Doc Martin

10 Best Episodes of Doc Martin - Season 4

Doc Martin is a British television comedy drama series starring Martin Clunes in the title role. It was created by Dominic Minghella after the character of Dr. Martin Bamford in the 2000 comedy film Saving Grace. The show is set in the fictional seaside village of Portwenn and filmed on location in the village of Port Isaac, Cornwall, England, with most interior scenes shot in a converted local barn. Five series aired between 2004 and 2011, together with a feature-length special that aired on Christmas Day 2006. Series 6 began airing on ITV on 2 September 2013.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 30, 2023.

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Doc Martin - S4E4

#8 - Driving Mr McLynn (Season 4 - Episode 4)

Dr Martin Ellingham is called to Louisa’s new home after she has a dizzy spell while shifting furniture. Martin urges her to slow down, but is shocked to learn that Louisa has applied to be her school’s headteacher again.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 167 votes.

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#7 - Better the Devil (Season 4 - Episode 1)


Doc Martin is struggling to maintain his life as a GP, after his wedding day disaster with school headmistress Louisa. She has left the village, and he is starting to question whether this is where he wants to stay, until an old friend turns up.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 165 votes.

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#6 - Midwife Crisis (Season 4 - Episode 6)

Dr Martin Ellingham meets Portwenn’s new midwife, Molly, who will be looking after Louisa. Martin is dismissive of her profession, and the two of them do not hit it off.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 155 votes.

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#5 - The Departed (Season 4 - Episode 5)


Dr Martin Ellingham is in London to meet with Robert Dashwood, who is leading the selection process for the prestigious London surgeon’s job that Martin has applied for. Robert can tell that Martin is excited to be back in the world of surgery, and is pleased that Martin has finally conquered his debilitating blood phobia. Robert is confident that Martin will get the job.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 158 votes.

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#4 - Perish Together As Fools (Season 4 - Episode 3)

Dr Martin Ellingham is shocked to find Louisa and Aunt Joan knocking at his door before the Surgery has opened. Louisa has had a medical scare and wants Martin’s reassurance that everything is fine.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 162 votes.

Doc Martin - S4E7

#3 - Do Not Disturb (Season 4 - Episode 7)


Dr Martin Ellingham seeks out Louisa to talk about his new surgeon’s job in London, but they are interrupted by Bert, who wants to plan a baby shower for Louisa.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 154 votes.

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#2 - Uneasy Lies The Head (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 7.85 from 161 votes.

Doc Martin - S4E8

#1 - The Wrong Goodbye (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 8.08 from 160 votes.

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