Doc Martin

Doc Martin

Series 1

DVD - 2004
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Episode 4. The doctor pays a visit to the forester, who apparently shares his shack with a giant squirrel. Little Peter Cronk gets into trouble over some nest boxes. Episode 5. An old friend of aunt Joan's turns up, stirring up old memories. In the meanwhile both Doc Martin and Elaine are struggling with other people's affections. Episode 6. Word is getting out in the village about the doctor's 'little problem' with blood. When Peter Cronk is hurt concern about him brings Martin and Louisa closer together.
Episode 1. Meet Martin Ellingham, an eminent physician with a nasty disposition. Forced to give up his career as a London surgeon after developing a fear of blood, he takes a job as GP in the sleepy Cornish village of Portwenn. His irascible manner and permanent scowl soon have the town in an uproar; he insults each patient he sees and offends nearly everyone else. The only person who's glad to see him is his aunt Joan. Episode 2. Martin's first official day on the job may be his last when he orders all and sundry, who seem to think the surgery is a town meeting place, out on the street. Having reached the end of his tether, he also fires his receptionist Elaine, only to find that pretty well everyone in village now shuns him. His aunt Joan suggests he should be a little more understanding, but that is not exactly Martin's style. One patient who does remain is Roger Fenn who has a lump in his throat that Martin fears may be cancerous. In a quiet moment, Martin reveals to him the phobia that has caused him to give up surgery and become a GP. Episode 3. When an epidemic of diarrhea strikes the village the doctor takes immediate action. This however does not go down well with the population.
"Meet Martin Ellingham, an eminent physician with a nasty disposition. Forced to give up his career as a London surgeon after developing a fear of blood, he takes a job as GP in the sleepy Cornish village of Portwenn. His irascible manner and permanent scowl soon have the town in an uproar; he insults each patient he sees and offends nearly everyone else. The only person who's glad to see him is his aunt Joan."--sleeve.

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One of the better Britcoms. A stiff city surgeon develops a fear of blood (among other things) and has to quit or change his practice. So, he becomes the GP in a small seaside town. He's a bit of a jerk and a bit of a loudmouth, but he knows his stuff (kind of like House, but not quite so arrogant). The problem is that the little town is full of small town folk. Far too many wankers, idiots, and small-minded morons. But there are some nice folk, too. The clashes are part of the drama and the fun. Lots of weird folk, too. Plenty of misunderstandings to keep everyone amused until things are sorted out. The Doc is usually right in the end.

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rainbowbrite1982
Dec 28, 2017

I really wanted to watch the show from the beginning however, was highly disappointed when I was unable to share the joy with my mom who is partially deaf since there is no closed captioning. Multnomah County Library should cater to everyone and make sure all videos have this ability.

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Nooksack20
Aug 29, 2017

Enjoyed this dvd a great deal. This slightly off-center comedy leaves you guessing what Doc Martin will screw up...and then fix, next.

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JLMason
Apr 28, 2017

Stiff, unsociable London surgeon meets quirky locals in rural Cornwall. You expect formula scripts, but the series avoids clich├ęs and surprises you with its humanity. Funny and touching.

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No_Stalkers4Me
Feb 24, 2017

A fantastic series from start to finish. Enjoy :-)

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JayBortnik
Aug 20, 2016

Binge worthy. I have list of other binge worthy UK TV series at https://jaybortnik.blogspot.ca/2016/08/watch-this-dvd.html

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LynJoan
Jul 26, 2016

A charming and thoroughly well done series. The quirkiness of Martin is believable and when the colourful locals are added into the mix you get a very entertaining piece of t.v. production.

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Crloveland
Jun 21, 2016

Sometimes helpful to use the subtitle option in "setup."

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twzrhd
Mar 31, 2016

Introduced to Doc Martin on TPT. I am hooked! If you think you have had a bad day, than watch Doc. Martin.

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talktimereader
Sep 21, 2015

Unexpectedly and surprisingly very entertaining. Have to agree with a previous comment, the receptionist is unexceptable, but will not stop me from season 2. The location is breathtaking!

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Monolith
May 12, 2012

Dr. Martin Ellingham (exasperated): "It's NOT my dog!"

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Monolith
May 12, 2012

(Aunt) Joan Norton: "Look, Marty, you do realise that the villagers are dusting off their pitchforks, don't you?" Dr. Martin Ellingham: "Yes. Exactly how many generations ago did the inbreeding start with these people?"

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Monolith
May 12, 2012

Dr. Martin Ellingham: "Bert, it's been a long day. Take two aspirin and insult me in the morning."

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