The Dubious Doctor's Debut in Portwenn
Fall in love with Doc Martin all over again in this premiere episode from Season One.
8pm Saturday Doc Martin - Comedy/ Drama - It's the cantankerous doctor with the questionable bedside manner who's behavior can be so rude, it's like tripping someone on crutches. As rude as he is, he's a brilliant doctor who makes us laugh at all his social imperfections.
Martin Clunes stars as Dr. Martin Ellingham, a successful London surgeon who decides to relocate to the seaside village of Portwenn to practice medicine as a GP. His reasons for doing so are his own and even his Aunt Joan, who lives locally, isn't quite sure what his motivation is. As Martin settles into the village he comes across the village characters: Bert Large and his son, who as general handymen, take on fixing the plumbing in Martin's house; Colonel Gilbert Spencer who has a peculiar medical condition; and Louisa Glasson, the local school teacher who also happens to be the only member of the local medical advisory committee to argue against Martin's hiring in the first place. Martin's gruff demeanor and poor bedside manner brings him into conflict with several locals and he seriously considers packing it in.