomes his first fishing guests, but an uninvited one means that a good review is definitely not guaranteed, while Bert decides to try to rejuvenate trade at the restaurant by joining an online voucher scheme. Morwenna asks Martin for a pay rise, and Louisa has to find a new babysitter to look after James Henry and reluctantly decides to offer Janice a trial. Penhale is excited to receive his new police issue Taser, but Portwenn does not exactly offer him plenty of opportunities to try it out.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Doc Martin from 271 votes.

Doc Martin - S6E4
#18 - Nobody Likes Me
7.83
Season 6 - Episode 4

When Martin is talked into taking baby James to playgroup, he is forced to sing along with the other mums. As the parents pair up, one of them says she is worried about her daughter, to which Martin replies that the girl is probably just backward. Al helps Ruth move into a cottage in the village where she meets her new neighbour, a grumpy old man called Moysey. When Moysey goes for a repeat prescription for his asthma, Martin notices that his breathing has got worse - but he takes exception to being poked and prodded. Al admits he would like a girlfriend and asks Morwenna if she has any single friends. Morwenna asks her mate Janice, who is not impressed by the idea. So a desperate Al decides to sign up with Cornish Couples, a dating website.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Doc Martin from 152 votes.

Doc Martin - S2E1
#19 - Old Dogs
7.82
Season 2 - Episode 1

Season Premiere. Dr Ellingham visits an elderly patient in the villiage, but has to contend with her irate son, who turns out to be one of Louisa's ex-boyfriends. Things become even more complicated when he meets the new receptionist and sees a patient who claims he was injured while being mugged but refuses to give a statement to the police.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Doc Martin from 161 votes.

Doc Martin - S3E7
#20 - Happily Ever After
7.81
Season 3 - Episode 7

It's Martin's wedding day and he manages to offend the vicar who is due to conduct the ceremony by suggesting he has a drink problem. When they struggle over a bottle of whisky, the vicar falls over, fracturing his pelvis and Martin has to find a replacement. Pauline suggests the former vicar of Delabole, who strikes a deal. He will conduct the wedding ceremony if Martin will examine his sick pig. Bert and Al are putting the finishing touches to the wedding banquet when disaster strikes. Last in the series. Episode is named "In Sickness And In Health" in the US DVD release.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Doc Martin from 138 votes.

Last updated: apr 16, 2021

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Doc Martin is House + River Cottage. Awesome.

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