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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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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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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StopHarperNow
Jul 18, 2015

Doc Martin is quirky, entertaining and funny. But I must say some of the more exaggerated characters (the secretary and the plumber e.g.) got on my nerves a bit. If season two refines these annoying characters a bit it would elevate the series up a notch.

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Test_Hamish_999
Jun 25, 2015

A very entertaining show. There's always a fairly simple problem that ties the episode together but the village and its characters make the series well worth the watch.

A1001100135190 Nov 13, 2014

Entertaining! We enjoy Doc Martin on public television, and look forward to watching his next "adventure" each week. This DVD had some of his "adventures" we had missed seeing. Well worth the wait we had to get the DVD..

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