Doc Martin

10 Best Episodes of Doc Martin - Season 9

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 - S9E6

#8 - Equilibrium (Season 9 - Episode 6)

Martin and Louisa have their first fertility consultation with Dr Emma Ryder. Meanwhile, a case of vandalism at a local surf school is reported and PC Joe Penhale investigates. Elsewhere, Dr Edward Mullen returns to the surgery, and Bert is feeling the pressure from Caitlin. Starring Martin Clunes, Lucy Russell and Conleth Hill.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 149 votes.

Doc Martin - S9E5

#7 - Wild West Country (Season 9 - Episode 5)


Martin investigates after local farmer Dennis Thorpe shoots at Robert for taking some of his eggs. Meanwhile, Emily returns to the surgery to see Martin after her acne medication caused a bad reaction, a secret bidder buys the Crab and Lobster pub, and Louisa ponders if she should see a fertility specialist.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 150 votes.

Doc Martin - S9E4

#6 - Paint it Black (Season 9 - Episode 4)

Martin has his second GMC assessment - mock surgery - and Buddy is missing. Meanwhile, Ken's arrival does not bring good news for Al and Bert, and Penhale unhappy with the arrival of his predecessor, Mark Mylow, who tries to take charge of his investigation.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 168 votes.

Doc Martin - S9E2

#5 - The Shock of the New (Season 9 - Episode 2)


Martin's GMC report requires he passes three refresher courses which will then decide whether he is deemed fit to practice, starting with phlebotomy.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 167 votes.

Doc Martin - S9E3

#4 - S.W.A.L.K. (Season 9 - Episode 3)

Ruth is concerned about becoming increasingly forgetful, and is even more perturbed when Martin offers to perform a mini mental state examination.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 174 votes.

Doc Martin - S9E7

#3 - Single White Bevy (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 7.81 from 149 votes.

Doc Martin - S9E1

#2 - To The Lighthouse (Season 9 - Episode 1)

Martin's medical career remains under scrutiny, as a GMC representative has come to assess him and his surgery.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 175 votes.

Doc Martin - S9E8

#1 - Licence to Practice (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.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 138 votes.

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