Returning: Doc Martin

One of ABC's most popular dramas returns in early February.

2014-01-09_2308One of ABC’s most popular dramas, Doc Martin, returns in early February.

It’s back on Saturday nights in February.

This season premiered in the UK in September, but it isn’t clear if the show will be renewed for 2014.

Martin Clunes reprises his role as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the grumpy GP with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood, in eight new episodes of the highly successful drama set in the idyllic hamlet of Portwenn. All the regular members of the cast return for this popular series, filmed in the picturesque North Cornwall village of Port Isaac.

Wedding bells are ringing for the Doc and Louisa. But will the marriage finally go ahead? The Doc is irritated by PC Penhale, who wrongly presumes he is best man, plus Louisa is late. The Reverend has his doubts as to whether she will turn up, putting Martin on edge. But she does, looking beautiful and at long last they tie the knot.

After a larger than expected wedding reception, the newlyweds attempt to sneak off early, but Bert reveals he is driving them to a secret location for their wedding night. Ruth kindly offers to look after baby James Henry for the night.

The honeymoon lodge is in the middle of nowhere and is perfect, apart from Bert driving off with their suitcases. As they settle in to enjoy a glass of champagne, smoke fills the room – the chimney is blocked. They manage to put the fire out, but the room is ruined. Martin charges off into the night to find some help, which only leads to more problems.

In the meantime, Ruth has some issues of her own looking after baby James.

7:30pm Saturday 1st February ABC1.

4 Responses

  1. “the grumpy GP with a brusque bedside manner”

    I take umbrage at this. Doc Martin has a most affable personality, it’s just that he can’t abide fools, malingerers or charlatans. Nothing wrong with that.

  2. I’ve seen this series and it’s just as good as previous ones. continuity dept seems to have forgotten he has a blood phobia in episode 1. Its mentioned again in subsequent eps. I don’t like Ruth, she doesn’t seem to add much to the series.

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